Kimya Dawson April 6, 2008 Webster Hall – Flac Download

April 8, 2008

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The last time we saw Kimya in January at Southpaw, she was just beginning to ride the wave of Juno-created popularity. At that show, she expressed some trepidation about the sudden burst of exposure, but still managed to maintain her unique genuine persona. Less than three months later, after an appearance on The View and the Academy Awards performance, Kimya sold out Webster Hall — a venue roughly 5 times the size of Southpaw. Long-time fans approached this appearance with some concerns that such rapid success had effected Kimya.

Any lingering doubts about the integrity of this performer were gone within minutes of the beginning of Sunday night’s performance. As she took the stage, Kimya slipped and nearly fell over, and as she giggled, any tension or pressure was broken for the night. What followed was perhaps the greatest performance of her decade-long career — a nearly two-hour display of humor, charm and powerful songs. Kimya worked through a vast majority of her material, including the now-familiar mini-set of new children’s songs. She performed most of the set with the accompaniment of Matt and Erin Tobey on an assortment of instruments and backing vocals. For this concert, the array of “Loose Lips” stage dancers was actually an organized costumed and choreographed troupe of Kimya’s friends. The night came to fitting close with the mock-finale of “Tomorrow” — the performer’s future as bright as ever.

We recorded from an excellent location in this venue, but unfortunately the sound levels were just far too low. The sound technicians were apparently not able to provide the proper volume without guitar distortion, and did not provide a clean signal. There was a noticeable hiss in the main speakers. As a result, this recording is a genuine low-fi capture of this concert, albeit one true to the sound of the room. Enjoy this superb and unique performer in her low-fi glory!

This recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

Kimya Dawson
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Audience Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board on Floor
30 Feet from Right PA Stack

DPA 4021s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM Mod) > 16bit 44.1kHz wav > Soundforge (level adjustments, modify close clapping, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries)> flac

Recorded and Produced by

[total time 1:44:26]
01 Eleventeen
02 Rocks With Holes
03 Fire
04 Chemistry
05 Lullaby For The Taken
06 My Mom
07 Underground
08 Viva La Persistence
09 My Heroes
10 Singing Machine
11 Secret Letters (Erin Tobey solo)
12 Little Monster Babies
13 Bobby-O
14 Seven Hungry Tigers
15 Alpha Butt
16 I Like Bears
17 I’m an Animal
18 Weatherman
19 [Matt Tobey solo]
20 [Matt Tobey solo]
21 Being Cool
22 It’s Been Raining
23 Beer
24 Loose Lips (with a verse of “Private Dancer”)
25 The Greatest Love of All (acapella)
26 My Rollercoaster
27 Tire Swing
28 I Have Changed
29 Little Panda Bear
30 I Like Giants
31 [encore break]
32 Tomorrow (“Annie”)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Kimya Dawson, visit her website, visit her livejournal page, and purchase the her official releases directly from her site, or the K Records site.

One Response to Kimya Dawson April 6, 2008 Webster Hall – Flac Download

  1. Fanny
    April 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Very nice recording! Thank you so much! :D

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