Kathryn Calder: September 11, 2015 Mercury Lounge

November 19, 2015

Kathryn Calder Mercury
[photo by nyctaper]

Kathryn Calder’s solo career got a jump start this year. After Kathryn spent much of 2014 on tour as a member of the New Pornographers, a band within which she’s been a member for almost a decade, she returned to making her own music. It was the dual tragedy of the separate deaths of her parents that caused Kathryn to step away from solo material. Her 2010 album Are You My Mother? so poignantly captured the mixture of sadness and devotion involved in caring for a sick parent as Kathryn was coping with her mother’s ALS. Five years removed from that album, Kathryn Calder (self-titled) was released in April of this year. While not as profoundly personal as Are You My Mother?, the new album is consistent with Calder’s solo work — personal songs anchored by her rich and moving vocals. Her performance at Mercury Lounge in September took place on the most somber of days in NYC, but as with all of her material the message of hope was most appreciated on that particular day. Kathryn worked through five of the ten songs from the new album, some older material and one brand new song in a well-paced fifty-minute set that delivered exactly what we came to see.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted at the front of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. The post-production work was a little difficult reconciling the quieter and louder moments during the set, which partly explains the delay in posting this recording. However, the final product is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Kathryn Calder
Mercury Lounge
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 46:54]
01 Slip Away
02 Turn A Light On
03 Take A Little Time
04 Beach
05 My Armour
06 [banter – mini tour]
07 Blue Skies
08 City of Sounds
09 One Two Three
10 New Frame of Mind
11 New Millenium
12 [band introductions]
13 When You See My Blood

If you Download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Kathryn Calder, visit her website, and purchase her official releases from the Store at her website [HERE].

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