Psychic Ills: October 31, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 3, 2011

[Photo by acidjack]

For some, Halloween means dressing up in an ironic/slut/wacky costume, and then hitting various bars acting like a jackass – which is totally cool by me. But for those seeking a tad more structure on a Monday Halloween night (and somewhere more interesting to wear said costume), Music Hall of Williamsburg offered an ideal bill of bands with a dark, psychedelic vibe – gothmeisters Exitmusic (our Glasslands recording of them here), headliners The Black Angels (our most recent recording of them here), and in the middle of the bill, the beloved NYC psychedelic outfit Psychic Ills. The band’s hypnotic new effort Hazed Dream, on Sacred Bones Records, has been a favorite of mine since it came out, and this show promised an early opportunity to hear the new material in action on MHOW’s powerful sound system. Dressed in full costume, the band launched into the first three tracks off of Hazed Dream to set a trippy mood, particularly during the Eastern-influenced “Incense Head”. Hazed Dream is the band’s most focused, “song-driven” record to date, and the live show backed that up, with the band mostly eschewing improvisation (other than in song transitions) and letting these tight compositions speak for themselves. Some say the Ills and like-minded bands (i.e., Wooden Shjips) are best enjoyed in a mind-altered state. Drugs or not, Halloween made for the perfect night to try that theory on. And yes, they and Halloween were indeed a good fit.

I recorded this set with DPA 4061 omnidirectional microphones, which produce a full, natural sound. The results are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Incense Head”:
[audio: Incense Head.mp3]

Stream “I’ll Follow You Through the Floor”:
[audio: I’ll Follow You Through the Floor.mp3]

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Psychic Ills
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for

DPA 4061>CA-UBB>Sony PCM-M10 (24/44.1)>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, light EQ)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Midnight Moon
02 Mind Daze
03 Incense Head
04 Sungaze
05 [unknown]
06 [unknown]
07 Meta
08 I’ll Follow You Through the Floor

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Psychic Ills, visit their website, and purchase Hazed Dream from Sacred Bones Records [HERE]

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3 Responses to Psychic Ills: October 31, 2011 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. Dave C
    November 3, 2011 at 9:43 am

    This sounds really good!! And massive thanks for The White Fence very much enjoyed that.

  2. YoGk
    November 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

    The show was amazing! I bought the CD Hazed Dream at the show, I am listening to it now and it is GREAT.
    Spacemen 3 the 2001 version. keep up the good work!

  3. ricky
    October 9, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    these guys still suck.

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