The Mountain Goats: October 13, 2012 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Flac/MP3/Streaming

October 17, 2012

[photo by John R. Parker]

Transcendental Youth is the fourteenth proper Mountain Goats album. Its another strong record that continues the themes that the Mountain Goats often explore, misfits and tragi-comedic characters. The new album also spurred a tour, and although John Darnielle played a show as part of the Ecstatic Music Fest in March, this was the band’s first proper visit to NYC in more than a year and half, and it resulted in four sold out shows. On Saturday night at Music Hall, the Mountain Goats performed eight songs from the new album within a set of both tMG standards and a few rare nuggets. John was particularly effusive and hilarious on this night with the between-song banter, and for this tour tMG were joined for part of the set with show-opener Matthew E. White’s horn section. The result was a long and thoroughly entertaining night of music, one of the best Mountain Goats shows we’ve seen.

I recorded this show from the center balcony rail with the Sennheisers mounted fairly low. The room was mixed to perfection by tMG sound engineer Brandon, and the result is one of our best recordings from the balcony spot in this venue. Enjoy!

(the Mountain Goats performance on Tuesday night at Bowery was also recorded and will be posted soon)

Stream “San Bernardino”:

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Mountain Goats
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Center Balcony Rail

Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 1:47:05]
01 Transcendental Youth
02 Amy aka Spent Gladiator 1
03 [banter – baby]
04 Up the Wolves
05 [banter – Rush]
06 First Few Desperate Hours
07 Pure Milk
08 Heretic Pride
09 [banter – barefoot]
10 Dance Music
11 Woke Up New
12 [banter – Lon Chaney Jr]
13 Rotten Stinking Mouthpiece
14 [banter – misogynist garbage]
15 The Day the Aliens Came (Hawaiian Feeling)
16 Ezekiel 7 and the Permanent Efficacy of Grace
17 Lakeside View Apartments Suite
18 [banter – old patterns]
19 White Cedar
20 [banter – 9 piece string section]
21 In Memory of Satan
22 [banter – Judas intro]
23 Cry for Judas
24 Palmcorder Yajna
25 Spent Gladiator 2
26 [encore break]
27 The Diaz Brothers
28 [banter]
29 This Year
30 [second encore break]
31 No Children
32 San Bernardino

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