Posts Tagged ‘ Thee Oh Sees ’

Thee Oh Sees: September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 14, 2015
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[photos by Will from We All Want Someone To Shout For]

I’ve been pronouncing Thee Oh Sees at one of the best live bands around for several years now. As our readers can now attest — since we’ve compiled a nice live archive of their NYC shows — this band is an aggressive, tireless, and a thoroughly committed live act. The band added a second drummer earlier this year and for recent shows, Thee Oh Sees are featuring the two percussionists side by side at center stage. The new configuration accentuates the rhythmic qualities of the band’s music, but make no mistake bandleader John Dwyer is still in the spotlight. The band is currently on an extensive Fall tour in support of their new release Mutilator Defeated At Last which for our money is one of the best albums released in 2015. These new songs have become quite familiar over the last year as we’ve watched their development live going all the way back to last Summer at McCarren Park and through a pre-release show at Hotel Vegas for SXSW. In between, last year’s Bowery show was our best sounding recording of the band thus far. Tuesday’s show mixed in the newer songs with older classics seamlessly, as the first eight songs rotated old and new but kept the crowd bouncing and jumping throughout. Thee Oh Sees even managed to slip what appeared to be three completely new songs into the setlist. We’re streaming the punky “Rogue Planet” from Mutilator and the final jam, a lengthy version of the oldest number of the night “Contraption/Soul Desert” which the band stretched for more than twelve minutes before bidding the sated crowd goodnight.

Thee Oh Sees also played two nights at Warsaw later in the week before continuing the tour throughout the South, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in the balcony and mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Bowery legend Kenny. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Rogue Planet”:

Stream “Contraption/Soul Desert”:

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, and feel free to repost the Soundcloud links.

Thee Oh Sees
2015-09-08
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:21:08]
01 I Come From the Mountain
02 Tunnel Time
03 Poor Queen
04 The Dream
05 Turned Out Light
06 Tidal Wave
07 Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster
08 Withered Hand
09 [new song 1]
10 Dead Energy
11 Encrypted Bounce
12 [new song 2]
13 [banter – light]
14 Sticky Hulks
15 [new song 3]
16 Rogue Planet
17 Web
18 [banter – thanks]
19 Contraption – Soul Desert

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Mutilator Defeated At Last from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: March 20, 2015 Hotel Vegas – Panache SXSW – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 4, 2015
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[still from this video]

Thee Oh Sees released their new album Mutilator Defeated At Last a couple of weeks ago in mid-May. The reviews have been unanimously positive for this record, and we personally feel that this is perhaps the most fully realized album that the band has released to date. The most insightful review of the album is by our friend Adam Schatz (from Landlady) who, by simply describing in minute detail the album’s first song “Web”, says more about this excellent release on one page than we could in a week. The article is in the Talkhouse and it was published yesterday.

One aspect of the album not discussed by Adam but something that we’ve experienced personally has been the development of the songs in a live setting over the last few cycles of NYC performances. All the way back at the Summer of 2014 at McCarren Park, the band played three new songs that were unknown to us until I asked John Dwyer directly at Death By Audio the following night for the song titles. The three songs, “Web”, “Withered Hand” and “Lupine Ossuary” (originally called “Lupine Dominus II”) were featured at each of those Summer shows in their earliest form. By the time the band came to Bowery Ballroom in November (perhaps our best sounding TOS recording to date), four new songs were added to the rotation, so that the setlist was comprised of half new songs that would ultimately see release on Mutilator.

At South By Southwest, Thee Oh Sees played a ton of shows, but the one we caught was the longest and maybe the wildest set they played all week. The showcase at Hotel Vegas featured all bands under the superb umbrella of Panache Booking, and TOS closed the night well after midnight with an hour-long set in the pouring rain that featured a crazy amount of stage jumpers, people hanging from the trees, and ultimately the finale with the legendary diminutive rapper Bushwick Bill. The set was again heavy on new material (five Mutilator tracks) which were all fully developed and flowed naturally with the older songs. Of the new songs, we’re partial to the early-Floyd flavor of “Sticky Hulks” and we are streaming that selection below.

