These Animals: December 6, 2013 Mercury Lounge – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

December 17, 2013

[Photos by acidjack]

The indie pop band These Animals came to Mercury Lounge a couple Friday nights ago and made the rather crowded bill (three-band early show, two-band late show) their own. The four-member crew met while studying music production at SUNY Purchase, and that shows in their melodic approach and knack for arrangements. As they have said in interviews, they aren’t afraid of writing pop songs, and that shows on unabashed feel good numbers like their latest single, “Hunting Horn”, which is streaming below. They’re a good kind of band to see after a long work week, filled with optimism and good nature that comes through between and during songs. Best of all, this set found us treated to an encore (!!!) that included some hilarious Tom Petty and U2 teases, before the band cranked out the night’s highlight, “Four to the Floor”, also streaming below. You can find out when the band’s upcoming shows will happen, and check out more of their music, here.

I recorded this set with Schoeps MK4V cardiod microphones and a soundboard feed from the house engineer, David. Aside from a couple mid-set songs where a few overly chatty audience members decided to congregate right under the microphones, the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

Stream “Four to the Floor”

Stream “Hunting Horn”

Download the complete show [MP3] | [FLAC

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These Animals
Mercury Lounge
New York, NY USA

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Recorded and produced by acidjack

Soundboard (engineer: David) + Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Roland R-26>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mix down, edits to SBD)>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity 2.0.5 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 45:59]
01 Pages
02 Autumn
03 I’m Not From Here
04 Oak
05 Hunting Horn
06 Tenants
07 I Wrote the Book
08 [banter/Happy Birthday]
09 Thieves
10 Silence Sets the Tone
11 [encore jamming and banter]
12 Four to the Floor

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT These Animals, visit their website, and purchase records and merch from the band here.

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