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The Everymen: October 7, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 19, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

PopMatters and a few others stole my thunder when they suggested that The Everymen‘s new record, New Jersey Hardcore, might be better understood with the word “Hardcore” first instead of last. PopMatters didn’t intend that as an insult, and neither do I. The simple fact is, this is the sort of band that revels in, rather than shies from, its home state, and the tropes The Everymen borrow from fellow Garden State artists are some of the state’s most lovable. Musically, they are not, despite some punk leanings, “hardcore” in the sense that, say, Minor Threat was. But they’re a lot of fun.

This show at Public Assembly was the band’s release party for the record, which dropped October 9 on Killing Horse Records, and most of this crowd seemed thankful the following Monday was a holiday. Gruff-voiced frontman Mike V is the band’s beating heart, its big, rough-around-the-edges lovable – yes – everyman who you’d probably be cheering for even if you’d never met the guy. But sharing that stage is a bona fide rock band that includes sax, keyboards and its own version of Pavement’s percussionist/mascot Bob Nastanovich, and one that could power through an 18-song set on a Sunday night and gave a lot of different looks in the process. Consider just one sequence of covers during this show, when the band played Bobby Vinton’s “I Love How You Love”, then Reigning Sound’s “As Long”, then Midnight Oil’s “Beds Are Burning” – all pretty faithfully. The Billy Joel and (you guessed it) Springsteen covers came later on. But the band’s ability to mimic other bands shouldn’t take away from their original material, which also covers a lot of ground.  The leadoff track, “Dreams” showed off the band’s punk influences, as did “Coney Island High” which brought co-lead vocalist Catherine Herrick to the forefront. Other songs, like 2011’s “Ballad of Sarin” head in a different direction, with a prominent sax lead and a swing-y bounce. Much like the Garden State’s most famous artist, you get the sense that The Everymen’s main priority is putting on the most fun rock n’ roll show possible, wherever that takes them or however they need to do it. With the Jersey flag flying, the band’s encore was an extended version of “Boss Johnny & the Get Lucky”, a perfect coda to what Mike V called the band’s best show yet. Well, lucky him – it was also his birthday. As one of the audience members who had to work the next day, I took off right after the show, but when I left, there were still plenty of admirers looking to buy him a birthday shot.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed from the Public Assembly house engineer, combined with AKG 414 large-diaphragm microphones.  Though the vocals are a tad low in the mix in the beginning, this is generally an excellent capture. Enjoy!

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The Everymen
2012-10-07
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod, DFC, PAS) + Soundboard > Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ on AUD source)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (additional EQ, exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Dreams
02 [comedy]
03 With the Boys
04 Telephone
05 Ballad of Sarin
06 1000 Miles
07 Zeppole Ben
08 I Love How You Love Me [Bobby Vinton]
09 As Long [Reigning Sound]
10 Beds Are Burning [Midnight Oil]
11 Get On the Train
12 A Girl Named Lou Pt. 2
13 [banter]
14 21 Career de Valencia
15 Fingers Crossed
16 Ain’t Good Enough For You [Bruce Springsteen]
17 Dance Only, Only Dance
18 Coney Island High
19 [banter]
20 You May Be Right [Billy Joel]
21 Boss Johnny & The Get Lucky

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Eidetic Seeing: August 9, 2012 Public Assembly – FLAC / MP3 / Streaming

August 23, 2012
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[photos by acidjack]

For fans of heavy, psychedelic, experimental and improvisational rock, the current Brooklyn and NYC scene is an embarrassment of riches. To an illustrious list that includes White Hills, The Psychic Paramount, Oneida, Naam and many others (many of whom have been featured on this site), make sure to include the Brooklyn trio Eidetic Seeing in the canon. I first caught the band in their infancy, when they opened for White Hills at Cake Shop back in 2009. At the time, I was impressed, but clearly the band was just getting started. After releasing an EP that year, they laid down the until-recently vinyl only Drink the Sunin 2011. The absence of the record from the digital realm may have kept Eidetic Seeing a bit under the radar (it’s now available on their bandcamp page, and the vinyl is still featured at local record stores like Earwax and Academy), but they aren’t likely to stay that way for long.

