Wavves: February 6, 2009 Market Hotel – Flac and MP3 Downloads

February 7, 2009
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[photo by Joe Perez courtesy of Impose Magazine]

Web hype is such a mixed blessing. In the intervening months since ToddP booked last night’s show at the Market Hotel, Wavves has “hit it’ big on the web, with features on all the major blogs, including Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork and even Spin. Indeed, Pitchfork.tv was there to record Wavves last night.

The result of the rapid hype was the disconcerting swelling of a capacity see-and-be-seen crowd for just that one twenty-minute set by Wavves — many of whom chatted loudly during the quiet first song, and filtered out immediately after the duo stopped playing. Wavves (and Nathan) are indeed quite good, as last night’s set was a fine live garage-rock style presentation of Nathan’s excellent bedroom-lo-fi recordings. But really we would prefer to see them perform when not being bumped into by industry-types rushing to the front lines. Fortunately, Nathan seems like a good-natured and level-headed kid who should survive the inevitable backlash and the days when he is no longer the “next big thing”. We wish him luck.

We recorded this set from a prime location approximately 30 feet in a direct line to the PA speakers. The system has been upgraded slightly since our last visit to the Market, and as a result we are quite pleased with the quality of this capture. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Wavves
2009-02-06
Market Hotel
Brooklyn NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded 30 feet from Right PA

Neumann KM-150 (AK-50 Hypercardiods) > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > Digital Coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2009-02-07

Setlist:
[total time 20:28]
01 Weed Demon
02 California Goth
03 Rainbow Everywhere
04 So Bored
05 [tuning]
06 Sun Opens My Eyes
07 [equipment problem]
08 Wavves

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wavves, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their available releases through links at the Wavves MySpace page. The new CD will be released by Fat Possum Records in March.

12 Responses to Wavves: February 6, 2009 Market Hotel – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. max
    February 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    did you by any chance record the blank dogs set?

  2. February 7, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Yes! And the recording sounds terrific, actually better than the Wavves one because there was less talking (fewer people). I am working on the post-production now, but I will not post it until I get the band’s ok, as they had specifically asked me to be able to hear it before it was posted. I can’t imagine that they would object to this recording, though, since they absolutely sounded and played terrific and the recording is quite excellent.

  3. max
    February 7, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    oh, that’s great, can’t wait!

  4. February 8, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    awesome, and really exciting that you got a great recording of Blank Dogs. cant wait for that…

  5. tom
    February 9, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    this is great!

  6. TOM'S FRIEND JERRY
    February 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    A LOT OF THESE SONGS ARE MISTITLED
    WHY IS HALF OF ‘TO THE DREGS’ ON TRACK 5, THAT WAS A SICK OPENING

  7. Noam
    February 10, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Also, WAVVES @ LAMC? Went much better, imho.

  8. February 10, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    YO JERRY, HOPE YOU LIKED THE RECORDING.

    And Noam, there was no nyctaper rep at LAMC, sorry.

  9. L.
    February 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    The recording is really great, but could you post a corrected setlist?

  10. July 1, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Wait, i meant to say track 3!!

  11. Alexander
    March 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Not working!!

  12. March 30, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Yes it is! Just checked and both links are working.

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