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Lightning Love: September 7, 2012 Spike Hill – Flac/MP3/Streaming + Playing NYCTaper CMJ Show!

October 2, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Doug Coombe]

When we announced the first couple of bands that are playing the NYCTaper CMJ Day Party this year, we teased/hinted at the other bands on the bill. Lightning Love, who I described as an “irresistible Michigan-based pop trio” will be opening the show. The description is partly based on the vocals of Leah Diehl, whose voice captures an earnestness and vulnerability that fits their quick and quirky pop songs perfectly. At Spike Hill a few weeks ago, Lightning Love accomplished a rarity. As an out-of-town band playing immediately after a local band with friends and family in the audience, their pop hooks quieted the chatter of the other band’s fans and turned heads. The balance of their too-short set was played to an attentive room and undoubtedly earned them some new fans, including yours truly.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on the stand in front of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. The early chatter and mix issues were resolved after a few songs and the result is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “When You Sleep”:

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Lightning Love
2012-09-07
Spike Hill
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-09-20

Setlist:
[Total Time 25:53]
01 Together
02 Deadbeat
03 Just Friends
04 I Know
05 Awkward
06 I’ll Never Love No One Else
07 CP80
08 Good Time
09 So Easy
10 When You Sleep

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Starlight Girls: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival] – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 9, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

At this Northside Festival day show meant to showcase four of the “8 Bands You Need to Hear” (as determined by the L Magazine), Starlight Girls drew a crowd. As the first act on the bill, taking the stage during what most festivalgoers probably thought of as “recovery time” could have been a challenge. But by about the middle of  “Try”, the third song in their set, the Spike Hill show room was packed. The band serves up an addictive sound that references lounge music, 60s girl groups, soul and lo-fi indie rock – a perfect antidote to a hung over afternoon. The show began on a mellow note, but quickly ramped up the energy as the crowd (and the band’s confidence) grew. By the time the band tore into “Lion In A Cage,” my favorite number of the day, they had won over all doubters. I was also a big fan of one of the earlier, more lounge-y numbers, “$9,000,000” in particular.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardioid microphones and a soundboard feed from the Spike Hill engineer.  The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Spike Hill and Starlight Girls.

Stream “$9,000,000”

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Starlight Girls
2012-06-16
Spike Hill
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, slightly LOC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 La La Lune
02 [tuning]
03 Gossip
04 Try
05 $9,000,000
06 Wasteland
07 Wallflower
08 Lion in a Cage
09 Nomad
10 Inhibitionist
11 Like a Movie
12 The Hunch

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Ski Lodge: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival] – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 2, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Ski Lodge are the perfect band to write about on a day when temperatures in NYC are set to hit around 100 degrees. Contrary to the name, they are a summer band, inspired by frontman Andrew Marr’s trip to a Florida beach. Chosen by the L Magazine as one of their “8 Bands You Need to Hear“, this daytime showcase at Spike Hill during the Northside Festival showcased four of such acts, with Ski Lodge the final act on the bill. It wasn’t hard to figure out where the L folks were coming from; Marr and his band make surf-inspired pop insta-classics (like “A Game”, streaming below) that are delivered with understated confidence. The sizable crowd for this day show – on another scorchingly hot day, incidentally – attested to the appeal of the band and its style. I won’t be surprised if Ski Lodge quickly finds favor with fans of acts like Surfer Blood, The Smiths, Vampire Weekend and Beach Fossils, among others. Marr is a trained classical pianist, and has a classic, crooner-style vocal that helps define the band’s laid-back aesthetic. The band currently has a four-song EP out on Dovecote Records, but expect a full-length LP sometime this year.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a stereo soundboard feed provided by the house engineer at Spike Hill. The house mix and overall room sounded excellent, and this recording is a reflection of that. Enjoy!

Thanks to Spike Hill, Ski Lodge and the Northside Festival.

Stream “A Game”

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Ski Lodge
2012-06-16
Spike Hill
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, slightly LOC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 Chandeliers
02 I Always Thought
03 A Game
04 [tuning]
05 Boy
06 You Can’t Just Stop Being Cruel
07 I Would Die To Be
08 Just To Be Like You
09 Dragging Me To Hell

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Ski Lodge, like them on facebook, and purchase their EP directly from Insound (on vinyl) or from iTunes.

Field Mouse: June 16, 2012 Spike Hill [Northside Festival] – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 22, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

With a sound rooted firmly in 90s acts like My Bloody Valentine, Lush, the Breeders and Sonic Youth, Field Mouse is a very easy band for me to like. Apparently the L Magazine agreed, listing the band as one of the “8 Bands You Need to Hear” recently, which was also the organizing theme for this daytime Northside Festival showcase at lovely little Spike Hill.  Singer-guitarist Rachel Browne is an engaging frontwoman, with sweetly-scarred vocals and a great gift for awkward-but-hilarious stage banter (her reaction to an audience member who bizarrely tried to compliment her by calling her a “black hole” is a priceless moment). Co-songwriter and fellow guitarist Andrew Futral, along with bassist (and band recording engineer) Danielle DePalma and Geoff Lewitt, create a blissed-out sea of noise for Browne’s vocals, as on songs like “You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom” (which was the band’s first 7″) and “How Do You Know”. The band just funded their first release, You Are Here via a Kickstarter campaign, and we hope to see the record out there on shelves and in digital-land soon.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 microphones and a soundboard feed from the Spike Hill engineer.  The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom”

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Field Mouse
2012-06-16
Spike Hill
Brooklyn, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, slightly LOC, PAS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Soundboard >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, tape effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks
01 You Guys Are Gonna Wake Up My Mom
02 Happy
03 [banter]
04 Asteroid
05 [banter]
06 How Do You Know
07 Awful Year
08 Glass
09 [banter]
10 Everyone But You

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