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Crazy Pills: April 8, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 16, 2014
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Crazy Pills DBA 4-8-14
[iphone photo by nyctaper]

When we put together a showcase for Death By Audio for last Tuesday, I was pretty excited going into the night. We had four excellent bands and although I’d never seen Crazy Pills live, their album had been on constant play for the last few weeks. When the show was a resounding success far beyond our expectations, it was in large part because many of the attendees already understood what we learned that night — that Crazy Pills has a infectious and kinetic stage energy that engaged the entire room from the start to the end of their forty minute set. The band is a trio fronted by Amanda B on guitar and vocals, Eddie from pow wow! on bass and Jim from Clouder on drums. The band’s debut album Restless is a mix of rockabilly, garage, brit invasion and power pop and it raves from start to finish. Their 9-song set contained seven tracks from the album, one new one and a fairly obscure cover. As with most of the crowd, we couldn’t keep from moving our feet throughout the set, and chuckling along with the witty and sometimes blue humor of the banter. Suffice to say that Crazy Pills are now on our must-see list, and that’s a good thing for us and our readers. They have several upcoming local dates, including a show at Grand Victory on May 2.

Acidjack and I recorded this set with his Naiant Omnis mounted to the ceiling about 20 feet from the stage and mixed with a fine board feed provided by DBA’s indefatigable leader Edan. The recording has all of the energy from the show with clear instrumentation and vocals and we’re extremely pleased with the quality. Enjoy!

Stream “Nothing But Love”

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Crazy Pills
2014-04-08
Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Naiant Omnis > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 35:34]
01 Break It Down
02 Alright (Get the Hell Out of Dodge)
03 Wedding Rings
04 Superstitious
05 Nothing But Love
06 Trudy June
07 Mr Pharmacist [The Fall]
08 Indictment
09 There are Dangers

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Crazy Pills, like them on Facebook, and purchase their debut album Restless from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Wussy: April 4, 2014 The Studio at Webster Hall – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 10, 2014
By

Wussy at Studio WH
[iphone photo by nyctaper]

Wussy’s new album Attica (Shake It Records) will be released in about a month. Its the band’s fifth full-length release and its certainly their most ambitious project thus far. The album fully incorporates touring guitarist John Erhardt as a full-time member and the added instrumentation is evident in the record’s production. Wussy recorded in the Afghan Whigs John Curley’s studio and the results are both stylistically consistent with their previous output and more fully realized. Wussy is still raw and authentic, and when we caught them live last week at The Studio at Webster Hall, still funny as hell. This band has some very dedicated fans — we receive more requests to record Wussy than any other band, believe it not — and the front half of the room at the Studio was packed. Lisa Walker even took time during the encore break to individually thank fans who she’d seen consistently at shows. The set was what we’ve come to expect from our previous experiences, a fun and energetic but a tad bit sloppy run through a good selection of the band’s Ohio americana/garage rock with frequent bits of hilarious banter. For this tour, the Attica material is obviously front and center and we’re streaming an excellent version of “Bug”, one of the standout tracks on the album.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards set up beside the soundboard in the rear of the rectangular room and mixed with a board feed provided by house FOH David. The chattering in the back of the room can be heard at quieter times in the recording, but overall the sound is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Bug”:

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Wussy
2014-04-04
The Studio at Webster Hall
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer David Fine-Firesheets] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:57]
01 Teenage Wasteland
02 Pulverized
03 Maglite
04 Death by Misadventure
05 To The Lightning
06 [banter - Joe's Daughter]
07 Bug
08 Pizza King
09 Yellow Cotton Dress
10 Rainbows and Butterflies
11 [banter - greatest city]
12 Airborne
13 [banter - videos]
14 Beautiful
15 [encore break]
16 Acetylene
17 Rigor Mortis

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wussy, visit their website, and pre-order Attica directly from Wussy’s Bandcamp page [HERE] and purchase it thereafter from Shake It Records [HERE].

