Panda Bear: September 11, 2010 Governor’s Island – Flac and MP3 Downloads

September 13, 2010

[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)”:
Stream “Bullseye”:

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download The Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Panda Bear
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
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:10:05]
01 Drone
02 Daily Routine
03 Tomboy
04 Song For Ariel (Guys Eyes)
05 Surfer’s Hymn
06 Ponytail
07 Last Night At The Jetty
08 Benfica
09 Comfy in Nautica
10 Slow Motion
11 Bullseye
12 You Can Count on Me
13 [encore break]
14 Alsatian Darn
15 Chores*
*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].

11 Responses to Panda Bear: September 11, 2010 Governor’s Island – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Andrew
    September 13, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!! Well done and props to you.

  2. Ryry
    September 13, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Except all the shitty drone kids there.

  3. GeezrRckr
    September 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    sounds great, thanks!

  4. manny
    September 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Best b-day present…Ill be listening to this recording all month.. thanks so much…surreal time..

  5. dvgf
    September 14, 2010 at 8:25 am

    really nice…thx!

  6. TonightSky
    September 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    A wonderful recording, should hold me til Tomboy drops. thanks so much!

  7. September 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Was at the show. Loved it. Downloaded the show. Has to be one of the best audience recordings i’ve ever heard. You really captured that night’s performance. Bullseye!

  8. randy
    September 19, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    thank you!!

  9. September 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Stellar recording guys, thanks for letting us hear this again.

    I posted a review (with a decent video of “Tomboy”) over at LMB.

    Keep up the great work!

  10. cmclark
    September 27, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Thank you. Will be listening to this for a while.

  11. b
    April 10, 2018 at 3:49 am

    thank you for the FLAC, so happy a good quality version of Song For Ariel is a thing.

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