Moon Duo: June 25, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

July 25, 2010

[Moon Duo performing at the Woodsist Fest in Big Sur. Photos courtesy of Chris Juarez]

Moon Duo may be from San Francisco, but their sound most clearly references a famed New York City band, the 1970s art-punk duo Suicide. Featuring Sanae Yamada and Erik “Ripley” Johnson, best known for his work as guitarist for the Wooden Shjips, the band does not require a lot of personnel to bring a room-filling load of noise. With dense, overwhelming bass, ghostly, buried vocals, and swerving guitars, the band plays deeply hypnotic pop that could soundtrack a dream or an acid trip. Kicking off the Woodsist showcase at the 2010 Northside Festival at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Moon Duo’s half-hour of mind-bending psychedelia to set the the tone. Several songs were from the band’s EP Escape, which was released this year on Woodsist.

I recorded this set with a combination of hypercardiod and omnidirectional microphones, which perfectly captured the immensity of the band’s sound, from the same location as the Fresh and Onlys recording. Please help out with the names of the missing song titles if you can. Enjoy!

Download the MP3 files [HERE]

Download the complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Stream the complete show:

Moon Duo
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recoring
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+DPA 4061>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: Clamp to left side of sound booth, 10ft up, Schoeps DIN, DPAs 2ft split A/B
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, EQ, tracking, amplify and balance channels)>FLAC Level 8

Tracks (please help with the missing song titles)
02 Stumbling 22nd Street
04 Dead West
05 Motorcycle I Love You

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