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Palehound: August 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos

August 18, 2016

[photo by nyctaper]

It was a sunny afternoon on one of the hottest days of the year, but inside the cool confines of Trans-Pecos last Saturday’s show hosted by PopGun was a winner. Palehound was the headliner and it is true that we had not seen the band since our CMJ show in 2014. In the interim, Ellen Kempner compiled a new band — which is essentially now a power trio of Jesse Weiss on drums and Dave Khoshtinat on bass. With a superb rhythm section behind her and on the tails of last year’s well received album Dry Food, Ellen’s stature has been all upwards since our last meeting. At Pecos to a large crowd relieved to be indoors and cool, Palehound played a well-paced set that featured three new songs but relied primarily on Dry Food material. Sure, we got a couple of “oldies” including the fave “Pet Carrot” but this is a band that is clearly looking forward where the future is rosy as hell.

Palehound will be playing the Wild Honey Pie’s Welcome Campers event next weekend. Details here. The band will return to more active dates in the Fall.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in front of the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound is quite representative of the room that excellent day. Enjoy!

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Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Chris] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 54:43]
01 [new song – Don’t Come Near Me]
02 Psycho Speak
03 Healthier Folk
04 Molly
05 Easy
06 [banter – bad week]
07 Dry Food
08 Drooler
09 Cinnamon
10 Seekonk
11 Cushioned Caging
12 [banter – Wyoming]
13 Pet Carrot
14 [banter – sleep-away camp]
15 [new song – At Night I’m Alright]
16 [new song – Stuck With the Weight]
17 Dixie

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Rathborne: May 14, 2013 Glasslands – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 16, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

Luke Rathborne is young, has an LP and two EPs under his belt, and he’s just getting started. Rathborne’s 2011 record, After Dark, was recorded when he was a young man of 17; he came here at 18. We found him at Glasslands less than two years later celebrating the release of a new album, SOFT, that refines the sound of those rawer earlier experiments. Styling the performing band simply Rathborne, the group took the stage and kicked off the Replacements-esque “Wanna Be You” without a second’s hesitation. Rathborne is a natural presence onstage, with a refreshing kindness and innocence to go with his rock poise. He may not have even been born then, but Rathborne is clearly a student of the 80s, particularly New Wave acts like the Cars. Most of the songs played clocked in under three minutes and exuded fresh energy. Rathborne closed the set with “So Long NYC”, about the all-too-common story of your dreams washing out. But for Luke Rathborne, his own dreams are very much alive.

I recorded this set with our Glasslands house setup, including Naiant microphones and a mix provided by house engineer Chris. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Last Forgiven”:

Stream “Deal”

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Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Naiant X-R (cardiod, DFC, ORTFish) + Soundboard (engineer: Chris)>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (align, mix down)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tube effect)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, light parallel compression, tagging, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Wanna Be You
02 What More
03 I’m So Tired
04 [tuning/banter]
05 Eno
06 Last Forgiven
07 [banter1]
08 Nobody Knows
09 Soft
10 Why
11 Deal
12 Low!
13 Don’t Call Me Baby
14 So Long NYC

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Rathborne, visit their website, and pre-order SOFT [HERE]


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