Hurray For The Riff Raff: April 2, 2014 Knitting Factory – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 7, 2014
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In February, Hurray For The Riff Raff released Small Town Heroes, their first album for ATO Records. As we’ve followed the band closely for several years, the last five recordings of HFTRR on this site have also followed the growth and development of these songs over time. The album is a brilliant dose of Americana but the songcraft is truly what shines in the collection of inspired tracks. There’s the Carter Family influenced old country of “Blue Ridge Mountain”, country-rock in “End Of The Line”, New Orleans blues of “St Roch Blues”, the John Prine-ish title track, and the reverse/revenge murder ballad “The Body Electric” — all of which are authentic interpretations of the best of American music. HFTRR recently had a major personnel change when Sam Doores returned to his own excellent band The Deslondes. Our previous HFTRR experience featured Deslondes as the opening band, and Sam guested on several tracks. This past week at Knitting Factory was our first HFTRR show where Alynda Lee was the sole front-person and the growth in both her stage maturity and ease in the spotlight continue to impress. But she’s still a kid at heart and it brought smiles when she told of her shyness at meeting one of her idols Lucinda Williams at SXSW this year. I couldn’t help but think that ten years or so from now young performers will approach their idol Alynda Lee with the same timidity. We’re streaming the Lucinda cover played this night. Hurray For The Riff Raff are currently on tour in selected US cities throughout April before they head to Europe for a handful of shows in May.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in this venue — Sennheiser cards at the soundboard mixed with a feed from talented house FOH Rob. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “People Talkin” (Lucinda Williams cover):

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Hurray For The Riff Raff
2014-04-02
Knitting Factory
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:15:52]
01 The New SF Bay Blues
02 Blue Ridge Mountain
03 Instrumental
04 Look Out Mama
05 Slow Walk
06 When I Was A Cowboy [Leadbelly]
07 Levon’s Dream
08 I Know Its Wrong
09 Ode To John And Yoko
10 [Body Electric intro]
11 The Body Electric
12 [banter - Benjamin Booker]
13 Crash on the Highway
14 Lake Of Fire
15 End Of The Line
16 [banter - happy birthday]
17 Daniella
18 Everybody Knows
19 Here It Comes
20 Little Black Star
21 [encore break]
22 People Talkin [Lucinda Williams]
23 Fiddlesticks

If you Download this recording from nyctaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hurray For The Riff Raff, visit their website, and purchase Small Town Heroes from the ATO Records website [HERE].

Axxa / Abraxas: March 21, 2014 Baby’s All Right – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 2, 2014
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[photos by acidjack]

The Brooklyn band Axxa / Abraxas, like many of their Captured Tracks forebears, began in a bedroom. In this case, the bedroom of Atlanta native Ben Asbury, who drew influences near his hometown as well as his current home to create his self-titled debut. That record, produced by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, owes Taveniere’s main project an obvious debt, from the jangly guitars to a Jeremy Earl-style high falsetto vocal on some songs. What’s missed there, but more evident live, is the free-flowing style of the Elephant 6 collective from nearby Athens, Georgia, whose members are as legendary for their live shows as for their far-out styles. Bringing out these tunes live at Baby’s All Right must’ve been no easy task for Asbury and his bandmates, as the record’s slick production style doesn’t necessarily tell all of the band’s story. What you find out in the live setting is that the core of this music is Asbury’s skill at the axe; at age 23, he’s dropping some serious solos. Axxa / Abraxas feels more like a Brooklyn band at the start of their career than the polished crew you hear on the LP, and in many ways, that’s a good thing. One of this band’s greatest assets is youthful exuberance, and you could feel that in the room in a way you can’t on an album. You get the sense that, with more time with this material under their belt, it’ll only get better. Asbury’s best days are yet to come, and it’s going to be a great ride.

