Minks: August 31, 2013 Captured Tracks CT5 Festival – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 16, 2013

[photo by Derek Klevitz courtesy of QRO Magazine]

In their brief history, Minks has been the quintessential Captured Tracks band. Their debut album By The Hedge was shrouded in mystery — not much was known about the artist and the lyrics were often hidden in deep reverb. Minks also didn’t play many shows. And of course the sound was heavily influenced by the early to mid-80s Brit post-punk. This year Minks has returned with their second album and the band has most certainly evolved. Tides End is a significantly warmer album than the band’s debut, and Minks have taken a higher profile in support for the album. Band leader Sonny Kilfoyle has even done a series of interviews. At the CT5 Fest in August, Minks set was certainly upbeat, as Kilfoyle bantered good naturedly between tracks and the band worked through an excellent set of material from both albums. We’re streaming “Doomed and Cool” which certainly captures a definable New Order influence to the band’s sound and was one of the tightest tracks performed. Minks will play NYC again at Mercury Lounge on November 21.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the two previous sets from this Fest and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Doomed and Cool”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Captured Tracks CT5 Festival
The Well
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 36:15]
01 Ark of Life
02 Everything’s Fine
03 Funeral Song
04 Playboys of the Western World
05 Hold Me Now
06 Margot
07 Doomed and Cool
08 [tuning]
09 Painted Indian

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