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Slothrust: March 14, 2014 Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase, Palm Door (Austin, TX) – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 15, 2014

[Photo by acidjack]

Given how hard all artists toil at SXSW, it’s probably impossible to anoint one the “hardest working” band at the festival. But Brooklyn’s Slothrust have to be in the conversation, having toured their way down to SXSW, played a slew of shows, and toured all the way back to New York afterward. That they did it all with a kickass attitude, and without any lapse in their musicianship, tells you about the character of this band. We’ve been rooting for them since their record release show back in February, and the band we saw on stage at the Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy Showcase down in Austin validated all the good things we said about them then. Frontwoman Leah Wellbaum and her bandmates tore through an absolute firecracker of a set that showed off songs from their latest, Of Course You Do, as well as a searing cover of Black Sabbath’s “Electric Funeral Fire” (streaming below). They weren’t afraid to stretch things out despite the festival-style time limits, and the long songs they delivered — especially “Magnets Pt. 1 and 2” and the set closer, “Beowulf” were burners well worth the run time.

Slothrust will be celebrating Record Store Day this Saturday with a show at Shea Stadium. Don’t miss it.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V microphones in the optimum position in the venue and a soundboard feed. As with our other recordings from this venue, the sound quality is limited slightly by the boomy nature of the room, but overall excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “7:30 AM”

Stream “Electric Funeral Fire” [Black Sabbath]

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.

Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase
Palm Door
Austin, TX USA

Exclusive download hosted at
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard + Schoeps MK4V (FOB/DFC)>KC5>PFA>>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (adjust image, mix down, compression)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, EQ)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, amplify, balance, downsample, dither)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Cubicle
03 Juice
04 7:30 AM
05 Misnomer
06 Magnets Pt. 1 & 2
07 Crockpot
08 Electric Funeral Fire [Black Sabbath]
09 Beowulf

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Slothrust, visit their websitelike them on Facebook, and buy Of Course You Do from Ba Da Bing Records.

NYCTaper to Cover Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase (w/ Special Guest Announcement)

March 3, 2014


We are very pleased and honored to announce that NYCTaper has been invited to cover the SXSW showcase of two of our favorite local labels, Northern Spy Records and Ba Da Bing Records, each of which are home to some of our favorite artists. Acidjack will be down at the festival covering various events all week, but we are particularly pleased that he will be partnering with Tiny Mix Tapes to live-stream this event, with recordings to be available on this site in the following week(s).

Joining the already-stellar lineup will be a very special guest, Sean Lennon‘s project The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger. Get there early to catch their set; they’ll be leading off the proceedings.

The full details and lineup (plus a few live sample tracks) are as follows:

Ba Da Bing / Northern Spy SXSW Showcase (Facebook invite)
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Location:  The Palm Door, 401-A Sabine Street, Austin, TX
Start Time: 8pm

8pm:   The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

9pm:   Cross Record

10pm: Cloud Becomes Your Hand

11pm:  Slothrust

12am: Nymph

1am:   DVA

If you would be interested in having NYCTaper cover your SXSW event, please let us know.

Slothrust: February 21, 2014 Shea Stadium – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

February 25, 2014

[Photos courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk]

Slothrust have been kicking around Brooklyn for a while now, and the time they’ve spent gigging has paid off big-time with their latest release, Of Course You Do, a well-crafted slab that belongs on the shelf of any fan of aggressive guitars and soft/loud dynamics and instant-classic melodies. Vocalist/guitarist Leah Wellbaum, bassist Kyle Bann and drummer Will Gorin aren’t just your average rock n’ roll power trio, either — the members come from the jazz and blues scenes, which you might not have picked up on amid the pandemonium of this burner of a record release show at Shea Stadium. Because Slothrust, my friends, can play fucking heavy, and they brought it end-to-end during this fifty minutes at one of New York’s finest DIY venues.

Those nostalgic for a past golden age of guitar sounds, particularly the early 1990s, can be forgiven, I guess, for labeling Slothrust a “grunge band” and leaving it at that. The problem is, that term was fraught from its inception — none of the bands playing the “style” embraced it, and many of those bands didn’t sound much alike. What would be fair to say is that Slothrust’s set gave off the vibe of the best acts of that era (one site even compared them to early Nirvana). They can create community through noise, though their music is more than just that. Wellbaum can be deceptively thoughtful in her lyrics, and after a few listens, you pick up some of the blues streak that you might not have noticed on first go. Seeing this crowd, this band, gave me hope. Label it whatever you want, but there’s a type of heart in this music that you can’t replace with machines and samples. Lots of music can move bodies. I’m not sure all of it can move souls.

We are very pleased to announce that we’ll be covering Slothrust and a hose of other worthy acts at the Northern Spy / Ba Da Bing Records SXSW Showcase in Austin next month. Tiny Mix Tapes will be streaming live, and we will be hosting the recordings for download here. Here’s the press release.

This set was recorded in full digital multitrack in combined with a pair of my audience mics. One unique element of Shea Stadium is that the venue is (officially) a recording studio, so all of the shows there are recorded for streaming on their site. Because the layout of the venue makes our normal recording methods kind of impossible, the Shea team was gracious enough to let us use their digital multitrack files. That made for a recording of outstanding, almost album quality. We’d encourage you to check out their site for their own version of this show (coming soon) as well as previous Slothrust shows and those of hundreds of other bands.

Recordings of the rest of the bill — Big Ups, Low Fat Getting High, and Boytoy — will be available here soon.

Stream “Juice”

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.


Shea Stadium
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at courtesy of
Recorded by R.J. Gordon and acidjack
Produced by acidjack

10-track soundboard multitrack + Naiant X-X>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>>Adobe Audition CS5.5 (mixdown and effects)>Izotope Ozone 5 (effects, compression, limiting)>Audacity 2.0.3 (tracking, fades, additional EQ, dither, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 [intro]
02 Cubicle
03 Juice
04 7:30 AM
05 [banter]
06 The Couch Incident
07 Magnets Pt. 1>
08 Magnets Pt. 2
09 [banter2]
10 For Marshall
11 Misnomer
12 [banter3]
13 Crockpot
14 Homewreck Wifey
15 [banter4]
16 Beowulf

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Slothrust, visit their website, like them on Facebook, and buy Of Course You Do from Ba Da Bing Records.

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