Posts Tagged ‘ NYCTaper CMJ Show ’

Prussia: October 20, 2011 Cake Shop + October 22, 2011 Cameo Gallery (CMJ Shows) – Flac and MP3 Downloads and Streaming Songs

November 1, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

Prussia is a self-described “experimental pop” band from Detroit. With two keyboards, often three guitars, and a range of sound effects to supplement the unique vocals of singer Ryan Spencer, Prussia is at the forefront of the burgeoning Michigan underground music scene. Last week, the band traveled to NYC for CMJ and performed seven times. We were fortunate to have them play at both shows we hosted this year — the NYCTaper CMJ show at Cake Shop on Thursday and the Golden Ratio / BirdDog Promo / NYCTaper show at Cameo Gallery on Saturday. Prussia played in the second slot for both shows, but the early afternoon set time did not detract from their energy or musical prowess. Behind all of the inventive experimental indie is simply five outstanding musicians. Prussia’s third release is their new album Poor English, which is available in a “name your price” format on Bandcamp. Their set included four of the new songs, two of which are streaming below.

I recorded the Cake Shop set in the same manner as all the of the recordings already posted from that day and the sound quality is superb. The Cameo Gallery recording is a mix of the Neumann microphones on a stand in front of the soundboard booth and mixed with a soundboard feed. The room is a boomier than Cake Shop, so that while the sound is quite excellent, its a very different recording from the Cake Shop one. Enjoy both!

Stream “Bleeder” from Cake Shop:

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Stream “Sheep Hunt” from Cameo Gallery:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files
Cake Shop (HERE)
Cameo Gallery (HERE)

Direct Download of the Complete show in FLAC:
Cake Shop [HERE]
Cameo Gallery [HERE].

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Prussia
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-31

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:59]
01 Girl Cop
02 Mediator
03 Bleeder
04 Sleeper
05 Sheep Hunt
06 Annie

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Prussia
2011-10-22
Cameo Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-31

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:19]
01 Girl Cops
02 Mediator
03 Bleeder
04 Sleeper
05 Sheep Hunt
06 Annie

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Prussia, visit their website, and and purchase their new album Poor English from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Hoop Dreams: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 29, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

We have covered so many Captured Tracks bands over the years — the label’s roster lines up pretty closely with the tastes of the people of this site. So it was no surprise to us that Hoop Dreams, who so impressed at Glasslands in August, were on Captured Tracks and poised to release their first record. The band has a sound clearly influenced by early 80s Manchester UK — and which sounds quite like Captured Tracks label-head Mike Sniper’s Blank Dogs. Hoop Dreams performed in the third slot at our CMJ show, but their 2pm performance was the first of the day to fill the room. Max Brooks deep baritone vocals are delivered with confidence and are complimented perfectly by the melodic guitar lines and aggressive bass guitar, often supplemented by electric violin. The band performed their only current release, the single “XCPR” along with much of what we believe will comprise their debut album. We are streaming the set’s final track “Jumping Fences”, which finished the show on an energetic high note. Hoop Dreams returns to NYC for a gig at Glasslands on November 12.

I recorded this set in the same manner as all of the other sets from this day and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Jumping Fences”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Hoop Dreams
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-27

Setlist:
[Total Time 31:17]
01 Black Sunglasses
02 Choir
03 New Time
04 XCPR
05 Knife Fights
06 The Creep
07 Under the Snow
08 Jumping Fences

If you enjoyed this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Hoop Dreams, visit their Facebook page, visit their Bandcamp page, and purchase their single XCPR from Captured Tracks.

