Local Natives: May 7, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 8, 2010

[amazing photos taken for nyctaper by David Andrako]

Local Natives are on the speed-of-light upwards artistic trajectory. As a group of friends from Orange County California, the band was two short years ago barely out of school, known by another name, and self-recording in a house they shared. Two months ago, their debut album Gorilla Manor was released stateside by Frenchkiss Records, and the band is currently on a whirlwind tour of sold out venues, popular success, and critical raves. On Thursday and again on Friday, Local Natives sold out Bowery Ballroom. We saw the band on Friday, where in the middle of their set they performed the Talking Heads cover that appears on their album (“Warning Sign”) while David Byrne himself peered down approvingly from the Bowery balcony. In what must have been an heady and surreal moment for a band of early 20’s Cali-kids, Local Natives seem to have taken it all in stride. With only one album under their belt, the band’s set was a tad short on length, but it was certainly long on hooky west coast indie folk-rock harmony, and the screaming crowd offered their unceasing and unqualified approval.

Local Natives return to NYC for a Saturday August 7 show on Governor’s Island.

We recorded this set from the balcony rail with the four microphone rig and the sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Local Natives
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master
Recorded from Balcony Rail

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 and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 56:29]
01 Camera Talk
02 World News
03 Wide Eyes
04 Cards & Quarters
05 Shape Shifter
06 Warning Sign (Talking Heads)
07 Cubism Dream
08 Airplanes
09 Who Knows Who Cares
10 [encore break]
11 Stranger Things
12 Sun Hands

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Local Natives, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Gorilla Manor directly from Frenchkiss Records [here].

4 Responses to Local Natives: May 7, 2010 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. chissy n
    May 9, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    cannot wait to see this band live in columbus on the 12th. they give such solid performances, it’s going to be a huge show. check out “airplanes” on craig ferguson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_iICPO8EW0&feature=player_embedded

  2. May 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks so much for recording this and letting me know about it. Ace recording!

  3. jeff topping
    June 3, 2010 at 8:01 am

    awesome recording. you were on the ball. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Jenny
    August 27, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    You got to buy these guys CD’s. They are amazing. Hoping this download works. Crossing fingers.

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