John Vanderslice: March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 4, 2009

[photo courtesy of dollabill and Thom – more here]

This is an exciting time for fans of John Vanderslice. He is currently on tour with one of his compatriots, John Darnielle, with whom he will soon release an EP (Moon Colony Bloodbath). On May 19, JV will release his first full-length album in two years, the much-anticipated Romanian Names, and in May, he will tour with a band in support of the new album.

On Friday last, the “Gone Primitive” tour with The Mountain Goats came to NYC and JV’s short but sweet opening set featured several songs from Romanian Names, a track the Moon Colony EP, and some of John’s classic numbers. John also chatted amiably with the crowd and told a few stories. Its always a pleasure to attend a Vanderslice show and this night was no exception.

We recorded this set from the same location as The Mountain Goats recording, and while the same volume fluctuation problems exist, the issues were not as drastic for this set. There was still quite a bit of post-production work necessary, but we feel the work has given our readers a quite enjoyable listen of this excellent artist. Enjoy!

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC or MP3 at [HERE].

John Vanderslice
The Music Hall at The Society for Ethical Culture
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Balcony Rail Center

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (massive level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 43:52]
01 My Old Flame
02 Sunken Union Boat
03 Too Much Time
04 Angela
05 Numbered Lithograph
06 Dead Slate Pacific
07 White Plains
08 [banter – mangos]
09 Oblivion
10 Lucifer Rising
11 [banter – drunk driver]
12 Nikki Oh Nikki
13 Trance Manual
14 Pale Horse

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT John Vanderslice, visit his website, visit his MySpace page, and purchase his official release, including Romanian Names in May, from the links at his website [HERE].

4 Responses to John Vanderslice: March 27, 2009 Ethical Culture Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. nat lyon
    April 4, 2009 at 5:59 am

    thank you, nyctaper! i am so much looking forward to hearing the new songs. both you and jv are totally awesome.

  2. Stu
    April 4, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    I’m interested in the recording, as I wasn’t able to understand a single word that Vanderslice said the entire show, even though I was only twenty feet from him. I didn’t have that issue with Darnielle, though.

  3. nat lyon
    April 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Great recording despite the challenges. One question though- I thought in the past JV let you guys patch into the mixing console? What happened this time? Just curious.

  4. April 14, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    It was not going to be logistically possible for me to patch into the board for this show based on a number of factors. As it ends up, I probably would have been in the way when there were technical problems in the beginning of tMG set. At 92Y in October, we literally had no place to set up microphones so John helped me get the board feed.

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