Prince Rupert’s Drops: October 24, 2019 Nublu 151
Prince Rupert’s Drops delivered a real blast from the (sorta recent) NYC psych scene past as they reformed in October—one night only!—to open for Garcia Peoples during their Nublu residency. For those new to the band, they were part of Beyond Beyond is Beyond’s early roster, as well as a fixture at NYC venues legal and not-so-much. They even played our 5th Anniversary shindig at 285 Kent. How’s that for we knew them when? Whether you were going out to see PRD headline a show or found them somewhere in the middle of a bill, they were always solid and maybe taken for granted. That is until they were gone, having begun a hiatus around 2014/5 or so after releasing the truly excellent Climbing Light. But here they are back, briefly, playing for a nostalgic crowd but not sounding at all nostalgic themselves. Certainly it’s time for some appreciation for Prince Rupert’s Drops and maybe they can be convinced to stick around a little longer.
I recorded this from our usual location at Nublu. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!
Prince Rupert’s Drops
New York, NY
Recorded and produced by Eric PH for nyctaper.com
MBHO KA200N/603A > Naiant PFA >> Sound Devices MixPre-6 > WAV > Adobe Audition CC + Izotope Ozone 5 > Audacity 2.0.5 > FLAC
01. Follow Me
03. Pillar to Post
04. Almond Man
05. Rosy Red
07. Plague Ride