Wavves: June 18, 2011 McCarren Park – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

September 7, 2011

[Photo courtesy of MaryAnne Ventrice]

We have covered Wavves from the very beginning — their first NYC show at Market Hotel was featured on NYCTaper. Their sets at Mercury, Bowery, and Knitting Factory followed, and this Summer we were fortunate to capture Nathan Williams’ latest incarnation of the band at McCarren Park in front of 5000 people in a set opening for Guided By Voices as part of the Northside Festival. While the crowd was a mix of younger Wavves fans, local Williamsburg music fans, and folks who undoubtedly were old enough to have seen GBV in the 90s, Wavves did get a pretty universal positive reception. The set consisted primarily of straightforward and tight renditions of the material from the first two albums. At its best, Wavves is the kind of power punk that even grizzled music fans like the GBV faithful can appreciate, and apparently did, as Wavves set went off without a single indication of impatience for the much anticipated headliner. Nathan and Wavves have parted company with Fat Possum Records, and will release a self-distributed EP in two weeks, entitled Life Sux.

We recorded this set with the Neumann microphones mounted dead center in front of the soundboard about 50 feet from the stage, and mixed with a finely mixed soundboard feed. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Linus Spacehead”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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McCarren Park
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 44.1kHz wav file > Soundforge (dither, level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by nyctaper and acidjack
Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 37:17]
01 Friends Were Gone
02 Idiot
03 Wavves
04 King of the Beach
05 Linus Spacehead
06 No Hope Kids
07 Super Soaker
08 So Bored
09 Green Eyes
10 Bug
11 [banter]
12 Take On The World
13 To the Dregs
14 Post Acid

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wavves, visit their website, and purchase their first two releases from Fat Possum Records [HERE], and preorder their new EP Life Sux (due on September 20) [HERE].

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