I suppose like many people, Birds of Maya had been productive within the final 12 months and a half. They lastly launched Valdez, the lengthy misplaced album you by no means knew existed. Recorded manner again in 2014, it picks up proper the place 2013’s raucous Celebration leaves off. Given the band’s lengthy hiatus, I seized this chance to journey all the way down to Philadelphia to catch their document launch present at Sunflower Philly, an attractive outside house in North Philadelphia. The band rips via some tunes from the brand new document and jams Celebration-style on a few music collages I’ve titled “Sunflower” and “Philly” right here which have the band biking via a couple of riffs that I swear sound acquainted and slippery on the identical time. A couple of blown fuses don’t cease these Birds as they cap issues off with their tackle The Stooges’ “TV Eye” with the legendary Harmonica Dan on, nicely, harmonica.
No future dates on the books for Birds of Maya however make sure that to seize Valdez from Drag Metropolis and perhaps encourage these guys to make some new recordings.
I recorded this with the MBHO’s up entrance. As soon as folks obtained rocking I needed to transfer slightly bit and the sound might be barely uneven in areas. Nonetheless this is a wonderful seize of a very particular present. Get pleasure from!
Birds of Maya
Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Gadgets MixPre-6 > WAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 3.0.2 > FLAC
01. Excessive Fly
02. Please Come In
03. Cosmic Honey Shaker
04. Porch Dude
05. Jam/TV Eye (false begin)
06. TV Eye