The Animal Collective tour in support of their new release Strawberry Jam came to New York tonight for the first of two shows at Webster Hall. This was an off night. The band seemed somewhat out of sync, and the show came to a screeching halt when Avey Tare stopped “Fireworks” in the middle because it was “too bass-y”. Three truncated songs later, no encore, and the show was over in a little over 70 minutes. We hope tomorrow will be better.
The recording offered for download below has superior sound quality. Avey was right about the bass, and as a result I equalized the low-end in post-production. I had an excellent place for recording, and used DPA microphones that can handle the booming bass of this concert without distortion or saturation.
This recording is now available as a direct download in FLAC or MP3 [HERE].
New York, NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Balcony First Row Center
Directly Behind Soundboard
DPA 4021′s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 .wav >
Soundforge > flac
Recorded and Produced by
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[total time 1:14:11]
03 Song for Ariel
05 Who Could Win a Rabbit
06 Daily Routine
07 Unsolved Mysteries
10 Brother Sport
12 Leaf House
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