I recorded this set with the digital multitrack system at Baby’s All Right, set up by engineer David Lefcourt, together with an onstage pair of Naiant X-X omnidirectional microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Painted Blue”

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Axxa /Abraxas
2014-03-21
Baby’s All Right
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded by David Lefcourt and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

Digital multitrack soundboard (Engineer: David Lefcourt) + Naiant X-X (omni, onstage)>Pro Tools>Numerous 24bit/48kHz WAVs>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (various dynamics, compression, alignment, mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, stereo imaging, dynamics)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Ryan Michalak (Is Coming to Town) (fades in)
02 Going Forth
03 I Almost Fell
04 Beyond the Wind
05 Same Signs
06 So Far Away
07 Ride Into the Night
08 Painted Blue
09 On the Run
10 All That’s Passed
11 Anything Could Happen [The Clean]

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Axxa / Abraxas, like them on Facebook, and buy their self-titled LP from Captured Tracks.

Larkin Grimm: February 26, 2014 Trans Pecos – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 1, 2014
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[Photos by acidjack]

The nice thing about raw talent is that it never really goes away. Larkin Grimm has a powerful and soulful voice that is so striking in its beauty. It is the keystone of her remarkable career. But Larkin last played shows regularly around the release of her last album in early 2012 — we recorded the CD release show. In the last two years, she’s been home raising her son and living a family life. But with a batch of new songs, it was time for Larkin Grimm to return to live performance and we were so happy that one of her first shows back was our NYCTaper event at Trans Pecos a few weeks ago. From the very first note of her set it was clear that she was happy to be back, and we were happy to see her. The voice was as strong as ever and it was perhaps the most relaxed and satisfying set we have ever seen Larkin play. She assembled an outstanding band and worked through a forty minute set with a couple of new songs, some old favorites and one traditional number. Larkin Grimm will next play at the Martin Bisi CD release show at Glasslands on April 15.

acidjack recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones in the wide-angle ORTF pattern at the stage lip, combined with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Paradise and So Many Colors”

Download the complete show: [MP3| [FLAC]

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.

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Larkin Grimm
2014-02-26
Trans Pecos
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (stage lip, ORTF)>KC5>PFA + Soundboard>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [band intro]
02 Trouble In Your Heart [new song]
03 Hello Pool of Tears
04 When I’m Alone With You [new song]
05 Paradise and So Many Colors
06 My Justine
07 Without a Body Or a Numb and Useless Mind
08 I Ain’t Got No Money (?)
09 The Road Is Paved With Leaves

If you enjoyed this performance, PLEASE SUPPORT Larkin Grimm, visit her website, and purchase Soul Retrieval from the links at her website [HERE].

Thou: March 23, 2014 Saint Vitus – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 31, 2014
By

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[screen shot from UnartigNYC video]

Throughout their career Thou has been very prolific band, but their new album Heathen is actually the band’s first full length in four years and the first music they’ve released in over a year. The album is a powerful work that combines the band’s traditional doom metal with elements of shoegaze and post-rock to create a masterful work where the music truly compliments Thou’s lyrical vision. The tour reached NYC last week and we caught the Sunday night show at Saint Vitus. The band’s set consisted of five of the seven full songs from Heathen and despite some humorous in between song requests, it seemed as if the sold-out crowd was with them the whole way. Thou are currently on tour across the country throughout April but will return to NYC in July for several local shows.

I recorded this set with the Sennheisers mounted in front of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Into The Marshlands”:

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Thou
2014-03-23
Saint Vitus
Brooklyn, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer: Nick Cageao] + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 47:08]
01 Ode to Physical Pain
02 Feral Faun
03 [banter - white metal bands]
04 At the Foot of Mount Driskill
05 In Defiance of the Sages
06 Into the Marshlands

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thou, visit their website, and purchase Heathen from Gilead Media [HERE].

Doug Keith: March 19, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 26, 2014
By

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[photos by PSquared Photography]

My first introduction to Doug Keith was as the talented multi-instrumentalist who has backed Sharon Van Etten in her rise from local favorite to international star. With the release of his new album Pony, Doug has stepped out from the shadows into the limelight without missing a beat. As he has been a loyal bandmate, as frontman Doug has reaped the benefit of good karma to gather some of the best musicians around to help with the album and the tour. Dinosaur Jr.’s guitar maven J. Mascis guests on the album’s “Pure Gold in the 70s” (live version streaming below), and the tour group is a band of all-stars featuring Zeke Hutchins from SVE Band on drums, and brothers Phil and Brad Cook from Megafaun (and a bunch of other projects) on guitars, keyboards and bass. At Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday, Doug’s set opening for The War On Drugs was a very satisfying forty-minute set that featured six of the nine tracks from Pony and one neat cover. With Sharon due to tour the world beginning in June, its likely that the solo Doug Keith will be on the shelf for a while. But we’ll have this special set to keep us until his return.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the War On Drugs set and except for a little bit of crowd chatter, the sound quality is equally superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Pure Gold in the 70s”:

