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Jessica Lea Mayfield: November 17, 2011 Glasslands and April 1, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 28, 2011
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[Photos from Glasslands by Dominick Mastrangelo]

Jessica Lea Mayfield sure is a heartbreaker.  She has the affect of the pretty, reserved, stonerish girl in the back of the class – you always wondered what that girl was thinking. If that girl actually was Mayfield, well, that girl would have a hell of a lot deeper feelings than her air of ironic detachment might suggest. She’d be all-but-given-up on God (“Bible Days”), head-over-heels in love (“The One That I Love Best”), or maybe flat-out horny (“Grown Man”).  And that voice of hers… well, it would hold your attention, if you weren’t already looking. More than a few gents at this Thursday night Glasslands show could be overheard discussing variations of “she’s hot!”

Lest you think the show was some kind of sausagefest, far from it – I’d say the majority of Mayfield’s fans at this show were women, and most of them seemed able to sing just about every word. This was the most packed I’ve seen Glasslands on a Thursday in ages, and it’s not hard to see why. Mayfield’s latest record, the Dan Auerbach-produced Tell Me, moves Mayfield beyond her neo-country confines and continues her tradition of strong songwriting – see for example “Run Myself Into the Ground”, which maintains a hint of twang but backs it with some solidly rock guitar work.  That came courtesy of Nashville’s Richie Kirkpatrick, whose band Ri¢hie has also served as Mayfield’s rhythm section at several recent shows. This was my first introduction to Jessica live, and I was extremely pleased with both the show and the crowd.  The only thing that could have made the night better would have been her performing her new cover of Nirvana’s “Lounge Act”!

Johnny Fried Chicken Boy had a similar experience with Mayfield this April Fool’s Day at Bowery Ballroom, where he recorded a somewhat different set before an equally pumped up audience. That show is also offered as a download here.

The Glasslands show was a fairly sophisticated recording for us, with a pair of DPA omnidirectional mics onstage, Schoeps “open cardiods” mounted an optimal distance from the stacks, and a soundboard feed running into two clock-synced decks run by myself and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy.  It is an outstanding capture at the very top of the range for this site.  John’s Bowery recording is an excellent four-microphone recording from our usual spot at Bowery that is also not to be missed.  Enjoy!

Stream “Run Myself Into the Ground” from Glasslands:

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Stream “Kiss Me Again” from Bowery Ballroom:

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Stream “Seeing Stars” (solo) from Glasslands:

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MP3 Downloads: Glasslands 2011/11/17 [HERE] | Bowery 2011/4/1 [HERE]

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Jessica Lea Mayfield
2011-11-17
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded by acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy for nyctaper.com
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (DFC, POS)>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 #1 + DPA 4061 (onstage, 2ft split)>Naiant PFA>Edirol R-44 #2 >>>6x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown, limit peaks, light EQ to MK22 source)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Blue Skies Again
02 We’ve Never Lied
03 Sometimes At Night
04 Kiss Me Again
05 Grown Man
06 Seeing Stars [solo]
07 Nervous Lonely Night [solo]
08 I’ll Be the One You Want Someday
09 For Today
10 Run Myself Into the Ground
11 Bible Days
12 Our Hearts Are Wrong
13 Trouble
14 Somewhere In Your Heart
15 [encore break]
16 The One That I Love Best

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2011-04-01
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, USA

Source: AUD > AKG C 414 B-XLS’s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (WAV @ 24-bit/48kHz)
Lineage: R-44 > USB > PC > Adobe Audition (mixdown, adjust levels, downsample, dither, tracking) > WAV (16-bit/44.1kHz) > Trader’s Little Helper (check/fix SBE’s, FLAC) > FLAC Level 8
Recorded and produced by: Johnny Fried Chicken Boy

Tracks:
01 Our Hearts Are Wrong
02 Run Myself Into The Ground
03 Kiss Me Again
04 I’ll Be The One That You Want Someday
05 [banter]
06 Sleepless [JLM solo]
07 Nervous Lonely Night [JLM solo]
08 Trouble
09 Bible Days
10 Sometimes At Night
11 We’ve Never Lied
12 Blue Skies Again
13 I Can’t Lie To You, Love
14 [banter]
15 For Today
16 [banter]
17 Somewhere In Your Heart
18 encore break / banter
19 Grown Man

If you enjoyed these recordings, PLEASE SUPPORT Jessica Lea Mayfield, visit her website, and purchase her latest record Tell Me and other merch from the store at her website [HERE].

