Little Scream: May 20, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

May 30, 2011

[photo by Amanda Hatfield]

I like to think we have a pretty solid record here at nyctaper of predicting future success for emerging artists — particularly those of the female persuasion. Admittedly, we’ve jumped on the already moving bandwagons of Holly Miranda and Nicole Atkins, but in recent years we’ve sung early praises for current movers such as Jessica Lea Mayfield, Alela Diane and of course Sharon Van Etten. A few months ago we foresaw the current success of Tristen. Last week at Music Hall and Bowery, our new can’t-miss performer Little Scream opened two shows for the Antlers and proved why her April-release debut album The Golden Record (Secretly Canadian) is already an album of the year contender. Little Scream began as the solo recording project for US ex-pat and currently Montreal resident Laurel Sprengelmeyer but at the recent performances she was joined by a crack band which included along with the standard band format, a flutist and synthesizers. At Bowery, the Little Scream band worked through much of the new album in order, skipping only a couple of the quieter numbers. We’re streaming a very strong version of “People Is Place”, which begins as a melodic solo guitar number before tasteful additions from the band complete the narrative. Lauren chose to end the set solo with a poignant new number (“Letter”) that she appropriately dedicated to her cohort and fellow riser Sharon Van Etten.

I recorded this set with the exact setup as the Antlers set and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “People Is Place”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Little Scream
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 38:45]
01 The Lamb
02 Cannons
03 The Heron And The Fox
04 [banter – tuning]
05 Your Radio
06 Boatman
07 [banter – russian baths]
08 People Is Place
09 Red Hunting Jacket
10 [banter – thanks]
11 Letter

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Little Scream, visit their website, and purchase The Golden Record from the Secretly Canadian Records website [HERE].

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One Response to Little Scream: May 20, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. c
    July 24, 2011 at 12:08 am

    was searching for sharon van etten, and i found this. thanks so much. i’m very excited.

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