This show at Public Assembly turned out to be an extra-special performance, as the band ran freeform through forty-five minutes of all-new material that they hope to lay down in the studio in the coming months. Several of these songs were newly-rehearsed, giving them a raw, exciting quality and giving the band members a chance to expand upon their ideas in real time. Mostly devoid of lyrics, at least for now, new songs like “Untitler” expand upon and extend the band’s palette, adding free jazz flourishes to guitarist Sean Forleza, drummer Paul Feitzinger, and bassist Danilo Randjic-Coleman’s dense, spaced-out stew. The songs flowed seamlessly from one to the next, with the highlight coming with the mid-set sequence of “Ashplant Blues” and “White Flight”, which gave Forleza a few vocal turns. Keep an eye on the band’s website for future shows in Brooklyn and beyond. These guys will melt your face if given the chance.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones in an optimal spot in the venue, coupled with a light amount of soundboard feed provided by the Public Assembly engineer, Theo. The house mix and room sound in the Public Assembly was outstanding on this night, and it is reflected in this recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Ashplant Blues”

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Eidetic Seeing
2012-08-09
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown, compress SBD, balance)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (amplify)>Audacity (tracking, set fades, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [crowd/intro]
02 Untitler
03 [interlude]
04 Ashplant Blues
05 White Flight
06 A Snake Whose Years Are Long
07 Frauleuse

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Eidetic Seeing, visit their website, and purchase Drink the Sun in digital or vinyl format from their bandcamp page.

The Loom: June 19, 2011 Public Assembly (Northside) – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 9, 2011
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[Photos courtesy of Jill of fortheloveofbrooklyn photoblog]

We have been extolling the virtues of The Loom for three years now, and lately others have followed, including The New York Times, Paste Magazine and The New Yorker. The band has played four shows that we have presented, including most recently our Northside Festival show earlier this Summer. Their set at Northside featured some new material, songs which continue the strength of this band — harmonies, superb instrumentation, and fine songwriting. We were heartened to learn that The Loom should be announcing some exciting news in the near future that will assure a wider audience for them and finally see the release of Teeth, their first full-length record and an album that will cement their position among the best of today’s Americana music. We have selected “The Middle Distance” to stream below. At Public Assembly it was an energetic performance of one of the best tracks from Teeth. The Loom will next be performing at the Daytrotter Barnstorming tour that will come to upstate Ghent New York later this month.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones mounted above the soundboard room, and mixed it with a board feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Middle Distance”:

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The Loom
2011-06-19
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Four-Track Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-08-03

Setlist:
[Total Time 30:37]
01 Snowed In
02 Song for the Winter Sun
03 The Middle Distance
04 Like Lamp Glow
05 For the Hooves that Gallop
06 Morning Song / Mountain Song

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Young Adults: June 19, 2011 Public Assembly (Northside) – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 30, 2011
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[Video stills by Cannons]

Young Adults are a talented and energetic band with a sound that can best be described as traditional Boston punk. The band contains three 20-somethings who would sound just as comfortable on a 1984 bill with Volcano Suns. On Sunday night, Young Adults had the unenviable task of playing the final spot on the second stage of the NYCTaper Northside Festival showcase. Undeterred by the hour or the placement, they simply ripped up the room with a thirty-minute set of material from their debut album Black Hole with one new number. We certainly expect to hear more from Young Adults in the future, as this set and their set on Saturday at Northside drew raves.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones mounted above the soundboard booth. Unfortunately, technical snafus marred the board feed, so that this is a straight audience recording. Nevertheless, the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

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Young Adults
2011-06-19
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-06-19

Setlist:
[Total Time 27:39]
01 Rip It Up
02 Let Us Out
03 Impression
04 Statis
05 Life Under Review
06 Bummer Summer
07 Wasting Time
08 Drifting

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Quilty: June 19, 2011 NYCTaper Northside Showcase @ Public Assembly – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 24, 2011
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quilty
[Stills from this video]

Our very first Northside Festival showcase (co-sponsored with Pop Tarts) got off to a heavy, loud and massive start with the Brooklyn band Quilty. Perhaps best distinguished by the fact that Chuck, their bassist, plays a “trombass” – a trombone attached to various effect pedals that give it a variety of bass guitar-like sounds – Quilty get your attention quickly. Vocalist Sadie Dupuis has a voice that shifts gears from sweetly melodic to snarl. Her voice, combined with the band’s huge drums and buzzsaw guitars, can’t help but bring one back to the great bands of the early and mid-90s. The song “Supernova,” in particular, evoked fond memories of the band Veruca Salt, although Quilty do a much better job actually being heavy than that band did trying to transition to that sound after one record. The set was a mix of songs from their excellent full-length, Clover/Coriander as well as some new material, and their live sound rocked even harder than that record. For those still dragging in from day shows, or the previous day’s hangovers, Quilty’s set was a bolt to the brain. They shook the walls of Public Assembly’s front room – heck, they shook my guts – but their songcraft shone through it all.

I recorded this set with the AKG large-diaphragm microphones taped to posts split 5′ apart back by the soundboard to capture the full feel of the room, plus a soundboard feed. The recording is excellent. Enjoy!

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Quilty
2011-06-19
NYCTaper Northside Showcase
Public Assembly
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

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

Tracks
01 Siiya
02 Supernova
03 Carnivale
04 Lizard Queen
05 Chris on the Beach
06 2
07 Cult of Ego
08 Shark Week

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