BOBBY: December 03, 2011 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

December 8, 2011

Photo courtesy of Chris La Putt and Brooklyn Vegan
[photos courtesy of Chris La Putt and Brooklyn Vegan]

In addition to catching The Loom last Saturday night at Mercury Lounge, we also had the pleasure of seeing a relatively new band, BOBBY, for the first time. The band, who is signed to Partisan Records and led by Tom Greenberg, is primarily a collaborative of Bennington College graduates with an affinity for experimental music. Their use of varied time signatures and heavily layered synths gives their music a dreamlike, almost hypnotic feel.

Along with the illusory nature of their music, the name Bobby isn’t a reference to a band member, or even an actual person, but rather an imaginary figure who was a “wayward founding member” and, in spirit, continues to “watch over them” while guiding both listener and performer through a journey of experimental sound and thought.

This performance was recorded using an excellent soundboard feed provided by the Mercury Lounge sound engineer and mixed with an audience capture using a pair of Schoeps hypercardioids. The resulting mix needed almost no post-production work and is truly a testament to the excellent work by the band and folks over at Mercury Lounge. We hope you enjoy!

Stream “Shimmychick”

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Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

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Mercury Lounge
New York, NY, US

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps Mk41 > E.A.A. PSP-2 > Sonic AD2k+ > Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Position : on-stand, roc by soundboard, DINa, 9′
Mastering : Wavelab 6 (Mixdown/EQ/Fades/resamping/dither) > Flac Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0 (Build 168)


01. If its Dead Outside
02. Shimmychick
03. We Saw
04. Ginger (Water Birth)
05. [Unknown]
06. Sore Spores
07. Nap Champ
08. [Unknown]
09. [Unknown]

Running Time: 50:11

If you are able to identify any of the three Unknown track titles, please let us know!

Please support BOBBY by signing up for their mailing list. If you’ve enjoyed this recording, you may also purchase a copy of their self-titled album Bobby directly from Partisan Records page or from iTunes.

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