Friend Roulette: April 5, 2013 Bushwick Starr – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

May 29, 2013

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[Photos by Jill Harrison at For the Love of Brooklyn]

We joined the band Friend Roulette last month at the Bushwick Starr to celebrate the release of Paul Damian Hogan the Third’s new record, but Friend Roulette had some celebrating to do of their own. This month they dropped their latest creation, the full length LP I’m Sorry You Hit Your Head, an album rich with whimsical orchestral pop creations. Singers/songwriters Matthew Meade and Julia Tepper show a variety of influences in their work, including classical music as well as film scores, and their willingness to venture afield from standard verse/chorus/verse/bridge/chorus structure is commendable. Throw in dual percussionists along with strings, keys and sax and you have a lot of layers for your brain to process — a challenge for the listener, but also a journey worth making. Pulling these songs off live was a challenge of its own in a stripped-down space, but the band showed no hesitation on this night, covering material from their first EP right through the new record. Streaming below is “Golden” from the new album, but we’d recommend hitting up their bandcamp page, where you can stream (and buy) the whole thing.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK5 cardiod microphones in an “ORTF” pattern, which provides optimal stereo imaging and reflects the acoustics of the space accurately. Enjoy!

Stream “Golden”

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Friend Roulette
The Bushwick Starr
Brooklyn, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK5 (cardiod, ORTF, DFC, FOB)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, parallel compression, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 The Sailing Song
02 Warm Cycle
a) Up In the Air
b) Warm Year
03 Garden’s Tidings
04 Grow Younger
05 Golden

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Friend Roulette by visiting their bandcamp page and purchasing I’m Sorry You Hit Your Head and their other records.

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