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Idle Ray: September 29, 2023 Tubby’s Fifth Anniversary




The NYCTaper protection of Tubby’s Fifth Anniversary returns with Idle Ray!

Idle Ray’s set within the arc of the Tubby’s anniversary celebration was essential. The day had began fairly bleak. Huge storms had basically made journey out of New York Metropolis inconceivable, and a number of other bands, and followers, needed to cancel journey preparations. I had been on the venue the earlier evening establishing gear and employees morale was tremendous excessive. After I obtained again that afternoon I arrived to lower than peak vibes, however issues began turning round rapidly. A pair drinks, the primary band hitting the stage, a shock fill in from Wild Pink and instantly issues had been wanting good. By the point Idle Ray hit, nobody was speaking concerning the storm. It was celebration time.

Idle Ray’s inclusion on the invoice made good sense. Fred Thomas, Idle Ray’s major songwriter, is a very long time veteran of Detroit’s vibrant music scene with credit on far too many data to checklist. He has carried out a number of occasions at Tubby’s as a part of the wonderful Detroit primarily based DIY/Punk band Tyvek and can also be in Winged Wheel with certainly one of Tubby’s house owners. Recorded primarily throughout Covid, the Idle Ray mission was created as an try at “going again to fundamentals of recording on cassette four-track and having or not it’s extra about fascinating sounds and really feel than good performances or getting an industry-standard snare sound.”

The studio recordings are all Fred. For this present, Fred dealt with guitar and lead vocals with Devon Clausen on bass and Frances Ma on guitar and lead vocals, with backing drum machine tracks. I used to be unfamiliar with the fabric earlier than this, however the hooks are there. It took all of half of the set opener “Overlook” to be glad I had hit document. The trio introduced all of the fuzzy energy pop glory anybody may need to the night. Nice songs, nicely performed and a pleasant bonus of some nice stage banter. Fred talked about one of many songs was concerning the time his ex ran for Mayor of his city. His suMMAtion of the expertise; “SSUUUCCCKKKEEEDDDD”. It by no means occurred to me that the one method the limitless compelled distress of political marketing campaign commercials may very well be extra hellish is that if your ex was featured in them.

You’ll be able to catch Fred again on the town taking part in with Winged Wheel at Bearsville theater (with Guided By Voices!) on 8/10. You may also catch Tyvek, sans Fred, at Tubby’s on 7/27.

Recording for this set differed fairly considerably from the conventional Tubby’s arrange. Since that they had two “phases” with two completely different units of audio system, I needed to arrange two completely different units of mics and recorders and begin and cease every between bands. Fortunately, I used to be capable of get a board feed from the principle console within the again for every “stage”. I mixed the entrance room mics with the board feed for the recording you have got right here. It sounds wonderful; lively and screaming guitars. Crank it!

Obtain and stream from the reside music archive!

Idle Ray
Kingston, NY

Supply 1: SP-CMC-4U (AT853 playing cards, low sens mod) > SPSb-11 > R-07
Supply 2: SDB > Zoom F8
Supply 1 + Supply 2 > Adobe CC (time align, EQ, compression) > Audacity (monitoring, fades) > FLAC (lvl 8)
Recorded and produced by kliked for

Because of Tubbys FOH engineers Wil for the patch and Kyle for the combo!
This was a part of the Tubby’s 5 12 months anniversary celebration

  1. Overlook
  2. Backwards
  3. Emphasis Locator
  4. Corridors of Summer time
  5. Luck Be Damned
  6. New Bizarre Factor
  7. Localism Hours
  8. Quiet Cab
  9. Ruiner

Idle Ray:
Frances Ma: Guitar and Lead Vocals
Devon Clausen: Bass
Fred Thomas: Guitar, Tapes, Lead Vocals

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