Fiery Furnaces: June 26, 2010 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

June 28, 2010

[photo by nyctaper]

The Fiery Furnaces played three nights in the NYC area this weekend, but we only managed to catch the final show. From the scuttlebutt after their set, it seems like we picked the right night. From the very outset, the quartet was just electrifying. This tour’s setlist wrinkle is the twenty-eight song segue. The Furnaces opened with a little instrumental interlude which they would revisit several times during the set, and then immediately pounced on “Tropical Iceland”. For the next sixty-five minutes, the band never let up as they flowed complete and partial versions of cherry-picked multiple reworked numbers from their vast catalog one into the next. Highlights included the extra-melodic newest take on “Quay Cur” (stream below) and several songs from the under-appreciated masterpiece Bitter Tea. This show also featured a complete rarity — Eleanor’s mishandling of lyrics (“Straight Street”) — the shocking nature of the faux pas is a testament of her uncanny ability to master the voluminous and difficult word-strings that are Furnaces lyrics. The Furnaces also performed two new numbers which fit seamlessly into the massive segue — a good sign of things to come for the band.

This recording was captured with the Neumann microphones on a stand at the soundboard booth mixed with a soundboard feed. The sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Black Hearted Boy”:

Stream “Quay Cur”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Fiery Furnaces
Mercury Lounge
New York, 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 1:14:59]
01 Tropical Iceland
02 Single Again
03 The Wayward Granddaughter
04 Benton Harbor Blues
05 Worry Worry
06 Wolf Notes
07 The Philadelphia Grand Jury
08 Black Hearted Boy
09 My Egyptian Grammar
10 Teach Me Sweetheart
11 Slavin’ Away
12 Even in the Rain
13 Take Me Round Again
14 Quay Cur
15 Clear Signal from Cairo
16 Keep Me in the Dark
17 Clothes Make The Man [new song]
18 I’m In No Mood To Comb My Hair
19 Restorative Beer
20 South Is Only A Home
21 Charmaine Champagne
22 Doctor in the Dungeon [new song]
23 I’m Going Away
24 My Little Thatched Hut
25 My Dog Was Lost But Now He’s Found
26 Straight Street
27 Bitter Tea
28 Chris Michaels
29 [band introductions / encore break]
30 Two Fat Feet
31 Asthma Attack
32 Japanese Slippers

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6 Responses to Fiery Furnaces: June 26, 2010 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Samples

  1. Richie
    June 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you very much! Can’t ever have too much live Furnaces.

  2. Charles
    June 28, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I went to the Maxwells show, very glad to have a recording of this tour, as it was pretty amazing.

  3. Glenn
    June 29, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    One of the best music articles I’ve read this year is this interview with the Fiery Furnaces

  4. The Theory
    December 26, 2010 at 12:28 am

    This is hands-down one of the best live recordings I’ve heard. Thank you so much for this! I’ve purchased all of the Fiery Furnaces’ stuff they’ve released, and this might seriously get more play from me than any of them.

  5. April 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    these guys have blown my mind, hands down my new favourite band,, only just found out about them a year ago – fantastic genius…. so much talent… and songwriting nirvana!!!
    Really and truly how the hell did I miss them? I only hope their current hiatus, is only that, a hiatus, I’ll never forgive myself if I dont see them live at least once!!
    thanks for the recording – I believe a donation is in order..

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