The Growlers: September 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 25, 2014
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[photo by Daniel Topete – full set at We All Want Someone To Shout For]

This week the Growlers released their fifth studio album Chinese Fountain to universally positive reviews. The album represents the continued maturity of this Southern California “beach goth” outfit. While the earlier records went for a kind of lo-fi scuzz-rock production, the new album is a stylistic shift to a more refined sound. The result is that the songs benefit. The Growlers have ultimately always been about the songs — three minute nuggets of melody, surf guitar and clever lyrics — and Chinese Fountain is perhaps their strongest set of songs. The tour in support of the album reached Bowery Ballroom last week and what a show it was. Nevermind that the show was opened by a ten-minute set of tongue-in-cheek karaoke by drag queen “Tina”, or that that mid-set there was an authentic Chinese dragon parade, or that it seemed that the entire band, crew and front rows of the crowd stage-dived for over two hours straight, this show was a monster. The band’s set lasted over two hours and consisted of virtually the entire new album and twenty-nine songs in total, and while the craziness went on all around them the music virtually never stopped. This is a show not be missed, and for those out West the tour continues through October before moving the Europe for November.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps mounted in our traditional Bowery balcony spot and mixed with an as-always outstanding board feed from FOH Kenny. The sound quality is quite excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Chinese Fountain”:

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Growlers
2014-09-18
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer: Kenny] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, EQ, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:56:00]
01 Gay Thoughts
02 Big Toe
03 Naked Kids
04 In Between
05 Acid Rain
06 Love Test
07 Black Memories
08 Hiding Under Covers
09 Row
10 Beach Rats
11 Wet Dreams
12 Dull Boy
13 Graveyard’s Full
14 Nosebleed Sun
15 What It Is
16 [Chinese Dragon Parade]
17 Chinese Fountain
18 Humdrum Blues
19 Tell It How It Is
20 Monotonía
21 Ol Rat Face
22 Good Advice
23 Wandering Eyes
24 Kick the Habit of Dredd
25 Sea Lion Goth Blues
26 Empty Bones
27 [encore break]
28 Drinkin’ The Juice Blues
29 Going Gets Tough
30 One Million Lovers
31 Someday

If you download this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT The Growlers, visit their website, and purchase Chinese Fountain from the Everloving Records website [HERE] or from the band’s online Store [HERE].

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6 Responses to The Growlers: September 18, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. hi
    September 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    this show was so fucking fun

  2. Anthony
    January 19, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Download is extremely slow — hovering around 7 KB/s from a few different connections. Any mirror or torrent file available for this taping?

    Is this normal, or is something wrong on my end?

  3. January 19, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I’ll put it up on a mirror site. Check back later today.
    [edit] Mirror links up now for both mp3 and flac. Second choice above, to WeTransfer.

  4. Anthony
    January 21, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Thanks! Downloading now. Very much appreciated my friend!

  5. Tom
    January 28, 2015 at 5:51 am

    My girlfriend loves these guys. Unfortunately tickets were sold out for this Bowery show but we’re headed to the Baby’s show on March 6th. Loved Hot Tropics

  6. January 28, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    We’ll be taping one of the Baby’s shows.

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