Wooden Shjips: October 31, 2009 171 Lombardy – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 3, 2009

If Wooden Shjips had until this weekend completely sailed under my radar, it could be explained by the fact that in their several years of existence, the San Francisco quartet had not played a proper NYC concert. On tour to support their latest release Dos, the band played a 92Y show on Friday, and headlined the Sacred Bones Records-curated and ToddP-produced show at 171 Lombardy on Halloween Saturday. At first blush, Wooden Shjips reminded me very much of the psychedelic acid rock of Black Mountain, but quickly veered towards a more trance and experimental take on the genre. The fuzzed guitars mixed equally with a Floydian organ are the centerpiece of the sound, and the tribal drums and chanted vocals are accompaniments. I was extremely impressed with Wooden Shjips and their too-brief forty minute set left us wanting more.

This set was recorded with the four-track R-44, and mixed two Neumann microphones set up at thirty feet with a stereo feed from the soundboard. Other than a brief segment of minor keyboard distortion in the early section of the first song, this is a fine recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Direct download of FLAC files [HERE].

Wooden Shjips
171 Lombardy
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 38:50]
01 I Hear The Vibrations
02 We Ask You To Ride
03 Loose Lips
04 Motorbike
05 For So Long
06 Death’s Not Your Friend
07 Vampire Blues

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wooden Shjips, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases from the Holy Mountain Records website [HERE].

8 Responses to Wooden Shjips: October 31, 2009 171 Lombardy – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. KJ
    November 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Thank you for this!! I was gutted to miss their Boston show.

  2. Fuzzbox
    November 5, 2009 at 4:47 am

    yeah, big thanks for this – great quality!
    missed their show in Vancouver w/Bingen :)

  3. Dave
    November 5, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Many thanks Sounds fantastic

  4. November 9, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Here’s a video of a live performance they had in the middle of nowhere in France! Sweet

  5. now
    November 9, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    i almost went to this, but i took my chances with vice and got in. plus i went to the 92y show and ws only played 30min. effi briest is real good though. check them out.

  6. Top Geezer
    November 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Listening now, the mp3s sound terrific. Wish they would play Chicago, we’re still waiting [sigh….]
    Thanx nyctaper for the nice work here!

  7. Mr Bear
    November 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Many thanks for a fabulous download. My wife and I saw them last year (2010) at The End of The Road Festival in the UK, and of course they were wonderful. Can’t wait for them to return.

  8. acidjack
    November 13, 2011 at 11:51 am

    We will have a new recording of them from Music Hall of Williamsburg from last week up shortly… Glad you enjoyed the set!

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