Tortoise: July 21, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 24, 2009

[photo courtesy of Nick at Life of The Mind – more excellent shots here]

Post-rock pioneers Tortoise are back with a vengeance. Their June 2009 release Beacons of Ancestorship is easily their most powerful album since 2001’s Standard. The recent reports from the 2009 shows have been glowing, and on Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge, those reports were confirmed and more. Tortoise performed a stunning seventeen songs, including an unheard-of two encore segments of five total songs. The set consisted primarily of Beacons material with a nice selection of older material towards the end of the set.

We seriously acknowledge the continued excellence of Le Poisson Rouge as a venue. Their diverse and eclectic artist bookings continue to impress, and their sound system has continued to improve in quality. Additionally, the venue has been incredibly nice and cooperative to the nyctaper site in many ways, including permitting Acidjack to enter the venue early for this show to set up. The result is perhaps his finest recorded contribution to this site, a recording of outstanding balance and clarity with a remarkable bass response. Thanks again to all involved in the production of this superb listen. Enjoy!

Download the FLAC and MP3 files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted by nyctaper

Recorded from the front of the soundboard, mics mounted 11′ up on either side of center post.

DPA 4061 (Coresound “High-End Binaurals”)>R-09HR (24/48)>Audacity (tracking, amplify to -0.1dB, set fades, downsample to 16bit/44.1kHz)>FLAC (level eight)

01 Prepare Your Coffin
02 High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In
03 Minors
04 TNT
05 The Suspension Bridge At Iguazu Falls
06 Eros
07 crowd
08 Charteroak Foundation
09 Dot/Eyes
10 Crest
11 Yinxianghechengqi
12 Swung From the Gutters
13 Gigantes
14 encore break #1
15 Benway
16 Monica
17 In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, There Were Women and Men
18 encore break #2
19 Salt the Skies
20 Seneca

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Tortoise, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from the discography page at their site or directly from Thrill Jockey Records.

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7 Responses to Tortoise: July 21, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. The Life of the Mind
    July 24, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Just FYI, the missing track names are as follows.

    04 – TNT
    05 РThe Suspension Bridge At Iguaz̼ Falls
    09 – Dot/Eyes
    15 – Benway
    16 – Monica
    19 – Salt the Skies

    Awesome recording, by the way. I had to leave in the middle of Swung From the Gutters to catch the last bus home, so I’m super stoked to finally hear the entire set + encores.

  2. nlvivar
    July 25, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks, as always, for the recordings!

    This is one of my favourite bands to see live. Is this your first time seeing Tortoise live?

    I’m curious of what you thought of the concert.

  3. July 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    It was my second time – the first being the Bell House show, which I also recorded. They’re a fantastic live band – really dynamic, and I think a lot more engaging live than on record. Hope you enjoy the recording.

  4. July 28, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hello to Tortoise and Doug McCombs! Great stuff. Nice!

  5. August 3, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Thank you very much for this recording! It sounds great, and didn’t expect otherwise as I recognise your nick from Dimeadozen, and as a sign of quality ;)
    I can’t wait till they come to Denmark, as they are my all time favorite band. Meanwhile I’ll have to rejoice on the work of all you great tapers out there :)

  6. Michael
    October 5, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks so much for the recording!

  7. Ryan
    February 8, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for the recordings!

    Great show, but they really don’t sound good on Gigantes…too bad! It’s the best tune live!

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