[photo courtesy of mybrokenmouth]
One of the most anticipated albums for this Fall season is Panda Bear’s Tomboy, his follow-up to one of 2007’s albums of the year, Person Pitch. On Governor’s Island on Saturday night, Panda offered an excellent preview of the album and clearly whet the appetite of the fan’s anticipation. The set included nine of the announced eleven tracks from the album, along with a selection of earlier material. We’ll admit to being somewhat ambivalent about attending a show on 9/11, but after reading Panda’s excellent interview with brooklynvegan, we were certain that he understood the significance and respect for the date. The clear weather offered a spectacular view of NY Harbor, and the 9/11 memorial lights shown deep into the night. With that backdrop and some outstanding video work from Danny Perez, Panda was well served by the surroundings, and he delivered a powerful set. Highlights included a guitar-heavy and melodic reworked version of “Song For Ariel (Guys Eyes)” (streaming below), and the two best numbers from the new album, “Tomboy” and “Bullseye” (also streaming below).
This set was recorded with the four microphone mix from directly in front of the soundboard booth. I am elated at how well this recording came out — the mix in the venue was superb and the elements and crowd are not a factor. There is a little wind during the encore, but it is barely audible during the music. Enjoy!
Stream “”Song For Ariel (Guys Eyes)”:
Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)
Download The Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
The Beach At Governor’s Island
New York, NY USA
Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth
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
[Total Time 1:10:05]
02 Daily Routine
04 Song For Ariel (Guys Eyes)
05 Surfer’s Hymn
07 Last Night At The Jetty
09 Comfy in Nautica
10 Slow Motion
12 You Can Count on Me
13 [encore break]
14 Alsatian Darn
*with “I Think I Can” verses
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Panda Bear, visit his MySpace page, and purchase his official releases from the store at the Paw Tracks Records website [HERE].