Blank Dogs: March 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

March 22, 2009

[photo by Joe Perez courtesy of Impose Magazine]

One of our favorite concerts thus far this year was the February 6 show at Market Hotel featured on several posts at this site. Our Blank Dogs recording of that night was special for a couple of reasons — this was the first full band performance, and was also the first live recording of this elusive artist. While the band and nyctaper were ultimately pleased with the quality of the recording given the limitations of the sound system at the Market, we are all very fortunate that our correspondent acidjack captured a superior recording of Blank Dogs set at the Music Hall last week. Although still blanketed by heavy reverb, the Music Hall mix has much greater clarity and the vocals are more prominent. The show is very similar in structure to the Market set, but given that this is now a working band who has performed a number of sets in the last six weeks, the performers are clearly tighter together.

This recording was captured from the same location at the Women set and the sound is excellent as indicated above. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Blank Dogs
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 29:52]
01 Two Months
02 Setting Fire To Your House
03 I’m Alright
04 Leaving The Light On
05 No Compass
06 Red World
07 Before The Hours
08 Slow Room
09 Y.M.S.
10 Ants
11 Crystal Ladies

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Blank Dogs, visit their/his MySpace page, and purchase their/his many releases. The releases are scattered among many labels and quite a few are out of print. Here are a series of links to places where Blank Dogs releases may be purchased: Woodsist Records, Freedom School Records, Sacred Bones Records, Daggerman Records, Seven Ten Twelve, Sweet Rot Records, Troubleman Records.

9 Responses to Blank Dogs: March 14, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. bebop
    March 22, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    thank you very much. great recording+show.
    that pic is from their chicago show just so you

  2. March 23, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Track 6 is Red World

  3. March 23, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the setlist help.
    That picture is most definitely from Chicago, and its an amazing photo. There was no usable photos from the Music Hall show, so I searched flickr for the best (non-Market Hotel) BD photo and this was by far the best one out there. Fortunately the photographer was quite gracious about permission to post.

  4. bebop
    March 23, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    on track 2, is that really blank dogs singing?

  5. March 24, 2009 at 12:32 am

    No, actually, you caught us. In the extra time it took to post this show (8 days, how dare we!), I managed to overdub my own vocals singing the catchy little number “Setting Fire to Your House”. Do I have a future as a vocalist?

  6. max
    April 3, 2009 at 4:36 am

    thanks for this!

    the third track is actually called “dismorphobia”, not “I’m alright”.

  7. bebop
    April 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    jeez mate, didnt mean to offend. didnt know if
    it was “the” mr. blank dog, as opposed to some one from the band.
    didnt know where you go the idea i disapprove of the amount of time it takes to throw up the show either. i was just excited for this recording..

  8. snax
    May 13, 2009 at 10:27 am

    03, listed as I’M ALRIGHT is actually titled DISMORPHOBIA. It’s on the first release, a 12″ EP entitled THE FIRST TWO WEEKS. released on freedom school records and limeted to 490 pressings.

  9. snax
    May 13, 2009 at 10:33 am

    whoops. I scanned quickley the comments and missed the already posted correction, my bad. well maybe someone can use the other info.

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