Ty Segall: August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 4, 2013

[photos by PSquared Photography]

Ty Segall has had an impressive and prolific recording career thus far. The 26 year-old performer has released 8 solo albums, has been a member of four bands with recorded output, has done duo records with Mikal Cronin and with White Fence, and earlier this year released an album with Fuzz. But what Ty has done with his latest album Sleeper (Drag City) may be his most accomplished feat thus far. The album is lyrically his most personal and the primarily acoustic instrumentation is a great departure from his lo-fi garage roots. But its not the style change that is so remarkable, its the fact that Segall not only pulls off the tidal shift with such ease but that the album is so strong. And the tour band continues the theme. At Friday night’s Bowery Ballroom show, Ty’s band was a seated-foursome with two acoustic guitars, bass and drums, a far cry from the rabid punk show we saw just this past February at Webster Hall. It was clear from the outset that this was a different performer playing material with a very different vibe. But Ty’s talents seated were just as impressive as when he is standing — it was the quality and intensity of the music that kept the crowd craziness at bay as Ty and the band worked though Sleeper nearly in its entirety. We are streaming the second song and second track on the album “The Keepers”, a song the band played to perfection. It was midway through the show when the new material was complete that the show switched gears, gained some volume and the pit went wild. The band worked through some older Ty tracks before ending the set proper. We’re also streaming “Ghost” from the set of older material as it features an intense and extended guitar jam. The highlight of the encore set was Ty’s solo performance of the Bowie classic “Moonage Daydream”. While we don’t expect that Ty Segall will ever turn away from his garage roots, its very encouraging to know that this multi-talented performer is just as comfortable as a singer-songwriter than as a punk impresario. This Bowery show was that good.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cardioids mounted in our usual balcony spot. We’re extremely pleased with the results. Enjoy!

Stream “The Keepers”:

Stream “Ghost”:

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Ty Segall
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-03

[Total Time 1:03:34]
01 Sleeper
02 The Keepers
03 Crazy
04 The Man Man
05 She Don’t Care
06 [band intros]
07 6th Street
08 Sweet C.C.
09 For Those Who Weep
10 The West
11 [banter – thanks]
12 Queen Lullabye
13 Die Die Die
14 [banter]
15 Caesar
16 You’re The Doctor
17 Ghost
18 Sad Fuzz
19 Girlfriend
20 [encore break]
21 Moonage Daydream [Bowie]
22 You Make the Sun Fry
23 Live and Let Live [Love]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Ty Segall, visit his website, and purchase his latest albumĀ Sleeper from Drag City Records [HERE].


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3 Responses to Ty Segall: August 30, 2013 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Mike
    September 5, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I’ve seen Ty the last several times he’s been in town, but didn’t make it out to this one… currently kicking myself for missing the Live and Let Live cover. That would have been worth the price of admission itself. Imagine if he covered the entirety of Forever Changes live some time… that would blow my mind. At least I get to hear the track here, thanks for taping the show!

  2. B
    September 6, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Was fortunate enough to see Ty back at Webster in February doing the garage punk noise stuff which I enjoy so much. I came into this one unsure of what it’d be like, mellow and quiet, but goddamn can these dudes rock, even sitting with mostly acoustic equipment! Many thanks for the recording!

  3. J
    September 23, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Hey, this set is great. Thanks for capturing in such decent quality! Just a heads up, You Make The Sun Fry actually contains two songs, the second is a cover of I’ve Had It by Black Flag.

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