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

March 16, 2014
By

ULY Maks RB
(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”:

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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].

Whiskey Bitches: February 16, 2014 Radio Bushwick – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 28, 2014
By

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(video still from Maks Suski)

I like bands that make me smile. At several points during the Whiskey Bitches set at Radio Bushwick last weekend I found myself grinning at the band’s infectious punk party anthems. The band is a relatively new trio that are making a quick splash locally. They won the Deli Magazine’s year old poll in December and have been gigging out a lot lately with a bunch of shows to come — we saw them again at Cake Shop on Thursday. And Whiskey Bitches have done all this with just two recorded tracks available as an EP on Bandcamp. We’re streaming “Funemployed” below, but the set included a bunch of new songs which the band will be recording in the next few weeks. Expect to hear a lot about Whiskey Bitches on this site and others, they’re going places.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted in front of the stage and mixed with a board feed. We’re a little concerned that the high ceilings caused a little boominess in this recording, but overall its a excellent list. Enjoy!

Stream “Funemployed”:

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Whiskey Bitches
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 33:01]
01 Disaster
02 Island
03 Ex Sex
04 Funemployed
05 Feel Less Things
06 Love Lived Here
07 Blackout
08 Always
09 Machine Gun
10 Cookies
11 Money Gone Drinking

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you’ll please support Whiskey Bitches, like them on Facebook  and purchase their EP from their Bandcamp page [HERE].

Heliotropes: January 25, 2014 Radio Bushwick – Flac/MP3/Streaming

January 28, 2014
By

Heliotropes Dean Keim 1
[photos by Dean Keim]

Heliotropes headlined an excellent four-band bill on Saturday night at new venue Radio Bushwick in a show presented by Supercrush Studio. When we last checked in with the band it was at our very own CMJ show in 2012 before the release of their album and the steady flow of praise that followed. The release of their debut album A Constant Sea was lauded as a “sumptuous psych-rock opus” by Spin, and a year or more later the band is stronger still. The obvious focus is on the dual vocalists Amber and Jessica, and on Jessica’s heavy guitar work, but at the Radio Bushwick set it was the rhythm section who were the stars of the night. The venue’s excellent sound mix allowed us to really hear the intricate bass work beneath Nya Abudu’s otherwise powerful playing. And Cici Harrison is one of those drummers that you have to watch closely to appreciate — she isn’t fancy or flashy but her tight aggressive play is the backbone of this band. Heliotropes set contained six songs from their album and two relatively new unreleased tracks which bode well for the future output of this excellent quartet. Heliotropes next gigs will be at the Savannah Stopover Festival, with complete Fest dates announced in a few days.

This was our first visit to the relatively new venue Radio Bushwick, as 22 Wyckoff Street. The venue has all of the ingredients for a successful run — excellent sound system, outstanding staff, prime beer selection, and a neat layout. For L train riders, its literally twenty feet from the Jefferson Street stop on the train. We had a perfect experience there on Saturday and hope to return often.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted on a small stand front and center of the stage and mixed it with a fine board feed provided by the venue’s talented FOH Steve. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Psalms”:

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Heliotropes
2014-01-25
Radio Bushwick
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Steve Saverance] + 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 38:09]
01 Everyone Else
02 Early In The Morning
03 Good and Evil
04 [new song 1]
05 Psalms
06 [banter]
07 Quatto
08 Ribbons
09 [encore break]
10 [new song 2]

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