Vivian Girls: January 30, 2009 The 1896 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 23, 2009

[photo courtesy of Impose Magazinemore here]

When we walked into “The 1896” in industrial North Bushwick for the “Brooklyn vs. Baltimore” Marathon a few weeks ago, it was basically a huge empty warehouse. In the corner, ToddP’s staff worked on constructing the stage, and in the other room the bands and other early entrants started the party. Within an hour, the empty room became a packed event with estimates of between 1500 to 2000 people. The eight separate groups delivered inspired sets and by the end of the night, virtually anyone who attended this event knew it had been an incredible night. When the book about Todd’s effect on the NYC music scene is written, this particular concert will certainly be among the memorable events.

We recorded six of the eight acts, but ambient noise of the partying crowd essentially drowned out the music for much of the later acts. When the Vivian Girls began their set, the room had not quite filled up yet, and the music is clearer. We chose a spot in front of the soundboard, which was about 50 feet from the stage. During the Vivs set, we had a clear shot at the stacks and this recording is quite clean — perhaps the only flaw is the natural echo of the huge room. However, we have sampled this recording against our recording of the Vivian Girls from South Street Seaport in September, and this one is definitely a better listen. The Vivians performed several new songs, and indeed at least one (possibly two) songs were performed for the first time. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Vivian Girls
The 1896
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
50 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

[total time 22:19]
01 Walking Alone At Night
02 Surfin’ Away
03 The End
04 Can’t Get Over You
05 When I’m Gone
06 Lake House
07 Tell The World
08 I Have No Fun

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7 Responses to Vivian Girls: January 30, 2009 The 1896 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. February 23, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Wow! Thanks for this!

  2. Adam Thrasher
    February 25, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Anybody got a setlist? I checked their website and the show is listed, no setlist. Vivian Girls rock! Tananks for sharing nyctaper, you rule!

  3. Adam Thrasher
    February 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Tananks? Well thanks for sharing!

  4. MIKE
    March 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    bass seems overloaded on this

  5. pavemental
    May 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Track 2 is “Surfin’ Away” and track 6 is “Lake House”. (Former is on a 7″ and latter is on a comp album). For some reason on my South Sea Seaport mp3s I retitled “I Don’t Wanna” as “I Have No Fun” so for a now forgotten reason I decided that is the moer accurate title for track 8 here.

  6. underwaternow
    June 13, 2010 at 11:49 am

    this should be the setlist for this show

    Walking Alone At Night
    Surfin’ Away
    The End
    Can’t Get Over You
    When I’m Gone
    Lake House
    Tell The World
    I Have No Fun

    thank you very much for recordings this

  7. March 9, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Is it too soon to call a Classic?

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