Livewire: Caspian @ The Red & The Black (2010.01.08)

caspianPhoto: David Carter

Caspian is a fierce instrumental rock band from Boston. Their three electric guitarists generate a wide range of textures, from sparse orchestral passages to volcanic blasts of distortion. The entire band has a cohesiveness that only occurs in nature after relentless rehearsal and touring. In this set, recorded at Washington D.C.’s The Red & The Black Bar on January 8th 2010, we get five tracks of strong material from their recently released Tertia, and three from 2005′s You Are The Conductor. Caspian’s kinetic presence made that crowded little space very happy. After this mini-tour of the east coast, a more extensive US tour is planned, with a date shaping up for a show at The Black Cat this March.

The Red & The Black Bar
January 8, 2010
Washington DC, USA

Philip Jamieson – guitar
Erin Burke-Moran – guitar
Jonny Ashburn – guitar
Chris Friedrich – bass
Joe Vickers – drums

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MP3 links:

1. The Raven (7:20)
2. Malacoda (7:50)
3. Of Foam and Wave (7:42)
4. Quovis (1:10)
5. Further Up (4:22)
6. Further In (3:56)
7. Ghosts of the Garden City (9:30)
8. Sycamore (10:41)
9. Happy Birthday (0:50)

Total time: 53:21

ZIP links:

Entire set in mp3 format
Entire set in FLAC format


AKG 414 mid/side pair -> Zoom h4n 48/24 -> Nuendo (stereo encoding, limiting) -> MP3

Recorded by:

David Carter(carteriffic@gmail.com)

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7 Responses to “Livewire: Caspian @ The Red & The Black (2010.01.08)”

  1. Todd says:

    Thank you for taping and sharing!!!

  2. Maria says:

    Awesome recording. I’m still jealous I didn’t get to go to the show, but at least I get to hear it. Keep up the great work.

  3. Undetectable Genius says:

    LOUD!!!! Such a great band, glad you have this recording!

  4. David Carter says:

    It was extremely loud. I tried taping the Baltimore show a few nights earlier also, but completely blew it because the loudness was overdriving my preamps. Even on the retry with every possible reduction of sensitivity and gain, it’s barely under control ;) I loved both performances, so tight.

  5. Sean Meyer says:

    I had such an awesome fucking time. Thank you so much Caspian, and thank you so much Mr.RecordingGuy. I was so drunk though, and I don’t even remember singing happy birthday?

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  7. David Carter says:

    That Black Cat DC show is on the venue’s calendar now:

    Tue Mar 9- CASPIAN, ARMS & SLEEPERS, TONE $10 Backstage 8:30

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