Wavves: July 15, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 18, 2009

[photo by Ryan Muir courtesy of Stereogum]

This Wavves concert was already three days ago, which means that the “comeback” story is old news. In the atomic-speed Behind The Music career time of Nathan Williams, he’s undoubtedly moved on to the next chapter of the story. We are not sure whether by now he’s found Jesus, gone country, or written a symphony. What we do know is that on Wednesday at Bowery Ballroom with the reverb at full throttle, Wavves delivered a fifty-minute set of 15 songs, both old and new, to a crowd of bouncing, slamming and crowd-surfing fans all with a cast from a broken wrist on Nathan’s right arm.

Acidjack recorded this set from the middle of the floor, which was crowded and crazy. There’s quite a bit of crowd noise on this recording which rather than distracting the listener, actually adds authenticity to the capture. Enjoy!

Setlist help needed below.
Two previous Wavves recordings on nyctaper [here] and [here].
Woods set from the this was also recorded and will be posted soon.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Bowery Ballroom
New York, 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 49:07]
01 Nervous Breakdown (Black Flag)
03 Beach Demon
04 Summer Goth
07 Side Yr On
08 No Hope Kids
09 California Goth
10 California Goths
12 Weed Demon
13 To The Dregs
14 Friends Were Gone
15 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, and at Fat Possum Records site [here].

11 Responses to Wavves: July 15, 2009 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Jason
    July 18, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    They are soo fun live!!

  2. July 20, 2009 at 8:25 pm


  3. Kathy
    July 21, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I think #9 is called ‘Perfect People’. Not 100% sure about that.

  4. Matthew Colquhoun
    July 21, 2009 at 8:27 am

    01 is an ironic Black Flag cover, Nervous Breakdown, and 09 is California Goth (different to California Goths that follows it).

  5. Mack
    July 21, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Track 7: Side Yr On
    Track 9: California Goth

    And yes, track one is Nervous Breakdown by Black Flag. A lot of these songs are new so there aren’t necessarily known titles for them.

  6. Choam Nomsky
    July 22, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Track 12 should be labeled ‘Weed Demon / So Bored’.

    And bring on the Woods!

  7. acidjack
    July 23, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Just want to add one correction to the mic info posted here – the recording was:

    DPA 4061 (Coresound “High End Binaurals”)>R-09HR (24/48)> the other post-production stuff described above.

    Same will be true for the Woods set.

  8. jojo827
    January 14, 2011 at 3:37 am


  9. jojo827
    January 14, 2011 at 3:39 am

    05-Take On The World

  10. jojo827
    January 14, 2011 at 3:39 am

    06-Green Eyes

  11. jojo827
    January 14, 2011 at 4:19 am

    and #11 is In The Sand

    now setlist is Full =)

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