Widowspeak: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 27, 2011
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield]

The curse of being anointed a CMJ “buzz band” is that everyone wants to be seen at your shows, but no one is really listening to the music. We decided to offer Widowspeak a spot on our CMJ bill back in June, after both acidjack and I had seen them perform compelling sets at different shows. They seemed like a natural fit — unpretentious and intelligent indie-rock with roots in multiple genres from multiple decades. Widowspeak makes music for music lovers. I guess its not that surprising then that ten other promoters also booked them, and every “CMJ preview” mentioned them as a “band to see”. As with every band we booked, we’ll add to that Widowspeak is also a “band to hear”. On Thursday, when they performed at the NYCTaper show at 4 pm at Cake Shop they were also scheduled to play shows at 10:30am, 8pm and 11pm that day. So we lucked into getting the band fresh, lively, and in good moods. The set is concise but clearly indicates that the band has grown in confidence and cohesion since we last saw them. We’re streaming “Puritan”, as that track had some extra jump in its step — energy that the band would need later that night.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the previous sets from this show. We boosted the vocals from the board feed a bit more in this recording and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Puritan”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Widowspeak
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-26

Setlist:
[Total Time 22:52]
01 Nightcrawlers
02 Hard Times
03 Fir Coat
04 In The Pines
05 Puritan
06 Harsh Realm
07 Gun Shy

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Widowspeak, visit their Facebook page, visit their Bandcamp page, and purchase their newly-released LP from Captured Tracks.

Savoir Adore: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 26, 2011
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[photo by Amanda Hatfield]

We have in the last several months had the distinct pleasure of experiencing Savoir Adore up close in two very different settings. In June, at their semi-acoustic Vivo in Vino concert, the band was adept at paring down their instruments to perform an excellent set in an intimate setting. At Thursday at our CMJ show at Cake Shop, we saw the full band and all the trappings — Paul Hammer in particular was remarkable at switching between electronics, guitar, vocals and keys, often more than one at a time. The set consisted of three new songs and four tracks from their debut album In The Wooded Forest. We are streaming “We Talk Like Machines”, which featured gorgeous vocals from Deidre Muro. Savoir Adore are poised at this point to take it the next level. The band’s obvious talent, energy and professionalism is a sure thing, and as they finish recording their second album, we expect big things from them in 2012.

I recorded this set in the same manner at the two previous recordings posted from this show and the sound quality is superb.

Stream “We Talk Like Machines”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Savoir Adore
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-25

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:47]
01 Bodies
02 Sparrow
03 Sara’s Secret
04 We Talk Like Machines
05 [banter]
06 Dreamers
07 Loveliest Creature
08 Transylvanian Candy Patrol

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Savoir Adore, visit their website, follow them on Facebook, and purchase In The Wooded Forest from their the Cantora Records website [HERE].

Tristen: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 25, 2011
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[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

Tristen released her debut album in February, and her national breakout has seen coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone magazine, Spin magazine, and a performance on Mountain Stage. Inexplicably, Tristen has not hit NYC. We attempted to reconcile that anomaly when we invited her to perform at our CMJ show at Cake Shop. I spent much of the pre-show conversation imploring people not to miss her, and was rewarded when Tristen delivered a superb thirty minute set. She began with a new song, and her set included five numbers from Charlatans At The Garden Gate. Her band (“The Ringers”) included a couple of new players from her last performance in NYC (February at Knitting Factory), but was tight and comfortable with the material. The penultimate number from the set, “Doomday”, featured a killer hook and some of Tristen’s best vocals, and we are streaming it below. After her set was over, I was approached by several people who thanked me for telling them not to miss her set. Perhaps NYC is finally ready for her talent. Tristen goes back on tour in January with a series of East Coast dates opening for Justin Townes Earle.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the White Fence set, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Doomsday”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Tristen
2011-10-20
Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-10-23

Setlist:
[Total Time 29:20]
01 New Punching Bag
02 Special Kind of Fear
03 [banter – band intro]
04 Catalyst
05 Save Raina
06 [banter – day drinking]
07 Avalanche
08 [banter – jazz music]
09 Doomsday
10 [banter – one more]
11 No One’s Gonna Know

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tristen, visit her website, and purchase Charlatans At The Garden Gate from the American Myth Records website [HERE].

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