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Dead Stars: September 28, 2013 Glasslands – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 8, 2013

[photo by PSquared Photography]

Dead Stars are one of those Brooklyn bands that have been on my radar and whose recorded output has impressed, but I’ve never actually seen live. That changed at Glasslands on Wednesday last, and Dead Stars did not disappoint. In a short and tight opening set, the band played all three songs from I Get By their 2012 EP (we’re streaming one below), a couple of songs from their recent EP High Gain (Uninhabitable Mansions), and a couple of new songs. The live Dead Stars sounds quite like Dinosaur Jr., which is certainly a good thing, and overall has a solid 90s-influenced sound. We talked to the guys briefly after the show out near their crazy tour van, and its clear that not only are these guys good, but they really like what they’re doing. That’s refreshing and welcome.

I recorded this set with our installed rig and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Kill Me in the Summertime”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Dead Stars
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Naiant X-R Cardioid > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 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 2013-09-21

[Total Time 29:18]
01 Someone Else
02 I Get By
03 Leaving
04 Waste Away
05 Such A Bummer
06 Fractured
07 Kill Me in the Summertime
08 Face The Truth

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Dead Stars, visit the their bandcamp page, and purchase their two EPs from their Bandcamp page or from Uninhabitable Mansions Records [HERE].

Radical Dads: November 9, 2010 Glasslands – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

December 1, 2010

[iPhone 4 photo by acidjack]

Radical Dads is a recent offshoot of our friends Uninhabitable Mansions, consisting of drummer/vocalist Robbie Guertin (also of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Chris Diken, and vocalist Lindsay Baker. The band is still in its early stages, but the musical talent they have behind them speaks well of their potential. The band’s music leans toward the more raw, lo-fi side of the spectrum, but the pop sensibility of their predecessor bands is also evident. “Recklessness” is a great introduction to the band, a two-minute blast of emotion backed by an instantly catchy beat. The band have already been playing a number of gigs around town, and you should take care not to miss them the next time they are on a bill near you.

I recorded this set with a soundboard feed and the Schoeps microphones. I am admittedly not as pleased as I usually am with the sound quality – the mics were placed somewhat poorly in the room and the board feed was not able to compensate for the deficiencies in mic placement. Nonetheless, I think it is worth sharing with our readers, and please don’t blame the band! Enjoy!

Stream “Recklessness”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Radical Dads
Brooklyn, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: Soundboard+Schoeps CMC641>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod)
Position: At soundboard, ROC, mics at 7′ pointed at stacks
Mastering 2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audacity (compress SBD, mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Little Tomb
02 Don’t Wanna Go
03 New Age Dinosaur
04 Pink Flag
05 banter
06 Alondra Rainbow
07 Recklessness
08 Walking Wires
09 I Am the Father of Myself

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