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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

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Surfer Blood: April 29, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 26, 2011
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[Photo courtesy of Shaun Regan at eardrumnyc]

Since we first caught them at the Market Hotel back when they were a mostly-unknown Florida band, Surfer Blood have become a bit of an indie staple. And for good reason: Their sound is infectious, upbeat and delivered with a great attitude. After touring the hell out of their breakout debut Astro Coast, the band began writing the new material that eventually became their new EP release, Tarot Classics. Several of those songs were on display at this show, a sellout of the Bowery Ballroom, which the band co-headlined with …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (that recording here). The band were in good spirits, no doubt in awe themselves of how far they had come since a moderately-attended CMJ show less than two years before. Tarot Classics, while only a snapshot, shows that in terms of pop relevance, Surfer Blood have plenty more in the tank. That was evidenced by two followup shows at the Northside Festival, including an opening slot for Guided by Voices.

At the request of Kanine Records, we did not release any Surfer Blood recordings containing Tarot Classics material until the EP was released. We also have two outstanding matrix recordings of the band’s Northside Festival sets that we will offer in the coming days. Thanks to Kanine for their continued support of excellent music and our efforts here at NYCTaper.

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Surfer Blood
2011-04-29
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

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

Equipment: DPA 4021>Oade M248>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)
Position: Slightly ROC, clamp to balcony rail, pointed at stacks
Mastering: 24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, amplify and balance, smooth peaks, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 Floating Vibes
02 Twin Peaks
03 [new song-?]
04 Harmonix w/ jam
05 [banter]
06 Take It Easy
07 Miranda [new]
08 Voyager Reprise [new]
09 Fast Jabroni
10 Swim
11 Anchorage
12 [encore break]
13 Neighbour Riffs
14 Island
15 Catholic Pagans

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