Built to Spill: September 2, 2010 Rocks Off Concert Cruise – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

September 7, 2010

[photo courtesy of Chris Becker and Green Shoelace]

A show that for some odd reason I didn’t even necessarily intend to see, until a 2 a.m. email to brooklynvegan got me on the boat, ended up being one of my favorite shows of the year and an incredibly appropriate end to the Summer. Built To Spill on the Rocks Off Concert Cruise — two hours of a peak performance in perfect weather and a party atmosphere that managed to get raucous without getting stupid. Doug Martsch is always a genial fellow, but on this night he honored requests, chatted and joked with the fans, and played DJ before and after the set. He may have had as good a time as any of us. Its hard to argue with a setlist that drew five songs from the first two albums, including the rarely played duo of “Twin Falls” and “Some”. There isn’t much more we can ask from this band this year, as they’ve played two excellent shows this year after delivering four great nights last October. But they will be giving more. Built To Spill will play the Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 5 and Highline Ballroom on October 6.

This set was recorded with the Neumann microphones pointed at the stacks from about twenty feet, and mixed with feed from the soundboard. The sound quality is far better than I expected recording music in a boat, since the performance area was mostly indoors and the sound mix in the room was superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Carry The Zero”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
Rocks Off Concert Cruise
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 1:30:30]
01 Traces
02 Distopian Dream Girl
03 The Plan
04 [banter]
05 Hindsight
06 Twin Falls
07 Some
08 Three Years Ago Today
09 [banter]
10 The Weather
11 Else
12 Big Dipper
13 Carry The Zero
14 [encore break]
15 Life’s a Dream
16 Car
17 [banter]
18 Conventional Wisdom

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2 Responses to Built to Spill: September 2, 2010 Rocks Off Concert Cruise – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Sample

  1. Smintjes
    September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Thank you thank you thank you! Saw them twice this year (Brussels and at the Primavera Festival in Barcelona a few days later), coupled with your fantastic recordings this is fast becoming my BtS year :)

    Smintjes, Belgium

  2. Brooke
    May 13, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Hey! I just really want to thank you for recording all these shows and making them available. My (now) husband and I were at this show. Being able to relive it together through this recording, especially in this Covid-19 world we now live in and not knowing when the next time we’ll get to see live music again, gives me that warm, fuzzy feeling that I always get when I hear BTS. A feeling that I really need right now. All your recordings of BTS shows are great, but this particular show was so intimate. Hearing Doug say, “we’re on a boat man” when people were complaining about the sounds being off. And some random guy shouting “meat head!” mid-song. It just brings me back, to a simpler time. Keep on keepin on, NYC Taper!

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