William Tyler: November 16, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

November 25, 2011
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Tyler Glass
[Photo by acidjack]

It seems about right to refer to William Tyler as an indie rock prodigy. Back when most guys his age were gawky college freshmen, the Nashville native was already playing with Lambchop. By age 21, he’d appeared on a Silver Jews record; two years later, he was laying down tracks with Will Oldham and Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Today he plays solo, as well as gigs with Lambchop, and he also has his own record label, Sebastian Speaks. In the somewhat rarified world of solo guitar players, Tyler is one of the most gifted and most recognizable for both his relative youth and his intense, uncharacteristic style. In giving his 2010 release, Behold the Spirit a “Best New Music”-worthy rating, Pitchfork’s Grayson Currin described Tyler’s style thus:

“Lambchop’s oeuvre should give you some hint as to what makes Tyler special. Just as Lambchop’s pan-American indie incorporates soul, rock, country and outsider music into one weirdly warped mold, Tyler integrates a dozen different approaches. He’s as comfortable with an electric as an acoustic, as accomplished conducting a long, coruscated drone as he is gliding through fingerpicked hymns. The English folk of Pentangle and the American hum of Tom Carter are clear references, as are Indian ragas and Appalachian ballads. Unlike the work of fellow polyglot Sir Richard Bishop, though, Tyler engages all of those muses at once, consistently folding them into surprising revelations.”

This PopGun Booking-sponsored show at Glasslands found Tyler dazed from coming straight from his flight but nonetheless ready to play and share new songs. The set featured only two Behold the Spirit numbers – “Missionary Ridge” and “Tears and Saints” – interspersed with new songs, classics and some hilarious storytelling (if you’re ever planning to play in Schwarzenburg, Germany, you might want to listen to Track 5 of this recording first). After playing the first three songs acoustic, Tyler switched to the electric for the final two numbers, including a 12-minute number from his 2008 record Deseret Canyon entitled “Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass”. Behold the Spirit is a lovely offering, even for those who may not be into many solo guitar albums, but seeing Tyler live is an entirely more elevated experience, a chance to grasp not just the what but the how of a great player like him.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed provided by Josh, the house engineer of Glasslands, with some room ambiance from Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” microphones. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Tears and Saints”

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William Tyler
2011-11-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Soundboard + Schoeps MK22>CMC6>littlebox >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mix down, effects, limiting, levels)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Missionary Ridge
02 Waltz of the Circassian Beauties
03 [banter]
04 Terrace of the Leper King
05 [banter]
06 Tears and Saints
07 [banter]
08 Crystal Palace, Sea of Glass

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT William Tyler, visit his website, and purchase Behold the Spirit from Amazon or your favorite retailer.

Country Mice: November 16, 2011 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 23, 2011
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[photo by Maryanne Ventrice courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Yes, New York, we do have our very own homegrown answer to Alabama’s Drive-By Truckers, and they’re called Country Mice. They don’t celebrate Southern roots they don’t have (two bandmembers are from Lawrence, Kansas), sure, but the rootsy tinge to their sound, married to big, balls-to-the-wall major chord riffs, will draw immediate comparisons. Although I had enjoyed sets of theirs before, this PopGun Booking‘-sponsored show at Glasslands showcased a tight, confident and mature band ready to take things to the next level. This set, opening for the Nashville guitar wizard William Tyler, led off with some new songs before moving into material from their recent Kanine Records release Twister and continuing to mix those in with the non-Twister material.  After the already-packed house had screamed its approval for songs like “Morning Son” and “Bullet of a Gun”, the set crescendoed, appropriately, at the final number, “Festival” off of Twister. With Twister under their belts and more good ideas coming, Country Mice are sure to keep winning converts on both sides of the Mason-Dixon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps “open cardiod” microphones to give a wide, expansive soundstage, coupled with a soundboard feed by Josh at Glasslands. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Anne Marie”

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Country Mice
2011-11-16
Glasslands
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK22>CMC6>Naiant littlebox + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, light EQ, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Vermillion
02 Feathers
03 Anne Marie
04 Ghost
05 Morning Son
06 Great White
07 Bullet of a Gun
08 Wicked
09 A Name
10 Black Crow
11 Festival

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