Futurebirds: May 31, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

June 3, 2013

Futurebirds 1[photos courtesy of Jill Harrison and For the Love of Brooklyn]

On Friday night, we caught the Futurebirds at Bowery Ballroom for a great show. The six-piece band hails from Athens, GA and it’s not the first time we here at NYCTaper have had the good fortune to enjoy a taste of their good old-fashioned rock and roll. Last year they came to Irving Plaza to play in full costume for a show during Halloween weekend, and the year prior we saw them perform at Union Pool.

Over seven months of touring, Futurebirds were hard at work writing their sophomore record, Baba Yaga, testing out new material on the road for live audiences. The new LP was released in mid-April on Fat Possum Records and Friday’s show featured a healthy portion of new songs from the album. The band’s energy was downright refreshing after a long week at work, especially with an ice cold pale ale in hand. The crowd was way into the southern rock songs, many of which stretched on into psychedelic jams that reinforced how comfortable these guys are playing this material in a live setting.

Highlights of the set include new song “Virginia Slims” and oldie-but-goodie “Battle For Rome,” both of which you can stream below.

I recorded Futurebirds with a soundboard feed provided by house engineer Kenny and a pair of Schoeps MK4 microphones mounted from our usual spot in the Balcony. Per the Bowery’s usual excellence, the house mix was very well balanced and resulted in a great recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Virginia Slims”

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Stream “Battle for Rome”

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This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at Archive.org [HERE].

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Futurebirds 2

Bowery Ballroom
Brooklyn, NY

Recordist : hi and lo
Source 1 : Schoeps MK4 > KC5 > CMC-6 > EAA PSP-2 > Sonic AD2K + Soundboard >> Tascam DR-680 @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Edit : WaveLab V6 (mixdown/eq/gain/fades/dither/resampling)
Encoding : FLAC v1.2.1 Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0


01. Strangers
02. Serial Bowls
03. Tanlines
04. Sam Jones
05. Battle for Rome
06. Virginia Slims
07. (Banter)
08. Heavy Weights
09. (Banter)
10. Megachills
11. (Banter)
12. Johnny Utah
13. M J B
14. Death Awaits
15. (Banter)
16. Ski Chalet
17. Wild Heart
18. Yur Not Ded
19. (Encore Call)
20. St. Summercamp
21. Americle

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT Futurebirds, visit their website, and purchase any of their CDs or Vinyls from their online store [HERE].

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3 Responses to Futurebirds: May 31, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

  1. BluesKen
    June 3, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I get this when I click the FLAC link

    Page Not Found

    The page you requested could not be found.

  2. hiandlo
    June 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Sorry about that, it’s fixed now!

  3. BluesKen
    June 4, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Thank you

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