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Deervana: September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 15, 2013
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Nirvana’s final album In Utero was released on September 13, 1993. In many ways, 1993 was a watershed year. It was the year that Clinton became President, and the year that the Web evolved from a connection to a handful of servers to a truly “world-wide” phenomenon. It was also the last full year of Kurt Cobain’s life. In Utero reflects many of the troubles and contradictions in Cobain’s life at that time — illness, drug addiction, the complications of fame and fatherhood. As an album of representing the life of a troubled artist and tortured soul its a brilliant work. Twenty years removed, the historical significance of the album is established and the painful events that followed its release are old wounds. Deervana is Deer Tick‘s alter ego and its attempt to both pay tribute to the band and enjoy playing music that the band loves. On Friday night, the band played its first Deervana show in NYC in two years, this time to play In Utero from start to finish on its 20th anniversary. John McCauley noted several times during the show that Deervana is “just for fun”. And at Brooklyn Bowl the band and the crowd had just that. There were no deep philosophical statements, recriminations or any sign of mourning. Enough time has passed for that. The performance was a faithful and at times eerily soundalike play through the album from start to finish. We are streaming “All Apologies”, the album’s final track and Nirvana’s swan song. As the crowd chanted along with Deervana, “all in all is all we are” indeed.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted high about midway on the floor and mixed with an excellent stereo board feed mixed expertly by Deer Tick’s FOH Matt. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “All Apologies”:

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Deervana
2013-09-13
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 45:57]
01 [introduction]
02 Serve the Servants
03 Scentless Apprentice
04 Heart-Shaped Box
05 Rape Me
06 Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle
07 Dumb
08 Very Ape
09 Milk It
10 Pennyroyal Tea
11 Radio Friendly Unit Shifter
12 Tourette’s
13 All Apologies

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DIIV: June 8, 2012 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs (including rare Nirvana cover!)

June 14, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Beach Fossils‘ Zachary Cole Smith is such an unabashed Nirvana fan that he named his new musical project “DIIV” after the band’s b-side “Dive”. This Friday night madhouse of a show at 285 Kent headlined by DIIV as a “secret guest” had much of the same  joyful chaos as the better shows of Nirvana’s pre-Nevermind career. A full house packed 285 until it was a virtual sweat lodge, teeming with teenage bodies flying through the air, moshing and having a hell of a time (this all-ages show was also a celebration of somebody’s graduation). DIIV tore through a good chunk of the numbers from their soon-to-be released album, Oshin, with Smith ruling the frenzied proceedings like a man who wasn’t sweating bullets. The highlight of the night for me was an homage to Nirvana, when the band covered an extremely obscure unreleased Cobain song known to bootleg collectors as either “Bambi Slaughter” or “Creation”. Even if DIIV aren’t exactly Nirvana (yet anyway), the show was a reminder that rock n’ roll isn’t supposed to be tidy, or clean or safe – it’s blood on the floor, bodies in the air, sweat soaking your shirt, heads banging, hair flying. It’s wonderful, isn’t it?

This was a very difficult recording environment and situation. The extreme levels of humidity and heat in the club played havoc with both the onstage equipment and my equipment, and there is some distortion in both the soundboard feed and in my microphones as a result. I spent several hours working on this to make it was good as I could, but it is still not a very good recording by the standards of this site. That said, it is still quite listenable, and an accurate representation of a very interesting and fun night.

Thanks to Ian Perlman for the setlist, and the inspiration to try and mix this thing down right.

Stream “Bambi Slaughter” [Nirvana]

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Stream “Human”

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DIIV
2012-06-08
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK5 (omni, A-B)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (various edits, EQ and changes)>Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (further edits)>Audacity (set fades, balance, tracking, amplify, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Druun
02 Past Lives
03 Human
04 Big Joke
05 Air Conditioning [w/ “All Apologies” tease]
06 How Long Have You Known
07 [tuning]
08 Wait
09 Follow
10 Sometime
11 Bambi Slaughter [Nirvana]
12 Doused

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Earth: October 2, 2011 ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 6, 2011
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[Photo courtesy of Jason Persse]

The revivified (as of 2005) Seattle band Earth is a behemoth of sound. Progenitors of an entire microgenre (“drone doom”), the band’s latest incarnation is a slightly more epic, and also more delicate outfit that combines elements of heavy grunge guitars, drone and americana. The band also has several ties to the band Nirvana, including lead guitarist and founding member Dylan Carlson’s well-documented friendship with Kurt Cobain, and current bandmember and cellist Lori Goldston’s role as touring cellist for Nirvana (and cellist on MTV Unplugged In New York).

