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White Hills: June 14, 2012 NYCTaper Northside Showcase at 285 Kent – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 20, 2012

[Photos by Jill at For the Love of Brooklyn]

it seemed that the NYCTaper 2012 Northside Festival showcase provided an ideal time for bands to try out different sets and arrangements and be a bit more adventurous with their setlists and performance. White Hills, who I had seen more recently than the other bands who played, gave a set that focused on some of their classic, most exploration-friendly numbers, and duly impressed both first-timers and White Hills vets. We knew we were in for something special when “Song of Everything” from the band’s latest LP, Frying on this Rock, was the second song in the set, flowing straight into “You Dream You See” from that same record. But the track that followed, “Let the Right One In” from the band’s 2010 record, White Hills, was what sealed it for me as my favorite White Hills set yet, with its slow build to its cosmic climax. The closer, “Polvere  de Stelle”, also from White Hills, was equally a highlight. The Hills are the type of band that always keeps things interesting, and even in this festival-length format, they were able to give us that and more.

nyctaper and I recorded this set with Sennheiser MKH-8040 mics in our usual spot in the venue, plus Audio Technica 3031 mics at the stage lip and a soundboard feed.  The resulting wall of sound is an outstanding representation of the night. Enjoy!

Special thanks to Thrill Jockey Records and White Hills for playing the show. You can download other sets from the NYCTaper Showcase as well, including EULA and Rhyton.  

Stream “Let the Right One In”

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Stream “The Condition of Nothing”

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White Hills
NYCTaper Northside Festival Showcase
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Audio Technica 3031 (stage lip, NOS)>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Sennheiser MKH-8040 (ROC, 8ft, PAS) + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>3x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, adjust levels, EQ and compression on SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 32:35]
01 Pads of Light
02 Song of Everything
03 You Dream You See
04 Let the Right One In
05 The Condition of Nothing
06 Polvere de Stelle

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Holiday Shores: June 19, 2011 NYCTaper Northside Showcase @ Public Assembly – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

July 6, 2011

[Photo from Holiday Shores’ facebook page]

We were thrilled when Holiday Shores agreed to play our first-ever Northside Festival showcase. Like Northside favorites Surfer Blood, Holiday Shores are part of a growing contingent of Florida bands making interesting music (they’re from Tallahassee). The band took the opportunity at our showcase to perform five new songs that will appear on their forthcoming LP, New Masses for Squaw Peak, which will be released on September 13 by twosyllable records. Judging by this show at Public Assembly, Holiday Shores’ latest material has evolved somewhat from their first record, Columbus’d the Whim, with longer, more languid compositions and a more distinct sound that relies heavily on 60s organ sounds while staying true to their beach-y aesthetic. This is summer music, sure, “of the beach and not for the beach”, as Pitchfork put it, but it has become something more, too. Like many of the bands featured at our showcase, Holiday Shores have some exciting next steps ahead of them.

I recorded this set from the same location as the Quilty recording, emphasizing the soundboard feed over the audience feed as it was excellently balanced. Other than some bursts of feedback in the monitors during a couple of points, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Threepeat Got Old”:

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Holiday Shores
NYCTaper Northside Showcase
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: AKG C414 B-XLS (cardiod)>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod] (24/48)
Position: Each mic clamped to pole, split 5ft
Mastering: 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Mystic Pharaohs (Masc Pharaohs)
02 We Couldn’t Be Together
03 [banter]
04 Spells
05 Threepeat Got Old
06 Airglow

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