The Courtesy Tier: October 21, 2010 NYCTaper CMJ Day Party – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 24, 2010

[photo courtesy of Rethink]

I was introduced to The Courtesy Tier through our friends at Backyard Brunch Sessions, so while I knew they wrote excellent songs, I didn’t realize how hard they could actually rock.  The duo of Omer Liebovitz on vocals and guitar and Layton Weedeman on drums and backing vox plays heavy, 70s-inspired rock that, even at 1:30 in the afternoon, had the power get people out of their seats.  We could not have asked for a better act to kick off the NYCTaper Unofficial CMJ Day Party – guys with great attitudes, stellar music and an obvious love of what they do.  Each of the four songs in this short set is a standout, perhaps none moreso than the closer, “Cold,” which the band also did an acoustic version of during their Backyard Brunch set.  The band should be introducing their first full-length record to the world soon.  We recommend you give it a listen, along with the singles and EPs available for sale at their website.

I recorded this set with the DPA microphones connected to a stud on the ceiling directly in front of the stage, combined with a soundboard feed for the vocals.  The results are outstanding.  Enjoy!  We recorded all 12 sets at the NYCTaper show, and will post them all soon.

Stream “Cold”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Courtesy Tier
NYCTaper CMJ Day Party
New York, NY

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: DPA 4021+Stereo soundboard feed>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp directly above stage, ORTF
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Buddy Casey
02 banter
03 Preaches
04 Hey Bee
05 banter
06 Cold

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Courtesy Tier, visit their website, and purchase their debut EP Map and a Marker from the links at the Music Section of their website [HERE].

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