But the band’s connections and history are only footnotes to one of the most powerful of the sets I have seen since I began attending the various New York-based All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals. This fourth year of the festival (awkwardly rechristened “ATP Presents I’ll Be Your Mirror”) was relocated from the quirky (and sketchy) holiday resort where it was held for the previous three years to the more welcoming environs of the Asbury Park, NJ – home of Bruce Springsteen and many other notable artists (including recent NYCTaper favorite Nicole Atkins, as we learned last week). Along with the relocation came new venues, including the weathered-but-still-standing Paramount Theater, which provided the ideal venue for Earth’s prettified slowcore.

The band played five longform compositions, each of which Carlson introduced by name, including the band’s first-ever song “Ouroboros Is Broken” as well as the title track from its latest record, Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light, a sequel to which is due soon. Each song was positively massive, cinematic in its sweep, with Carlson’s darkly-tuned guitar riffs threading in between Goldston’s somber cello, all backed by a focused but dense wall of bass and drums. Earth are one of many examples of the eclectic but brilliant programming of ATP – a modern classic of a band that may have been overlooked by some, but is a fixture for those who know them. Not only was theirs the best-sounding set of the festival, but one of the most inspired – reminding us of the critical essence of the early Seattle sound, and where it could have gone if it had the chance to grow up. Indeed, ATP festivals are always somewhere to be inspired, not only by outstanding music, but by the fans and sense of community they engender. It is my privilege to bring you but a small piece of this experience.

I recorded this set with the DPA 4021 microphones from the optimum spot in the venue. Especially given the use of a mobile rig, it is one of my finest captures of the year. Enjoy!

The other set by an ATP band that allows audio taping – Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra – will be posted to the site in the coming days as well.

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Direct Download of the FLAC files [HERE]

Stream the complete set:

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Earth
ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror
Paramount Theater
Asbury Park, NJ USA

An acidjack master recording

DPA 4021>PS/2>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)>Audition (set fades, fix clapping, EQ, normalize)>Audacity (tracking)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Black Water Side>Old Black
02 Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull
03 Father Midnight
04 Ouroboros is Broken
05 Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Earth, visit their website, and purchase Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I directly from their site [HERE]

Deervana: June 19, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 22, 2011
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[photo by Abby Resko]

On the final night of the Northside Festival, less than 24 hours after Courtney Love showed up to watch Wavves, Deer Tick performed a faithful 45-minute set of Nirvana covers at the Brooklyn Bowl under the moniker “Deervana”. Sunday night was the third “official” Deervana show (after SXSW and Bonnaroo), and is rumored to be the final performance of this particular cover show. Although John McCauley was just nine years old when Kurt Cobain died in 1994, the Deer Tick leader has impressed us from the very beginning as an “old soul” with an intrinsic understanding of the nuances of influential music. In the case of Cobain, this would include performing his music with the irreverence of punk rock’s freedom while appreciating the deep pain and ultimate tragedy of its protagonist. In true Nirvana fashion, Deervana eschewed the “hits” and instead presented a set of the less recognizable but no less powerful numbers, including “In Bloom”, “Serve the Servants” and “Lithium” (streaming below). Throughout, the music was the centerpiece until the the very end of the set when all heck broke loose and Deervana crashed their Fender guitars with the most appropriate object in this particular venue — bowling balls.

This set was recorded by our friend Erik, who stepped up when the rest of the NYCTaper crew was otherwise occupied. He received a mono board feed directly into an Edirol digital recorder. Although lacking in true stereo sound, the clarity of this recording is exceptional, and under the circumstances, its a superb capture of this memorable gig. Enjoy!

Stream “Lithium”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Deervana
2011-06-19
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY

Deer Tick performs a complete Nirvana Set
Digital Master Soundboard Recording

Soundboard Mono Feed > Edirol R09 > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, stereo imaging, downsample, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by Erik B
Produced by nyctaper
2011-06-21

Setlist:
[Total Time 48:32]
01 School
02 In Bloom
03 Aneurysm
04 Blew
05 Lithium
06 [banter]
07 About a Girl
08 On a Plain [false start]
09 On a Plain
10 Been A Son
11 Serve The Servants
12 Molly’s Lips
13 Scentless Apprentice
14 Something in the Way
15 Curmudgeon

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