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Doug Keith
2014-03-19
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 35:04]
01 Harvest Home
02 You Can’t Stand to be Alone
03 [banter - Zeke]
04 The Apostles
05 Pure Gold in the 70s
06 [banter - Brad]
07 Black Metal Black
08 Wasn’t Born to Follow [Carole King/Byrds]
09 [banter - records]
10 I Will Burn For You

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Doug Keith, visit his website, and purchase Pony from his Bandcamp Page [HERE].

Outer Minds: March 13, 2014 DC Against the World SXSW Party, New Movement Theater (Austin, TX) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

March 26, 2014
By

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[photos by acidjack]

I wasn’t familiar with the Chicago psych-rockers Outer Minds before they hit the unofficial DC Against The World SXSW day show put on at the New Movement Theater improv club, but as with several bands at this outstanding showcase, I’m glad I am now. Outer Minds bring a distinctly classic flavor to their sound, abetted mainly by the dark organ melodies of Mary McKane. Vocalist/percussionist Gina Lira joins with McKane to provide a strong female counterpoint vocal harmony-wise to Zach Medearis, who brings serious Nuggets-era guitar stomp to go with his vocal attack. While the band excels at creating a general atmosphere, that doesn’t mean they can’t write a powerful pop song, too. “Shadows of the Moon”, streaming below, could’ve been as winning a number on the FM dial of old as it is now. We expect more great things from this band in the future!

I recorded this set in the same manner as the other recordings from this show, with Schoeps MK4V microphones and a stereo soundboard feed. The quality is limited only by that of the rented PA. Enjoy!

Stream “Shadows of the Moon”

Download the complete show: [MP3| [FLAC]

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.

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Outer Minds
2014-03-13
DC Against the World SXSW Day Party
New Movement Theater
Austin, TX USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (FOB/DFC/PAS)>KC5>PFA + Soundboard (engineer: Mike)>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, edit SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects, imaging, compression)>Audacity 2.0.3 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Until You’re Dead
02 She Calls My Name
03 Plight of the Sun
04 Stone
05 Seeds of the Earth
06 Shadows of the Moon
07 We Are the Sun

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Outer Minds, like them on Facebook, and buy their records on their bandcamp page. Support the sponsors of this event - CHIRP (the Chicago Independent Radio Project), Fredericksburg All AgesRogness Brewing Company and Bitch Beer

The War On Drugs: March 19, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 23, 2014
By

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[photos by PSquared Photography]

The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream is a record that can only be adequately described in grand sweeping terms. This release is not simply in the “best of 2014″ discussion, it will be considered one the best of this decade. There have been some lofty review ratings posted for Lost this week, and much effusive praise, but as we have chronicled the growth of this band and Adam Graduciel over the last five years, the album is a natural progression for a group whose two prior records were each superb. But Lost In the Dream changes the equation and ups the ante for The War On Drugs. The ten songs on this album are each microcosms of the work as a whole — the struggles and doubts of a man in his mid-30s grappling with passage of youth and the inevitable approach of middle age — each set to haunting and evocative melodies that echo in the ear even after moving on to the next track. The stories of Adam’s obsessions with the minutiae of the production of this albums have all been told. The man truly suffers for his art. But ultimately the musicianship finds itself equal to the songcraft. Lost is the first War On Drugs album where the songs are given a chance to breath and step outside themselves to reach remarkable crescendos. The lazy term would be that the songs “jam”, but these aren’t improvisations instead rather meticulously crafted passages. For instance, “Eyes To The Wind” hits its peak with a screaming guitar solo that segues to sax and then piano and back to guitar seamlessly and almost without the listener recognizing the lead change.

