Thermals: March 9, 2013 Maxwell’s – Flac/MP3/Streaming

March 10, 2013
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Thermals Maxwells
[still from this video]

The Thermals signed to Saddle Creek Records in January and in April will release Desperate Ground, their first album in three years. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the release of their outstanding debut album More Parts per Million. On their current tour, the Thermals are featuring hefty doses of each of the career bookend albums in the setlist. Last night at Maxwell’s, the band delivered an extremely energetic show to a raucous crowd. From the very first drum beat, the front half of the crowd were relentlessly dancing, moshing and reveling in the band’s high-speed performance. The Thermals played twenty-three songs in a little over an hour, almost without coming up for air. The band also showed their appreciation for the rabid fans in other ways. I saw bassist Kathy Foster in the hallway leading the venue taking much time before the show talking to the fans, signing albums, and generally just hanging. Throughout the set, Hutch Harris interacted with the crowd, played off-stage inside the audience, and did a few stage dives. And at the very end of the set, each band member hi-fived the entire front of the crowd and stuck around after the set to socialize. The Thermals are a band who seem to be having an absolute ball playing their music and the positivity is infectious. The band even took time to give a shoutout to the legendary John Agnello, who recorded their new album in New Jersey. The Thermals will play an afternoon set on Monday at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan before heading down to SXSW and then finishing up their tour on the West Coast, dates here.

I recorded this set with the new Neumann TLM 102 large diaphragm cardioids mounted inside the soundboard cage and mixed with a fine feed from veteran Maxwell’s FOH Carson Kopp. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Returning to the Fold”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Thermals
2013-03-09
Maxwells
Hoboken NJ

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-03-10

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:02:11]
01 Faces Stay With Me
02 Its Trivia
03 Brace and Break
04 Born to Kill
05 You Will Be Free
06 Returning To The Fold
07 My Little Machine
08 Goddamn the Light
09 [banter]
10 The Howl of the Winds
11 Time To Lose
12 Born Dead
13 The Sword By My Side
14 A Pillar Of Salt
15 Our Love Survives
16 Back to Gray
17 You Will Find Me
18 A Passing Feeling
19 The Sunset
20 Overgrown Overblown
21 Where I Stand
22 Here’s Your Future
23 [encore break]
24 Capture With A Magnet
25 No Culture Icons

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