Goat: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

April 28, 2013

[Photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

The impenetrable Swedish collective Goat became a lot better known in the gap between when PopGun Booking announced their U.S. debut at Glasslands and when the show finally happened — by then at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg. Their first proper release World Music is exactly that — European psych-rock mated to the sounds of the Western Sahara. Shocking Blue meets Group Doueh. Made up of a rotating cast of villagers from the Swedish town of Korpilombolo who have been playing together for several decades (or so the story goes), the current players in Goat would seem to manage the rare feat of being a holy trifecta of mysterious, entertaining and authentic. Even if the Swedish psych rock tag is the easiest, Goat is hardly mystical stoner music, with a heavy, danceable backbeat. Their stage presence is geared to that, as well as maintaining their mystique. All of the players appear in masks and tribal costumes, and two dancer/singers perform up front. The result is a swirling, colorful fantasia of sound and positive rock and roll unlike anything else I’ve seen. Even if the band’s shadowy origins turn out to be less fanciful than they originally appear, this will still be a band to have on your list for the festival circuit this summer and beyond.

I recorded this set with MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones and a custom made analog preamp for a warm, natural sound. The result is excellent. Enjoy!

Thanks to Danato and the rest of the Music Hall team for their hospitality and assistance, and to Goat’s team for permitting the recording.

Stream “Disco Fever”

Direct download of the complete show: [MP3] | [FLAC]

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Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N>MBP603>Aerco MP-2>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and effects)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks Tracks [Total Time 1:04:54]
01 Diarabi
02 Golden Dawn
03 [tuning]
04 Disco Fever
05 Stone Goat
06 Let It Bleed
07 Dream Building
08 Run To Your Mama
09 Goathead
10 [tuning2]
11 Goatman
12 Goatlord
13 Det Som Aldrig Förändras / Diarabi
14 [encore break]
15 [unknown] The Sun the Moon

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Goat, visit their website, and buy World Music wherever you can find it on vinyl, or digitally from Amazon or iTunes.


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15 Responses to Goat: April 23, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. sumodie
    April 28, 2013 at 11:54 pm


    Goat’s debut, World Music, is terrific. So bummed I missed this show, so glad you didnt, acidjack.

  2. ild
    April 29, 2013 at 9:24 am

    sweet! they look like some of the Sun Ra crew, looking forward to this one!

  3. handmodel
    April 30, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Goat blew my mind at Austin Psych Fest. Incredible energy.

  4. Andrea
    May 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Great recording and great live!
    thanks again

  5. Ken
    May 1, 2013 at 9:49 pm


    Here’s a cover

  6. Pat
    May 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for this, sounds great. The last song is “The Sun The Moon” off a limited cassette (http://www.discogs.com/Goat-The-Sun-The-Moon-Goathead/release/3566408).

  7. acidjack
    May 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks all for the positivity! Nice cover!

  8. Steve Ostapowicz
    May 1, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This recording is remarkable, really glad to have the opportunity to hear this! The Philadelphia show the next night blew me away, have yet to hear of an audio capture…. thank you ever so much for ALL your efforts. Oh, did you happen to record Holy Wave? Those kids sure have some promise.

  9. acidjack
    May 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I did record those guys… Going to reach out to see if they’re cool with sharing.

  10. Steve Ostapowicz
    May 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    That would be great if you could share their set, if not here, maybe DIME?

  11. SD
    May 6, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    I saw them a few days later at Austin Psych Fest–mind blowing stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Graeme
    May 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    thanks for this – like some others above also saw them at Austin Psych Fest – staggering, one of the best performances I have seen in 25 years of regular gig going all over the world…..

  13. Steve
    May 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Hiyo, any word on the Holy Wave set?

  14. acidjack
    May 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    They asked to hear it first. I sent them the raw file and have not heard back.

  15. Steve
    June 14, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Still itching for the Holy Wave set, last I heard from you it was a go, just needed the setlist? Please lemme know what I can do for this. S

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