Dead Meadow: February 11, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

February 16, 2014

[photos by PSquared Photography]

Before there was Wooden Shjips or Black Angels or Black Mountain, there was Dead Meadow who in the late 90s began to play psych rock in Washington DC in an era when the local hard rock was dominated by Dischord bands. Despite the stylistic clash with the music of the day, Dead Meadow nevertheless succeeded on talent and ingenuity. Fifteen years, a few personnel changes, and a move to LA later, the band is still producing intense stoner rock and recently released their eighth studio album Warble Womb (Xemu Records). Dead Meadow hasn’t played NYC in several years, but this week they were in town for two shows. We caught the Bowery Ballroom show on Tuesday night where Dead Meadow worked through a ninety minute set of exactly what we came to hear — a mix of old and new material, some spacey jamming, and outstanding sound quality. Given the weather, the crowd was not as packed as might have been expected in nicer climes, but the fans were certainly animated. There seemed to be a duel between the guy calling out for older material and the guy who yelled “play the record”. I guess the newer fan won, because the band added “1000 Dreams” from Warble even though it wasn’t on the setlist. We are streaming that track below because the band nailed the off-the-cuff selection. Dead Meadow’s tour continues through February with multiple East Coast and Midwestern dates, see “tour” at their website.

I recorded this set in our usual manner in this venue, with the Sennheiser cards mounted in our perch to the left of the soundboard and mixed with a board feed. We were fortunate that Dead Meadow FOH Chris Preston was with the band and provided a customized feed with well balanced guitars and effects. The result is that the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “1000 Dreams”:

Stream “Til Kingdom Come”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Dead Meadow
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Chris Preston] + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade 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

[Total Time 1:24:22]
01 [intro]
02 Greensky Greenlake
03 Everything’s Going On
04 Such Hawks Such Hounds
05 Six to Let the Light Shine Thru
06 The Whirlings
07 1000 Dreams
08 In The Thicket
09 Good Moanin
10 At Her Open Door
11 Rains in the Desert
12 Sleepy Silver Door
13 Til Kingdom Come
14 Heaven

If you enjoyed this recording, please support Dead Meadow, visitĀ their website, and purchaseĀ Warble Womb from your preferred retailer, or iTunes [HERE]

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5 Responses to Dead Meadow: February 11, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. king eider
    February 18, 2014 at 3:02 pm


  2. Stu O'Donnell
    February 22, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Heck Yeah!! :)

  3. David
    February 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    you guys need to also play “that old temple” killer setlist though \m/

  4. Christopher Green
    February 23, 2014 at 9:08 am

    Thank you for this excellent Dead Meadow recording!

  5. Jon
    April 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you very much! And thanks to Dead Meadow for awesome music!

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