[photos courtesy of Vincent Cornelli]
Kurt Vile’s Matador Records debut Childish Prodigy was one of the most underrated albums of 2009. After several years as an underground favorite in Philadelphia and NYC, Kurt’s unique style of sludge-punk and throwback acid-rock is now quite ready for a national stage. In an opening slot for Dinosaur Jr. on Saturday at Bowery, Kurt and his band the Violators played a too-short five-song thirty-minute set of Childish material, highlighted by the appropriately titled “Freak Train” (featuring a saxophone) and the Crazy Horse-like “Monkey”. Kurt Vile returns to NYC for two local dates opening for F’ed Up in February.
We recorded this set from our standard location (pictured above!) at Bowery with the four-microphone rig. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!
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New York, NY USA
Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded Behind Soundboard Booth
Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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 by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
[Total Time 30:47]
02 Freak Train
04 Overnight Religion
05 Dead Alive