Thee Oh Sees are currently finishing up the final dates of a long European tour, and there are some announced US shows for the Summer, but we are waiting patiently for the announcement of new NYC dates.

I recorded this show in the same manner at the Wand set from this night. I mounted the Sennheiser Cards underneath the soundboard tent to avoid the rain and mixed with a board feed. There was a lot of chatter under the tent and the board is a bit drum heavy but the mix of the two (70% board) creates a better balance and the result is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Sticky Hulks”:

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.

Thee Oh Sees
2015-03-20
Hotel Vegas – Panache SXSW
Austin, TX USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 59:11]
01 I Come From the Mountain
02 Tunnel Time
03 Poor Queen
04 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
05 Withered Hand
06 Dead Energy
07 Sticky Hulks
08 The Dream
09 Turned Out Light
10 Tidal Wave
11 Encrypted Bounce
12 [thanks]
13 Lupine Ossuary
14 [Bushwick Bill intro]
15 Skitso (Medley)

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Mutilator Defeated At Last from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: November 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 24, 2014
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[photos by Ken Grand-Pierre]

Last week Thee Oh Sees played four shows in four days in NYC and we were fortunate to catch what was most certainly the best sounding show of the week. In our many attempts to capture the live lo-fi garage rock of this amazing band, we’ve been frustrated by a series of sound issues that have prevented our capture of Thee Oh Sees with a recording that their highly energetic performances really deserve. We came close with the historic night at 285 Kent last Fall, but nothing we’ve ever presented from this band can even approach the sound of this particular show. Of course the lion’s share of the credit for the superb sound quality of Tuesday’s TOS show is credited to Bowery Ballroom (and their staff), which continues to be the best sounding room in town. The band itself was completely on during this set. They were scheduled to play forty-five minutes and instead played over an hour. And even given the lack of an encore, John Dwyer and company played virtually every song they’ve played this tour including four outstanding new numbers. We’re streaming “Tidal Wave”, which was the third song in a very high octane three-fer that opened the show. Thee Oh Sees tour continues in Chicago this week before ultimately moving West, dates here.

I recorded this show with the Schoeps in our tradition balcony location and mixed with a terrific board feed from FOH Bowery legend Kenny. As noted above, the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Tidal Wave”:

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.

Thee Oh Sees
2014-11-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Kenny] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:34]
01 Tunnel Time
02 The Dream
03 Tidal Wave
04 [new song – Sugar]
05 Encrypted Bounce
06 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
07 [new song1]
08 [new song2]
09 Lupine Dominus
10 [new song – Seasons]
11 Dead Energy
12 I Come From The Mountain
13 The Web

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Castle Face Records [HERE].

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Thee Oh Sees: June 14, 2014 McCarren Park (Northside Fest) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

July 5, 2014
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[photo by Adela LoConte]

Here at NYCTaper we’ve been big fans of the Northside Festival, and L Magazine and indeed the Stedmans for quite a while. And we hope the feelings are mutual — we’ve hosted multiple Northside showcases over the years and have been the subject of several L Magazine profiles too. But the show that seems to have been the pinnacle for the Fest has also been one of our favorites and that’s the Saturday afternoon mega-show at McCarren Park. In previous years we captured the uber Guided By Voices event in 2011. But this year it was a whole other level — one of the best live bands in the world playing in the bright sunshine in front of a few thousand adoring fans. Thee Oh Sees return to NYC after a brief “hiatus” was met with quite a bit of enthusiasm — by the time the band began their set much of the huge McCarren yard was filled. Indeed, John Dwyer joked that the next night’s show at Death By Audio would have a capacity one-fourteenth the size of this day’s crowd. After an introduction by Daniel Stedman, the band ripped through more than an hour of their intense garage-rock before the show’s curfew called an end to the set. We’ve previously discussed Dwyer’s move of the band to a trio but on the big stage in a huge venue, the three oh sees had no problem filling up the sound. As John announced, they’ll return to NYC in November and we’ll certainly be there again.

