Wormburner: September 14, 2012 Mercury Lounge – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 17, 2012

[photo courtesy of Bob Mason]

For geographical reasons, Wormburner only plays a handful of shows a year. And now having seen them six times, I’ve come to the conclusion that these semi-rare appearances are not to be missed. The musicianship is always solid, but its the live energy particularly from lead singer Steve “Hank” Henry that elevates the performance to “must see” level. Back in mid-September we saw another rousing Wormburner show at Mercury Lounge, which included solid numbers from their most recent album 2010’s Placed By The Gideons, several new numbers from an upcoming album, and some rare treats. Last week, Wormburner announced their annual Holiday show at Mercury Lounge with special guests. We recorded the holiday show in 2010 and if recent experience is any measure, it should be a heck of a party.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mixed with an excellent board feed from Mercury’s superb sound engineer Kevin. I relied mostly on the audience mics in order to accentuate the experience of the show. The result is some extra chatter which is very much compensated by the overall energy of the recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Pike City Proper”:

Download the Complete show in [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 > (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 47:33]
01 Today Might Be Our Day
02 Two Kinds of People
03 Peekskill
04 Stolen Tags
05 Ghosts of the Confederacy
06 [untitled new song]
07 Delores If You Please
08 Hopscotch Gunner
09 Pike City Proper
10 The Interstate
11 [thanks]
12 Parliaments on Sundays

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