Superchunk: September 19, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 20, 2010

[photo courtesy of Jason Persse]

Some nights I almost want to sprint home to hear the recording. Such was the case last night after I captured Superchunk at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The sound in the venue was outstanding, the band was smoking all night, there were neat special guests, and even an obscure punk cover. On their first major tour supporting their first new album in almost a decade, Superchunk worked out the kinks in Washington, played a well-received show at the Bowery on Saturday, and came into Sunday’s show running on all cylinders. As they opened with a blistering “Unbelievable Things”, each pogo-inducing song came one after another. A brief respite and a quick announcement and suddenly John Darnielle bounded down the steps to sing harmony on “Digging For Something”. John soon departed and without losing any steam, Superchunk immediately kicked up the momentum and worked through a setlist that mixed in classics with strong numbers from the new record Majesty Shredding — songs that stand up well with the older material. Of the many highlights were notable ragers “Everything At Once”, “Hello Hawk” and “Precision Auto”, and then a Misfits cover encore that featured Todd Barry on drums and Jon Wurster moving to vocals.

I recorded this show with the four microphone rig in the front left corner of the soundboard. The sound in the venue was outstanding and this capture reflects that quality. Enjoy!

Stream “Digging For Something” (with John Darnielle):

Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, 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 1:21:33]
01 [introduction]
02 Unbelievable Things
03 Skip Steps 1 & 3
04 [banter/guest intro]
05 Digging For Something*
06 [crowd]
07 Rosemarie
08 Art Class (Song For Yayoi Kusama)
09 Hello Hawk
10 [banter]
11 Fractures In Plaster
12 [tuning/banter]
13 So Convinced
14 Iron On
15 My Gap Feels Weird
16 Crossed Wires
17 [banter]
18 Mower
19 From The Curve
20 The First Part
21 Everything At Once
22 [encore break]
23 Horror Business (Misfits)**
24 Cast Iron
25 Slack Motherfucker
26 Precision Auto
*with John Darnielle backing vocals
**with Todd Barry on drums

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Superchunk, visit their website, and purchase Majesty Shredding from the Merge Records website [HERE].

3 Responses to Superchunk: September 19, 2010 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. Smintjes
    September 21, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Thanks! They were great in Barcelona back in May, new album is fantastic.

  2. Rob
    September 21, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Awesome! Best show I’ve been to in a while. You win again, nyctaper.

  3. Neil
    September 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Indeed, it was a great show, great sound, looking forward to hearing this.

    I tried to buy the new album at the show, but the guy at the merch table seemed entirely unable to handle the notion of a consumer transaction. Guess I’ll have to buy it from those corporate weasels at Merge…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of is strictly prohibited. hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.