The Antlers: May 20, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 22, 2011

[photos by Amanda Hatfield]

The dilemma with back to back concerts from the same band is the potential for a redundant and unsatisfying repeat. After an amazing night at Music Hall on Thursday when I had too good of a time (and acidjack did all the work), I approached Friday’s show from the Antlers with a lingering hangover, fatigue, and some trepidation. At the outset of the Antlers set, the vibe in the room was radically different — MHOW’s overwhelming reefer smell and party atmosphere was replaced by a seriousness and sense of purpose. After three songs, Darby remarked that the crowd was eerily silent between songs. As with the last time was saw the Antlers at Bowery (here), the attentiveness of the crowd reflected the audience’s respect for the seriousness of the music. While Burst Apart is a significantly more “hopeful” album than its predecessor, the manner by which the Antlers go about their craft certainly creates an atmosphere of reverence for the music. While the Hospice material received the more vocal crowd reception, it is rare that a band can open a show with five new songs and continue to draw in crowd support. A slightly re-arranged setlist from Thursday’s show contained many highlights, but we’ve chosen to stream “Teeth” as it was an extremely tight performance of a song that the band will feature as the first single from the album and which will be performed on some television shows in the near future — details to follow. This show also featured the four-song encore set with three Hospice songs surrounding “Corsicana”. The continuing development of “Two” as show-stopper was evident at this show and we’re also streaming this version below. As with the three times we’ve seen the Antlers this month, “Wake” was the powerful and quite appropriate closer to this extraordinary show.

The Antlers fly west for a performance at the Sasquatch Festival next weekend before heading out on tour.

I recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted in the standard balcony rail position and mixed with an excellent board feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out”:

Stream “Two”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC or MP3 at [HERE].

The Antlers
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 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 1:29:16]
01 I Don’t Want Love
02 Parentheses
03 No Widows
04 French Exit
05 [banter]
06 Rolled Together
07 Bear
08 Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
09 [crowd]
10 Hounds
11 [banter-thanks]
12 Putting the Dog to Sleep
13 [encore break]
14 Kettering
15 [banter – missed connection]
16 Corsicana
17 Two
18 Wake

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