Dead Meadow: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus

June 27, 2016

Dead Meadow
[photos courtesy of P Squared Photography]

For many of us who grew up on indie rock, Dead Meadow was our introduction to psych/stoner/metal/whathaveyou, owing to a few early aughts tours with the likes of Stephen Malkmus and Sleater-Kinney (among others), and putting out records on indie-rock-label-of-record Matador. In those opening slots, Dead Meadow’s long, plodding nods seemed out of place—it’s only years later that the connected headspace between acts has become obvious. Dead Meadow is among the best at what they do and I’m sure many a thirty-something psych-freak owes at least some of their formative taste to the band. We last caught up with Dead Meadow in 2014 at the Bowery Ballroom, and the intervening couple years saw another change of drummers. But the core of the band and what they do is still there, the proof being this career-spanning set they cooked up for the second of a two-night stand at Saint Vitus.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue with a board feed from Dead Meadow’s FOH (if anyone knows his name, please let us know so we can credit him). The sound is outstanding, and you’re guaranteed to enjoy this one!

Download: [MP3/FLAC]


Dead Meadow
Saint Vitus
Brooklyn, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard + AKG C480B/CK61 (PAS, LOC) > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [1:24:49]
01. [Intro]
02. Greensky Greenlake
03. Babbling Flower
04. To the One
05. Mr Chesty
06. Golden Cloud
07. Let It All Pass
08. What Needs Must Be
09. Good Moanin’
10. Keep Your Head
11. Rains in the Desert
12. Sleepy Silver Door
13. At Her Open Door

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6 Responses to Dead Meadow: May 13, 2016 Saint Vitus

  1. pojo
    June 28, 2016 at 12:57 am

    dl-link is speerduo2016-03-24unionpool_flac16

  2. EricPH
    June 28, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Thanks for the heads up. The correct link is now posted.

  3. pojo
    June 30, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Thanks from (Old) Amsterdam

  4. Rod Smith
    July 1, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Many thanks for the great recording of an excellent set. Dead Meadow remain one of my favourite bands. I first caught them at King Tut’s in 2008 and was blown away. Since then I haven’t missed a Glasgow show. Hope to see them again next year.

  5. C$
    July 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for this!! I was there in 2014 at Bowery Ballroom as well. This one at Saint Vitus was a nice small venue with great sound. It was nice to talk to each member of the band after the show. Always looking forward to more…

  6. Christopher Green
    September 4, 2016 at 8:08 am

    Thank you!

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