Unicycle Loves You: February 16, 2014 Radio Bushwick – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 16, 2014

(video stills from Maks Suski)

Unicycle Loves You have been grinding along making their fuzzy and melodic guitar-based psych-rock for almost a decade in an era among ultimately forgettable laptop and keyboard bands. In fact, they played our CMJ shows in 2009 and 2010 when they were living in Chicago, back in the days of “chill wave” and “glo-fi” and other nonsense one-dimensional buzz labels. A couple of years ago, Jim Carroll and Nicole Vitale got married and moved to New York. In June, ULY will release The Dead Age their first new album since Pop Candy called Failure an “album of the week” two years ago. Its seems though that raves from popular websites aside, the music world has finally caught up to ULY. Given the re-emergence of garage, psychedelic and psych-rock in popular circles the last couple of years, its not surprising that Spin Magazine premiered Unicycle Loves You’s new single “Face Tattoo” (our live version is streaming below). We caught the band at Radio Bushwick a few weeks back on a bill with Whiskey Bitches (previously posted here). It was nice to catch up again with Jim and Nicole and we are extremely pleased to report that they are playing better than ever — with an energy and immediacy that portends for big things in the very near future. Spin premieres aside, the new songs are all pretty tight and destined for a higher profile for a band that has deserved the recognition for at least the last half-decade. Unicycle Loves You have a few upcoming gigs, including Shea Stadium, Cake Shop and again at Radio Bushwick, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards on a small stand directly in front of the stage to capture the instruments and mixed with a soundboard feed to fortify the vocals. The results are outstanding, enjoy!

Stream “Face Tattoo”:

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Unicycle Loves You
Radio Bushwick
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Tyson Woods] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 37:13]
01 Falling Off
02 Face Tattoo
03 Bad News Club
04 Endless Bummer
05 Suicide Pizza
06 [banter – albums]
07 Failure
08 Grownups
09 Wow Wave Cinema
10 Dead Age

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