Stereolab is on tour to promote their August 2008 release Chemical Chords and the band is currently on a three-night run of shows at Irving Plaza. Last night’s performance was the opening night and showed no uncertainty or trepidation as early nights often do. These eighteen-year veterans worked through old and new material with grace and confidence — the setlist included only four songs from Chemical Chords. On a humorous note, the band performed “Ping Pong”, although they did not dedicate it to Meghan McCain.
We recorded this set with the gracious permission of Stereolab manager Martin Pike and we were able to set up in the perfect location in this venue and utilized our best equipment. We are extremely pleased with the quality of this recording. Enjoy!
Tickets are still available for the Saturday night (Oct 4) concert by Stereolab at Irving Plaza.
Atlas Sound was also recorded and will be posted in the next few days.
Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)
Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].
New York NY USA
Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Dead Center
Front of Board — 40 Feet from Stage
Neumann KM-150s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Monster XLR cables > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge 8.0 (set fades, slight level boost, resample 16/44) > CD Wave 1.95 > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac
Recorded and Produced
[Total time 1:32:21]
02 Neon Beanbag
03 Eye of the Volcano
05 Chemical Chords
06 Self Portrait With Electric Brain
07 Ping Pong
08 Double Rocker
09 Ecstatic Static
10 Lo Boob Oscillator
12 Silver Sands
13 John Cage Bubblegum
14 French Disko
15 Cybele’s Reverie
16 [encore break]
17 Three Women
18 The Emergency Kisses
19 Jenny Ondioline
If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Stereolab, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and and purchase their Official Releases, including the new release Chemical Chords directly from the Duophonic Store [HERE].