Tristen: October 20, 2011 NYCTaper CMJ Show at Cake Shop – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

October 25, 2011

[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

Tristen released her debut album in February, and her national breakout has seen coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone magazine, Spin magazine, and a performance on Mountain Stage. Inexplicably, Tristen has not hit NYC. We attempted to reconcile that anomaly when we invited her to perform at our CMJ show at Cake Shop. I spent much of the pre-show conversation imploring people not to miss her, and was rewarded when Tristen delivered a superb thirty minute set. She began with a new song, and her set included five numbers from Charlatans At The Garden Gate. Her band (“The Ringers”) included a couple of new players from her last performance in NYC (February at Knitting Factory), but was tight and comfortable with the material. The penultimate number from the set, “Doomday”, featured a killer hook and some of Tristen’s best vocals, and we are streaming it below. After her set was over, I was approached by several people who thanked me for telling them not to miss her set. Perhaps NYC is finally ready for her talent. Tristen goes back on tour in January with a series of East Coast dates opening for Justin Townes Earle.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the White Fence set, and the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Doomsday”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Cake Shop
NYCTaper CMJ Show
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 29:20]
01 New Punching Bag
02 Special Kind of Fear
03 [banter – band intro]
04 Catalyst
05 Save Raina
06 [banter – day drinking]
07 Avalanche
08 [banter – jazz music]
09 Doomsday
10 [banter – one more]
11 No One’s Gonna Know

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tristen, visit her website, and purchase Charlatans At The Garden Gate from the American Myth Records website [HERE].

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