I recorded this set with the Neumann wide cards set up in front of the soundboard tent about 80 feet from the stage and mixed with a fine stereo board feed. The problem on this day was the wind. It was blowing and bursting right into the face of the stage, so that there is phasing that’s present in the board feed through the mics on stage and also in the sound projected by the speakers. There is no wind noise problem in the mics because of was in front of the tent, and protected by both the mic grills and big windscreens. Other than the wind-phasing, this is an excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Lupine Dominus”:

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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.

Thee Oh Sees
2014-06-15
McCarren Park
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 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 1:05:47]
01 [introduction]
02 I Come From The Mountain
03 Tunnel Time
04 Tidal Wave
05 The Dream
06 [unknown]
07 Lupine Dominus
08 [tuning]
09 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
10 Withered Hand
11 Encrypted Bounce
12 [banter – one-fourteenth]
13 Carrion Crawler
14 [banter – thanks]
15 Dead Energy
16 [banter – Matt]
17 The Web

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: June 15, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 25, 2014
By

TOS Edwina Hay
[photo by Edwina Hay – full set at Impose]

In between the last NYC shows by Thee Oh Sees — including that best-of-the-year night at 285 Kent — and their recent return to the City for two shows last week, there was talk of an extended “hiatus”. I’m not sure if John Dwyer heard the collective virtual groan of disappointment when word got out, but thankfully the “hiatus” wasn’t in fact any longer than a standard touring break for any conventional band. What actually ended up happening is that Dwyer moved from the Bay Area to LA and re-formed the band with a new drummer and bass player. The current version of Thee Oh Sees is indeed different, missing keys and backing vocals, but fortunately the quality remains the same. They are simply one of the best live bands around and Dwyer’s manic energy and the authentic nature of the garage sound makes them a must-see event. The Death By Audio show on Sunday night was one of those “secret” shows that sold out in about five minutes, but we were fortunate to snag a ticket. DBA remains one of our favorite venues in large part because of shows like this one — the place was packed to the gills, the crowd was nearly out of control and the band played perhaps the longest set in its history, but it still seemed like everyone was smiling and getting along. When the music and the show itself is this good, its ok to get bounced around a little, get sweaty and have some beer get “spilled”. It all comes out in the wash anyway.

I recorded this set with DPA omnis duct-taped to the ceiling about 15 feet from the stage and mixed lightly with a small amount of board feed to supplement the vocals. The sound quality is very consistent with the the room that night — a little messy but a whole lot of excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Dream”:

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.

Thee Oh Sees
2014-06-15
Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + DPA 4061s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 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 1:21:16]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Carrion Crawler
03 Tidal Wave
04 Tunnel Time
05 Encrypted Bounce
06 Lupine Dominus
07 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
08 Withered Hand
09 The Dream
10 [banter – back rub]
11 [unknown]
12 [thanks]
13 [unknown 2]
14 Dead Energy
15 The Web
16 [encore break]
17 No Spell

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Castle Face Records [HERE].

nyctaper Top Ten Concerts of 2013 + Live Mix Tape

December 29, 2013
By

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Another banner year at the site and seeing shows in NYC (and sometimes beyond). This “best of” only encompasses the shows that I, nyctaper, saw. Remember that the site has had nine contributing tapers this year, and I did not even record and post the most shows — that honor goes to the indefagitable acidjack, who we hope will come along soon with his own list.

