Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks July 19, 2008 Siren Festival – Flac and MP3 Download

July 20, 2008

[photo courtesy of Ear Farm blog]

We expect there will be many reviews of this concert and in particular the Voice’s coverage will likely be comprehensive. We arrived in the middle of the Islands set, with the intention to see and record only the Stephen Malkmus set and we were successful. On a hot sunny day when the Jicks performed an energetic and loose set of primarily Real Emotional Trash material, we were left with some interesting lasting images. The sights of several people who passed out from heat exhaustion and crowding, the persistent sights and sounds of the Cyclone rollercoaster every few minutes over our left shoulder, and Stephen literally coaxing the promoters to let the Jicks perform encores even after the stage lights were turned off were memorable images we will likely not soon forget.

We recorded from the ground in front and left of the soundboard. The placement was problematic because of the Cyclone, but our hyper-directional microphones really proved their worth as the recording is not marred by the rumbling ride and screaming patrons. During quiet moments and in between songs, the cyclone provided “local color”, during the normal volume of the songs, the noise can not be heard. Enjoy!

Many thanks to a writer from the Voice and also Matador Records for their advanced assistance in capture of this concert.

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Siren Music Festival
Coney Island Main Stage
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Front of Board — Approximately 100 Feet from Stage

Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[total time 1:19:31]
01 Baby C’mon
02 Gardenia
03 Dragonfly Pie
04 Jenny and the Ess-Dog
05 Phantasies
06 Hopscotch Willie
07 Elmo Delmo
08 Cold Son
09 Baltimore
10 Astral Facial
11 We Can’t Help You
12 Real Emotional Trash
13 [encore break]
14 All Over Gently
15 Pencil Rot
16 Two Tickets to Paradise (Eddie Money)

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14 Responses to Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks July 19, 2008 Siren Festival – Flac and MP3 Download

  1. john M
    July 20, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Sweet, thank you for the SM.

  2. Jolie
    July 20, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    hey, I got the actual set list and the new song was called astral facial

  3. July 20, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks, I made the change above.
    Can you scan the setlist and let me post it here?

  4. Geo
    July 21, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Where are the mp3 links?

  5. July 21, 2008 at 9:51 am

    “Direct download of MP3 files will likely be hosted on another server. If not, we will post them here ASAP”

    I expect to hear soon from the person to whom I have offered to host the mp3s. If not, I will host them.

  6. Jesse
    July 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Awesome! I wanted to check out this set but I was over at the other stage for Broken Social Scene. Excited to give this a listen once the mp3s are uploaded.

  7. July 21, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    This is awesome.
    Now I can relive (as much as possible) the Eddie Money cover.

  8. July 21, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    MP3s are there now.

  9. makeshift
    July 22, 2008 at 7:55 am

    thank you for your efforts!

  10. Alex
    November 8, 2008 at 6:17 am

    heey, thank you from russia!! this band is my fav (of modern rock), got all 4 albums!

  11. Tom
    January 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    What’s the zip password?

  12. January 13, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    There is no password required. If your zip program won’t open it try WinRar.

  13. Brian
    December 6, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Thank you!!!! for doing something I can’t and sharing. It is much appreciated!

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