[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]
At the Thursday night Mercury Lounge show, John Darnielle described The Extra Lens material as the songs that he has written that amuse bandmate Franklin Bruno. Although the songs certainly resemble Darnielle’s Mountain Goats material (with three “Going to…” titles), The Extra Lens songs do move lyrically towards a lighter and more satiric tone. Last week, the band released Undercard — their first album in eight years — and the Mercury setlist began with mostly the new material but covered most of the band’s output and even included a few Mountain Goats songs. Highlights included early single “I Hear The Planets”, first album closer “Going to Marrakesh” (streaming below) and their cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Memories” (also from the first album) that featured John mingling among the crowd. Darnielle will return to NYC with the Mountain Goats this coming Spring.
The set was captured in the same manner as the Vanderslice recording, and the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!
Stream “Going to Marrakesh”:
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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 1:06:06]
02 The River Song
05 Rockin’ Rockin’ Twilight Of The Gods
08 Ambivalent Landscape Z
09 Dogs of Clinic 17
11 Programmed Cell Death
12 I Hear The Planets
13 Going to Marrakesh
15 Only Existing Footage
17 How I Left The Ministry
21 Going To Michigan
22 Carmen Cicero
24 [encore break]
25 Memories (Leonard Cohen)
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