Thee Oh Sees: September 8, 2015 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 14, 2015
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[photos by Will from We All Want Someone To Shout For]

I’ve been pronouncing Thee Oh Sees at one of the best live bands around for several years now. As our readers can now attest — since we’ve compiled a nice live archive of their NYC shows — this band is an aggressive, tireless, and a thoroughly committed live act. The band added a second drummer earlier this year and for recent shows, Thee Oh Sees are featuring the two percussionists side by side at center stage. The new configuration accentuates the rhythmic qualities of the band’s music, but make no mistake bandleader John Dwyer is still in the spotlight. The band is currently on an extensive Fall tour in support of their new release Mutilator Defeated At Last which for our money is one of the best albums released in 2015. These new songs have become quite familiar over the last year as we’ve watched their development live going all the way back to last Summer at McCarren Park and through a pre-release show at Hotel Vegas for SXSW. In between, last year’s Bowery show was our best sounding recording of the band thus far. Tuesday’s show mixed in the newer songs with older classics seamlessly, as the first eight songs rotated old and new but kept the crowd bouncing and jumping throughout. Thee Oh Sees even managed to slip what appeared to be three completely new songs into the setlist. We’re streaming the punky “Rogue Planet” from Mutilator and the final jam, a lengthy version of the oldest number of the night “Contraption/Soul Desert” which the band stretched for more than twelve minutes before bidding the sated crowd goodnight.

Thee Oh Sees also played two nights at Warsaw later in the week before continuing the tour throughout the South, dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in the balcony and mixed with an excellent board feed provided by Bowery legend Kenny. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “Rogue Planet”:

Stream “Contraption/Soul Desert”:

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Thee Oh Sees
2015-09-08
Bowery Ballroom
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:21:08]
01 I Come From the Mountain
02 Tunnel Time
03 Poor Queen
04 The Dream
05 Turned Out Light
06 Tidal Wave
07 Toe Cutter-Thumb Buster
08 Withered Hand
09 [new song 1]
10 Dead Energy
11 Encrypted Bounce
12 [new song 2]
13 [banter – light]
14 Sticky Hulks
15 [new song 3]
16 Rogue Planet
17 Web
18 [banter – thanks]
19 Contraption – Soul Desert

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thee Oh Sees, visit their website, and purchase Mutilator Defeated At Last from Castle Face Records [HERE].

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