Megafaun: September 24, 2011 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 30, 2011

[photo courtesy of Amanda Hatfield]

Megafaun released their third full length album this past week (self-titled), and the reviews are consistently positive while also reporting that the band has taken on a more serious and straightforward approach to their music. On Saturday at Mercury Lounge, the band exhibited this style as they performed three all-business numbers straight out of the gate. We’ve grown accustomed to Megafaun’s entertaining banter and stage mannerisms, but the Mercury set concentrated primarily on the music. Given that the trio (now quartet — a bass has been added to the live set) are superb musicians in their own right, this was not an unwelcome development. It was also not a coincidence that all three opening tracks appear on Megafaun. We have chosen to stream “Get Right”, which seemed to fit particularly with the new full-band sound. Megafaun’s tour continues throughout the Midwest and West coast for the next several weeks.

I recorded this set with the Neumann micrphones supplemented with an excellent soundboard feed, and the quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Get Right”:

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

Mercury Lounge
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 1:11:43]
01 Real Slow
02 These Words
03 Get Right
04 [banter – loud talker]
05 His Robe
06 [banter – not a stunt]
07 Second Friend
08 Volunteers
09 Everything Is Free Now
10 State-Meant
11 [banter – Pink Floyd]
12 Kill The Horns
13 [banter – crowd talker]
14 The Longest Day
15 Carolina Days
16 Eagle
17 [encore break]
18 Kaufmans Ballad
19 Lazy Suicide

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Megafaun, visit their website, and purchase their official releases including their new album Megafaun from Hometapes Records [HERE].

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5 Responses to Megafaun: September 24, 2011 Mercury Lounge – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. james
    September 30, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks again !!
    Did you by chance record the great Doug Paisley’s set. He is amazing and a way to unknown artist imho. Fingers crossed that you were able to capture him too.
    Thanks in advance, james

  2. October 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Yes, at the request of Phil Cook, I recorded Doug’s outstanding set. Expect to see it this week.

  3. james
    October 3, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Thanks for you efforts and for responding too. Really looking forward to your capture of Doug’s set. I don’t believe he has ever been recorded live in the quality that you here at NYC Taper provide !!

  4. warren
    October 6, 2011 at 9:03 am

    thank you

  5. Heath
    October 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Just saw these guys in Portland for the first time and was blown away. Beautiful music. They don’t even record the shows themselves though! Thanks for making this available!

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