Palehound: May 9, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 15, 2014

Palehound DBA
[photo by nyctaper]

Its pretty hard for me to believe that Palehound’s debut release Bent Nail EP was written by a college freshman and half of the current band can’t legally buy beer in New York. The band’s set at Death By Audio last Friday was also a revelation — this quartet has only been playing together for a few months having for the most part debuted at last October’s CMJ — but Palehound played with such confidence and so much in sync that they’re more of a “band” than many more experienced outfits. At the center of it all is Ellen Kempner, whose songwriting chops continue to grow. The band’s latest Kitchen 7″ opens with “Holiest”, which was part of the one-two punch that opened this show in such impressive fashion. And Palehound is continuing to write new material, as this show featured several new numbers including one that has no title as yet. Interestingly, the very animated crowd included one guy who yelled out “that’s the best song yet” after the Untitled song. Perhaps, but we are partial to “Pet Carrot”, which has evolved in a short time from an alt-folk track on the EP to a crunchy electric raver live. Its streaming below. Expect much from Palehound in the near future — its hard not to both be impressed by their maturity and to root for them. The band has several upcoming dates, including the Grrrl Fest at Silent Barn on June 14.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser Cards on a stand at the front and center of the stage and mixed it with a board feed. The mics got jostled a little during the set and you can hear direct conversations in between songs as the band’s rabid fans were very into the show. But all that aside, the placement of the mics was perfect as the instruments are loud and clear and the vocal-heavy board blends perfectly for a superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Pet Carrot”:

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Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 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 30:23]
01 Heart Splint
02 Holiest
03 Drooler
04 Untitled
05 Cinnamon
06 Abraham And His New Healthy Food
07 [banter – Max]
08 I Get Clean
09 Pet Carrot

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