[photo courtesy of joshbg2k]
In the opening night of their four-show run in NYC, Built to Spill proved again why they are one of the most compelling bands of the last decade and a half. Opening with a short but relaxed tuning jam that led into “Into Your Mind”, the band worked through a setlist evenly dispersed between old classics (“The Plan”, “Sidewalk”, “Carry The Zero”) with a handful of songs from the excellent new album There Is No Enemy. Built to Spill continues to sound as fresh as they did when we first saw them at Tramps in 1996 — Doug Martsch seems completely at ease with his oeuvre and if the new release is any indication, he has no plan to cease the quality output. With three more nights in NYC, we expect to celebrate that fact.
Acidjack recorded this set from an outstanding location at this venue — with a microphone clamp on the center balcony. The result is a recording of outstanding clarity and presence. Enjoy!
The October 13 show (tonight) was recorded and is coming soon. We also expect to record the following two nights at Music Hall.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
Built to Spill
New York, NY USA
An ACIDJACK master recording
Equipment: AKG ck91 cardioid capsules (Busman Active Mod)>custom battery box>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Clamp to left side of SBD cage, arm extended almost dead center, DIN
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, set fades)
02 In Your Mind
06 The Plan
07 When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough
12 Wherever You Go
15 Life’s A Dream
17 Carry The Zero
20 Stop The Show
21 Conventional Wisdom
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Built To Spill, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases from the Official Store at their website [Here].