Built to Spill: October 6, 2010 Highline Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 10, 2010

[iPhone4 photo by acidjack]

After the 78-minute set of Built To Spill that we saw this July at Irving Plaza, we were worried that the band had decided people were over long sets of theirs.  Thankfully, this Wednesday’s show at the Highline Ballroom was back to their usual set-length standards.  Although BTS has toured near-incessantly in New York in the past two years (at least 8 shows covered by this site, plus a few that I am sure I am missing), each show offers new surprises and treats.   Tonight, a cover of Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” was a particular highlight, along with an encore that included “Twin Falls” segueing directly into an extended version of “Some” from their classic album The Normal Years.  The sprawling “Randy Described Eternity,” from Perfect From Now, was another classic that I had not seen recently.  There are not many bands that can keep us coming back for this many shows in such a relatively short span of time, but Doug Martsch’s dynamic guitar work and continued rhythmic exploration still gets us every time.

I recorded this set from the center of the floor with a combination of Schoeps hypercardiod microphones and DPA cardiods mounted one above the other.  The four-mic mix perfectly captures the quality house mix from the Highline staff.  Enjoy!

Stream “Ripple”:

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Stream “Randy Described Eternity”:

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
Highline Ballroom
New York, NY  USA

An acidjack master recording
4-track digital master recorded and produced exclusively for nyctaper.com

Equipment: Schoeps CMC641+DPA 4021>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: At soundboard, DFC, 8?, DPA’s X/Y, Schoeps DINa
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (mixdown, set fades, light EQ, smooth/compress a few peaks, tracking, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:46:30]
01 Intro
02 Liar
03 Flustered
04 banter/crowd
05 Hindsight
06 Stab
07 banter/crowd
08 Untrustable
09 banter/crowd
10 Things Fall Apart
11 The Plan
12 Still Flat
13 Ripple [Grateful Dead]
14 banter/crowd
15 Wherever You Go
16 banter/crowd
17 The Weather
18 Carry the Zero
19 encore break
20 Randy Described Eternity
21 Twin Falls>
22 Some
23 Goin’ Against Your Mind

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