Daily Archive for March 14th, 2010

Bear In Heaven @ Will’s Pub Orlando March 13 2010 [UPDATED]

Sorry for the delay on this one. Without further ado, the original post and your download links. Please enjoy!

Unlike my friend quitepeculiar, I am not big on giving “live reviews,” but I must say Bear In Heaven‘s performance last night at Will’s Pub was shockingly good. If you know me, then you probably know that Beast Rest Forth Mouth was one of my top records of 2009. Despite my usualy giving the benefit of the doubt for first time seeing bands perform, I typically don’t expect much and am not disappointed when that’s what I get. I love being wrong about this! The sound was brilliant and clear, and the band gave an energetic performance of nine of the ten tracks from the above mentioned sophomore record. They also had fun and managed to keep us entertained with some good humor even during some technical difficulty with a guitar, and all this when apparently one of the members had come down with food poisoning.

Luckily for you, I make up for my lack of a proper review with something (I claim is) even better! A recording of the whole show.

Note: The vocals are a bit muffled during first song, keep listening though. After this minor setback the sound quality is fantastic (sample included below).

Entire set [mp3]

Entire set [FLAC] [via etree torrent]

Sample mp3: Bear In Heaven – Lovesick Teenagers (March 13 2010)

Info / Setlist:

Bear In Heaven
March 13, 2010
Will’s Pub
Orlando, FL
Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box > Nomad Jukebox 3
Transfer: NJB3 > USB > PC > Sony Soundforge 7.0a
Edit: Sony Soundforge 7.0a (Master/Splitting) > FLAC 1.2.1 > Tag & Rename
01) Beast in Peace
02) Ultimate Satisfaction
03) Wholehearted Mess
04) Fake Out
05) Dust Cloud
06) Lovesick Teenagers
07) Drug a Wheel
08) You Do You
09) Casual Goodbye

- breathmint

Local Motive: Lauren Carder And The Multiple Me

This is the first edition of Local Motive, where I will showcase some local artists who rock. I am hoping I will be able to keep this theme at least semi-regular so if you have any Orlando and/or Florida artists who you think I should know about, please drop me a line.

This first installment focuses on Lauren Carder, whose new EP Lauren Carder And The Multiple Me was recently self released. I had the pleasure of meeting Lauren a few years back in my social circle. Unfortunately, despite having maintained casual acquaintance and knowing about her various music projects over the years, I’ve never had the chance to check any of them out – until recently. I purchased the cd for $5 and it’s definitely worth every penny. I’d describe this EP’s sound as a slightly psyched out “Laura Marling “-esque vibe with a folksy grounding and lots of nice guitar effects, some beautiful vocal layering (her voice is fantastic), and a more positive / self confident tone (or perhaps just lacking the sense of “emergency”) when compared with what you find on the aforementioned london songstress’ debut Alas, I Cannot Swim. Instead Ms. Carder spends just under twenty five minutes (over five tracks) exploring the complex landscapes of all the different directions in which we tend to pull ourselves internally (yes, the “multiple me” concept literally at work). I expect to see Lauren go good places real soon! Check out Courage of an Open Heart below, and or stream the whole EP over at her VIRB.

Lauren Carder & The Multiple Me – Courage Of An Open Heart

- breathmint