I’ve also attached an mp3 compilation to this post. Its mostly of a mix of “honorable mentions”, just really cool songs I recall from this year, some new songs, some older songs, but all performed and recorded in 2013. Enjoy!

nyctaper Top 10 Concerts of 2013:

1. Wilco – June 21, 2013 Solid Sound Festival North Adams MA
PSquared and I drove a long way in a short time to see this show, and then drove all the way back almost as soon as it was over. And it was infinitely worth it. Wilco playing an entire two and a half hour show of covers, some popular classics and some fairly obscure, but all in their own style and all requested by fans. This one-off is very unlikely to happen again and we’re so fortunate to not only have been there to but have captured an “event” of this kind. Our recording got us mentioned in Spin Magazine, Paste Magazine, Fuse TV, WXRT radio, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, Prefix Magazine, Gothamist, and a hundred other smaller sites. 20,000 people have downloaded this recording from our site. There are 24,000 plays on the “Marquee Moon” soundcloud sample (posted below). Its my own personal highlight of the year, and one of the best moments in the history of the site.

2. Yo La Tengo – December 16, 2013 Bell House Brooklyn
Sure, they appeared on the site six times this year, including the final four shows of the year at Bell House and of course the historical final YLT show at Maxwell’s (RIP) in June. But I believe this show was the most fully formed, most inspirationally played, and including some absolute classic selections. I’ve seen this band live about fifty times, and this may be the most completely realized performance of all of them.

3. Thee Oh Sees – October 27, 2013 285 Kent
In a cruel bit of synchronous irony, on the same day this month that word spread that the venue 285 Kent would soon close, Thee Oh Sees announced an “indefinite hiatus”. It was only about six weeks previous that this band played this venue on the day that Lou Reed died and it was a moment in time that anyone in attendance will not soon forget. One of the best live bands around played with an enormous amount of energy and inspiration and the packed crowd responded with equal energy.

4. Deervana (Deer Tick) – September 13, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
This is another show selected because of its historical signifance. If perhaps the performance wasn’t technically perfect, the spirit and energy that Deer Tick brings to its “Deervana” performances is clear. On the 20th anniversary of the release of In Utero, the album was played from start to finish. It was a celebration, not some mournful exercise, and the love of the music was obvious from both the band and the crowd. In terms of the importance to the site, this recording also saw us get mentioned all over the web, including Spin, Consequence of Sound, The Examiner, MTV, Stereogum and a bunch of other places.

5. Superchunk – September 28, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
They are indie vets both as a band and as a label, but Superchunk continues to produce excellent material. And this year’s new album I Hate Music was one of their best. This show at Bowery, the first of two sold-out shows in NYC was like most Superchunk shows a kinetic and crazy run through material old and new and their was a celebratory and special air in the room. Perhaps the most fun show we saw all year.

6. The Complete Last Waltz – November 27, 2013 Capitol Theatre, Portchester NY
The original Last Waltz was perhaps the greatest concert in the history of rock music, so a complete performance nearly forty years later would have to be a pale comparison, right? Only it wasn’t. We were absolutely stunned at the quality of the performances and the reverence with which the entire ensemble treated the material.

7. Deafheaven – February 22, 2013 Saint Vitus Brooklyn
Yes, I realize that Deafheaven has appeared on virtually every best of 2013 list compiled on the web in the last month or so, but this is different (aren’t we always), this is a concert that we recorded early in the year before their game-changing album Sunbather had even been released. We saw them again in July, which was also a phenomenal show but we’re sticking with the first experience of this “take your breath away” band who are destined for bigger places than the great Saint Vitus in 2014. But we were there then. As it ever was.

8. Kevin Devine – November 22, 2013 Webster Hall NYC
He released two of the best records of the year, and unless you read Paste Magazine every day or saw our post about Kevin in November, you wouldn’t even know it. He is perhaps the best current purveyor of power pop and his prolific songwriting ability is a thing to behold. This concert was the home show after a lengthy US tour and Kevin and band were in a fine form from start to finish.

9. Ty Segall – August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom NYC
Ty Segall released a true departure album this year, the somewhat-quiet and contemplative Sleeper. This Bowery show was a seated affair, with the new album performed almost entirely to start the show. Ty is a performer of great proficiency and this show highlighted his maturity and versatility.

