Holly Miranda: May 26, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 27, 2010

[photo courtesy of Camey Scott]

I love these break-out Bowery nights. We first got to know Holly Miranda back in October, when we recorded her set opening for the Antlers, and I then got drunk with both bands after the show. Holly’s obvious and immense talents are perhaps eclipsed only by her personality — she is genuinely a fun and nice person. It was an extra treat when the nyctaper recording of Holly’s Pink Floyd cover from that night went viral on the web. Following the February release of her new album The Magician’s Private Library on XL Recordings, the world at large caught on, critical praise and new fans followed. At the conclusion of her first major headlining tour, Holly returned home last night to a packed Bowery Ballroom and delivered a performance of stunning quality and depth. The strong Magician’s material we expected, along with the promised horn section and special guests (Kyp Malone). What we did not expect were two eclectic covers, including her jaw-dropping take on the Etta James classic “I’d Rather Go Blind”. It doesn’t get much better than that, and to have it happen at her Bowery break-out is even more rewarding.

We recorded this set with the Neumann microphones at the balcony rail. The sound mix at Bowery on this night was quite exceptional, and we are quite pleased with the excellent quality of this recording. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Holly Miranda
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded at Balcony Rail

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

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:08:40]
01 No One Just Is
02 Waves
03 Mark My Words [new song]
04 No One Can See Me Like You Do (Yoko Ono)
05 High Tide
06 Forest Green, Oh Forest Green
07 Everytime I Go To Sleep
08 Joints
09 I’d Rather Go Blind (Etta James)
10 Slow Burn Treason
11 Sleep on Fire
12 [banter]
13 Pelican Rapids
14 [encore break]
15 Singular Acceptance
16 Secret Identity
17 Hymnal

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Holly Miranda, visit her website, visit her blog, and purchase¬†The Magician’s Private Library directly from the Beggar’s Group website [HERE].

4 Responses to Holly Miranda: May 26, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. KJ
    May 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    God, Holly is awesome. I do miss me some Jealous Girlfriends though, good to see “Secret Identity” in the set.

  2. May 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Thank you SO MUCH for this recording!! Almost feel like I was there.. Out of this world!
    This video is a must-see for any Holly fan http://vimeo.com/4824908

  3. KS
    October 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    …thanks to KEXP I discovered her, and thanks to nyctaper am listening her! awesome recording

  4. January 5, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks so much for making this available! Finally got to see her live in August so this is a nice souvenir.

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