For the band’s current tour, Adam has assembled the core band but has added two ringers, multi-instrumentalists John Natchez and Anthony LeMarca. We attended the Bowery Ballroom shows on Wednesday and Thursday and if the album truly deserves the superlatives so in fact does the live show. On Wednesday, The War On Drugs worked through the entire Lost In The Dream (minus one instrumental track) and selected classic material in a 100-minute set that was stunning in its ability to not only capture the magic of Lost but expand upon its instrumental passages. We have never seen Adam more confident and in charge and on stage the band’s mood appeared both celebratory and all-business. There was even a champagne bottle poured into cups on stage on Wednesday. But if there is any sadness in this band’s triumph, its that this is almost certainly the last time The War On Drugs will play a room the size of Bowery Ballroom. Given how quickly and thoroughly the three NYC shows sold out, the band could have played five local shows without an empty seat. As the tour continues West and then ultimately moves to Europe, we expect that The War On Drugs will return to NYC in the Fall.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in this venue – Sennheiser cards mounted in the balcony and mixed with an excellent board feed, this time mixed by the band’s FOH C. Laszlo Koltay to perfection. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Eyes To The Wind”:

Stream “Suffering”:

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The War On Drugs
2014-03-19
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer C. Laszlo Koltay] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:39:47]
01 In Reverse
02 Baby Missiles
03 Under The Pressure
04 Suffering
05 [banter - Sore Eros]
06 Eyes To The Wind
07 [banter - dad]
08 An Ocean in Between the Waves
09 Disappearing
10 Red Eyes
11 [band introductions]
12 Brothers
13 Burning
14 Lost In The Dream
15 Comin Through
16 I Was There
17 Come To The City
18 Black Water Falls

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The War On Drugs, visit their website, and purchase Lost In The Dream from Secretly Canadian Records [HERE]. Seriously, if you don’t already own this album, do yourself a favor and buy it.

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Unicycle Loves You: February 16, 2014 Radio Bushwick – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 16, 2014
By

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(video stills from Maks Suski)

Unicycle Loves You have been grinding along making their fuzzy and melodic guitar-based psych-rock for almost a decade in an era among ultimately forgettable laptop and keyboard bands. In fact, they played our CMJ shows in 2009 and 2010 when they were living in Chicago, back in the days of “chill wave” and “glo-fi” and other nonsense one-dimensional buzz labels. A couple of years ago, Jim Carroll and Nicole Vitale got married and moved to New York. In June, ULY will release The Dead Age their first new album since Pop Candy called Failure an “album of the week” two years ago. Its seems though that raves from popular websites aside, the music world has finally caught up to ULY. Given the re-emergence of garage, psychedelic and psych-rock in popular circles the last couple of years, its not surprising that Spin Magazine premiered Unicycle Loves You’s new single “Face Tattoo” (our live version is streaming below). We caught the band at Radio Bushwick a few weeks back on a bill with Whiskey Bitches (previously posted here). It was nice to catch up again with Jim and Nicole and we are extremely pleased to report that they are playing better than ever — with an energy and immediacy that portends for big things in the very near future. Spin premieres aside, the new songs are all pretty tight and destined for a higher profile for a band that has deserved the recognition for at least the last half-decade. Unicycle Loves You have a few upcoming gigs, including Shea Stadium, Cake Shop and again at Radio Bushwick, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on a small stand directly in front of the stage to capture the instruments and mixed with a soundboard feed to fortify the vocals. The results are outstanding, enjoy!

Stream “Face Tattoo”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Unicycle Loves You
2014-02-16
Radio Bushwick
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Tyson Woods] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 > 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

Setlist:
[Total Time 37:13]
01 Falling Off
02 Face Tattoo
03 Bad News Club
04 Endless Bummer
05 Suicide Pizza
06 [banter - albums]
07 Failure
08 Grownups
09 Wow Wave Cinema
10 Dead Age

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Unicycle Loves You, visit their website, and pre-order The Dead Age from their Groovebot Campaign [HERE].

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