As we reported a couple of weeks ago, on May 31 Antietam played in a library with a special guest and a setlist organized by the Dewey Decimal System. Our intrepid nyctaper correspondent Neil d was there to witness the event and recorded it for the site. As we learned that night, due to thunderstorms the show was moved inside at the last moment, and the bands (Ladybug Transistor opened) performed in the Brooklyn Public Library‘s new auditorium.
The multi-generational and multi-ethnic crowd witnessed the “expanded five-piece Antietam,” with Josh Clark on second guitar and Ira Kaplan on keyboards. Guests also included Mark Howell on trumpet and Ladybug bassist Julia Rydholm on violin. The unique setlist idea featured a sketch pad mounted on the stage that included the name of each song, where to find its topic in the Dewey Decimal System, and a couple of Brooklyn neighborhoods for which each song was dedicated.
Neil recorded from upfront with a stereo Griffin I-Talk microphone into an I-Pod at lossless 16-bit. The quality of this recording is surprisingly good considering the basic nature of the equipment and the acoustics of a library auditorium not built for post-punk rock music. Enjoy!
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
(with Ira Kaplan)
Brooklyn Public Library Auditorium
Brooklyn NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Griffin I-Talk Stereo Microphone > I-Pod > 16bit 44.1 kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, level adjustments) > CD Wave (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded by neil d
with permission from Antietam (thanks Tara!)
Produced by nyctaper
[total time 1:31:30]
03 Time Creeps
05 Pennants and Flags
06 Turn It On Me
07 Miss Me Bliss
08 Needle and the Eye
10 The Moor
13 I Swear
14 Tranquility Base
15 The Gate Closed
16 New Parade
18 That’s the Way It Is
21 Arrowhead Syrup
The nyctaper recording of Antietam in April at Southpaw is still available [HERE]
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Antietam, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase the new release Opus Mixtum directly from the Carrot Top Records website.