10. Joe Russo’s Almost Dead – January 26, 2013 Brooklyn Bowl
Easily the best single performance of Grateful Dead material since the demise of the original band nearly twenty years ago. My review was pretty harsh regarding “post-Jerry” projects and that generated a bit of a comment war, but thankfully most people agreed with me — and nearly everyone agreed that this show was immense.

Honorable Mention:
This is a 16-track MP3 mix of songs from other excellent concerts I attended this year. Its by no means a comprehensive list of musical highlights, but consists of tracks that caught our ear this year. We included three tracks from the Top Ten because fit they thematically, but 13 songs are from shows that were certainly important enough to deserve mention. Download [HERE].

The Blind Shake: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 4, 2013
By

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[still from this video]

When Thee Oh Sees toured last month, John Dwyer brought Minnesota’s The Blind Shake on the road with them. Last month, we saw Blind Shake twice in NYC, but much preferred the more intimate 285 Kent set. The band plays an angular brand of garage punk, not dissimilar from Thee Oh Sees, but with a decidedly less 60s feel and perhaps a bit of a post-punk edge. Their set at 285 was fast and furious — the band literally took no significant breaks in between songs, so that they played 13 songs in barely 30 minutes. The Blind Shake have two full albums, an EP and several singles and their most recent record Key To A False Door is on Dwyer’s Castle Face Records. The setlist drew from their releases and also seems to include some unreleased tracks. The band just completed a lengthy US tour, so there are currently no dates but we’ll be sure the catch The Blink Shake when they return to NYC.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Thee Oh Sees set and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Out Of Work”:

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.

Blind Shake
2013-10-27
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 31:02]
01 Garbage on Glue
02 I’m Not An Animal
03 Out of Work
04 Yellow
05 Go Go 78
06 Can’t Stand Life
07 Calligraphy
08 Fly Right
09 Young Carnival Waste
10 Porto Alegre
11 Man Leaves House
12 Seriousness
13 O’Rider

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Blind Shake, visit their website, and purchase Key To A False Door from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: October 29, 2013 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming [TWO Sources]

November 5, 2013
By

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[photo by acidjack]

Just two days removed from the amazing for-the-ages Thee Oh Sees show at 285 Kent on Sunday, one would expect a let-down of sorts for the band’s Tuesday show at Irving Plaza. But Thee Oh Sees are not a band short on energy or seemingly in need of any particular motivation to deliver a crowd-pleasing garage-rock show. On Tuesday, the band worked through some technical problems throughout much of the show but continually rose above the issues to deliver song after song of high energy numbers. The venue was prepared in advance for the crowd and had installed a metal grating in front of the stage — the floor was completely maniacal, the band played off the crowd’s response. While 285 was the show of this tour, there were transcendent moments at Irving that reached the same peaks. We are streaming two of those highlights, “Tidal Wave” was three minutes of pure punk goodness, and “Dead Energy” was ten minutes of extended psychedelic jamming that rivaled any live band around these days. Thee Oh Sees have become one of today’s must-see live bands, and these two nights confirmed that we must not miss them whenever they’re in town.

We recorded this set from a 12-foot stand in the middle of the floor. Both set of mics were mounted on the same stand inches away from each other. nyctaper used the Neumann TLM-102 large diaphragm cardioids and acidjack utilized Schoeps Cards. We believe the sound is representative of that in the venue that night, which had some issues. Overall, both sources offer slightly different takes on the same show and both are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Dead Energy” (nyctaper source):

Stream “Tidal Wave” (acidjack source):

Download the Complete Show:
nyctaper Source [MP3] / [FLAC]
acidjack Source [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.

nyctaper Source:
Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-29
Irving Plaza
New York NY

Digital Master Audience Recording

Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > 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 1:03:44]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block Of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 Tidal Wave
06 The Dream
07 Tunnel Time
08 Strawberries 1 and 2
09 Meat Step Lively
10 Dead Energy
11 Lupine Dominus
12 Minotaur

acidjack Source:
Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-29
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

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

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects) > Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:04:09]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block Of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 Tidal Wave
06 The Dream
07 Tunnel Time
08 Strawberries 1 and 2
09 Meat Step Lively
10 Dead Energy
11 Lupine Dominus
12 Minotaur

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Floating Coffin from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: October 27, 2013 285 Kent – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 28, 2013
By

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[photo courtesy of We All Want Someone To Shout For blog]

Lou Reed died on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013. If that fact is important to you, then by now you’ve read the hundreds of excellent tributes across the web. The man was complicated, but one thing is for certain — his vast and ubiquitous influence over multiple genres of music and musical lifestyles will be felt for generations to come. So it was abundantly appropriate that on the night of his death, one of New York’s premiere DIY venues — in a warehouse no less — hosted one of the country’s premiere garage-rock bands. I don’t think its a reach to say that if Lou Reed’s life had not taken the path he began nearly fifty years ago, 285 Kent and Thee Oh Sees would not exist, or at least exist in the way they do now. ToddP recognized the importance of the evening, as his house music was all-Reed for virtually the entire night. And as Thee Oh Sees were about to take the stage, the ipod mix queued up “Walk On The Wild Side”, and a natural and spontaneous cheer arose from the packed house. As John Dwyer approached the mic, he dedicated the set to Lou, and began to play. And play they did. Thee Oh Sees are one of today’s most engaging live acts, but this performance was special. Each song was a bundle of kinetic energy and it seemed as if the crowd was of one mind, moshing in beat to every single song for this meaty and lengthy set. The band is on tour to support their latest album Floating Coffin, and while the setlist included more than half the album, there were also plenty of old favorites. Thee Oh Sees play locally again tonight (Tuesday October 29), at Irving Plaza. As of this writing, there are less than 100 tickets left. We’ll be there, and if you’re reading this, hopefully you will be too.

I recorded this set by mounting the Sennheiser cards on the beam ten feet from the stage and mixed it with a fine board mix. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Block of Ice”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-27
285 Kent
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:24:54]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 The Dream
06 Tidal Wave
07 Tunnel Time
08 What’s Over There
09 Strawberries 1 and 2
10 Meat Step Lively
11 [tech break – bad cable]
12 No Spell
13 [tech break – power strip]
14 Dead Energy
15 Minotaur
16 Lupine Dominus
17 [encore break]
18 Carrion Crawler

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Floating Coffin from Castle Face Records [HERE].

Thee Oh Sees: September 24, 2012 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 16, 2012
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[photo by Jeremy D. Larson – courtesy of Consequence of Sound]

As I wrote in the review of Ty Segall’s set, this show was one of the most fun nights of the year. DBA has always been a venue with a kinetic energy, but on a night when two bands who these days play much larger venues came in for a special secret show, the atmosphere was electric. Thee Oh Sees are a great live band — leader John Dwyer is indefatigable, and on this night the band played an extended set. From the very outset opening with “The Dream”, the band never really came up for air as they delivered garage-rock rave ups one after another. Seemingly at the end of their show, the crowd wouldn’t let them leave the stage and Thee Oh Sees played two more songs, including an extended jam on “Destroyed Fortress” that veered back into the melody of “Dead Energy” before closing at more than ten minutes. We don’t expect to see Thee Oh Sees at a venue the size of DBA again, but this show certainly left a lasting memory.

I recorded this show in the same manner as the Ty Segall set and the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “The Dream”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2012-09-24
Death By Audio
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Berliner CM-33 > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 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 2012-10-11

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:13:56]
01 [introduction]
02 The Dream
03 Lupine Dominus
04 Carrion Crawler
05 I Was Denied
06 Robber Barons
07 Block of Ice
08 Contraption/Soul Desert
09 Enemy Destruct
10 Dead Energy
11 [new song]
12 [encore break]
13 Tidal Wave
14 Destroyed Fortress Reappears/Dead Energy Reprise

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