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Built to Spill: October 13, 2009 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 16, 2009
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[photo courtesy of joshbg2k]

The second night of Built to Spill at Webster Hall was a show for the old-timers. Opening the set with “Nowhere Nothing FU” from their 1993 debut album, BTS proceeded to play a set that drew heavily from their two masterpieces — 1997’s Perfect from Now On and 1999’s Keep It Like a Secret. The set’s highlight was another 1990’s gem, the Halo Benders “Virginia Reel Around the Fountain”.

Acidjack recorded this set from a completely different vantage point from the first night, as he chose to go onto the center of the floor with a mobile rig. The result is an excellent recording of great energy and clarity with more audience participation than the previous evening. Enjoy!

Both nights of BTS at the Music Hall of Williamsburg were recorded and will be posted in the coming days.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-13
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: Audix Micro Cariod Capsules>Church Active Cables>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: FOB, Center, about halfway back, X-Y in hat
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, amplify each channel, compress some audience noise, slight EQ, set fades)

Setlist:
01 [tuning jam]
02 Nowhere Nothing Fuckup
03 Time Trap
04 [crowd]
05 Stab
06 [crowd]
07 Center of the Universe
08 [crowd]
09 Untrustable
10 [crowd]
11 Hindsight
12 You Were Right
13 [crowd]
14 Else
15 Planting Seeds
16 Kicked It In The Sun
17 [crowd]
18 Big Dipper
19 [crowd]
20 Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
21 [encore break]
22 Oh Yeah
23 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
24 Going Against Your Mind

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Built to Spill: October 12, 2009 Webster Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 14, 2009
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[photo courtesy of joshbg2k]

In the opening night of their four-show run in NYC, Built to Spill proved again why they are one of the most compelling bands of the last decade and a half. Opening with a short but relaxed tuning jam that led into “Into Your Mind”, the band worked through a setlist evenly dispersed between old classics (“The Plan”, “Sidewalk”, “Carry The Zero”) with a handful of songs from the excellent new album There Is No Enemy. Built to Spill continues to sound as fresh as they did when we first saw them at Tramps in 1996 — Doug Martsch seems completely at ease with his oeuvre and if the new release is any indication, he has no plan to cease the quality output. With three more nights in NYC, we expect to celebrate that fact.

Acidjack recorded this set from an outstanding location at this venue — with a microphone clamp on the center balcony. The result is a recording of outstanding clarity and presence. Enjoy!

The October 13 show (tonight) was recorded and is coming soon. We also expect to record the following two nights at Music Hall.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Built to Spill
2009-10-12
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AKG ck91 cardioid capsules (Busman Active Mod)>custom battery box>R-09HR (24/48)
Position: Clamp to left side of SBD cage, arm extended almost dead center, DIN
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (tracking, downsample, set fades)

Setlist:
01 [tuning]
02 In Your Mind
03 [crowd]
04 Flustered
05 [tuning]
06 The Plan
07 When Not Being Stupid Is Not Enough
08 Done
09 [crowd]
10 Sidewalk
11 Reasons
12 Wherever You Go
13 [crowd]
14 Car
15 Life’s A Dream
16 Joyride
17 Carry The Zero
18 [crowd]
19 Hindsight
20 Stop The Show
21 Conventional Wisdom

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Decemberists: September 19, 2009 Terminal 5 – Flac and MP3 Downloads

October 7, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Diana Wong — more excellent shots here]

The Decemberists “lottery” show at Terminal 5 was nearly three weeks ago. Since its taken us quite a while to turn around this recording (more below), rather than review the show we suggest our readers read the following excellent coverage of this unique show from various sources: rockscope, Will You Miss Me When You’re Gone, and brooklynvegan.

The story of this recording involves a lot of frustration and a ton of work which has ultimately led to something we’re proud to offer our readers. Acidjack captured a fine recording of excellent clarity and depth which was marred by one major problem — an apparent ADHD case who spent much of the show rattling and drumming on the railing that held the microphones. The result on the raw wav file was a persistent unlistenable series of tapping noises. I spent hours trying to fix it, but ultimately gave up. Acidjack however, was not to be denied. He took the job and persisted — ultimately producing a recording that is not only quite excellent, but very listenable through even the “drumming” segments. To compare the raw files to the finished product is almost unbelieveable. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE]

Download the FLAC files on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

The Decemberists
2009-09-19
Terminal 5
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Equipment: AT U853 cardiods (low sens mod)>SPSB-10>R-09HR (24/44.1)
Position: 7′ pole clamped to 3rd floor balcony rail, 90 degree split
Mastering: WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, reduce clapping, EQ, amplify each channel)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 intro banter
02 Yankee Bayonet
03 July, July!
04 crowd
05 The Raincoat Song
06 lottery banter
07 Bridges and Balloons (Joanna Newsom cover)
08 crowd
09 From My Own True Love
10 Bachelor and the Bride
11 lottery banter
12 Rake Song
13 crowd
14 Culling of the Fold
15 crowd surfing waltz
16 I Was Meant for the Stage
17 lottery banter
18 The Crane Wife #3
19 Island
20 Island (cont)
21 Annan Water
22 encore break
23 lottery banter
24 Miracle on the Hudson (impromptu song)
25 lottery banter
26 The Tain
27 The Tain (cont)
28 The Tain (cont)
29 The Tain (cont)
30 The Tain (final)
31 Perfect Crime #2
32 encore break
33 Mr. Blue Sky (ELO cover)

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Tortoise: July 21, 2009 Le Poisson Rouge – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 24, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Nick at Life of The Mind – more excellent shots here]

Post-rock pioneers Tortoise are back with a vengeance. Their June 2009 release Beacons of Ancestorship is easily their most powerful album since 2001’s Standard. The recent reports from the 2009 shows have been glowing, and on Tuesday night at Le Poisson Rouge, those reports were confirmed and more. Tortoise performed a stunning seventeen songs, including an unheard-of two encore segments of five total songs. The set consisted primarily of Beacons material with a nice selection of older material towards the end of the set.

We seriously acknowledge the continued excellence of Le Poisson Rouge as a venue. Their diverse and eclectic artist bookings continue to impress, and their sound system has continued to improve in quality. Additionally, the venue has been incredibly nice and cooperative to the nyctaper site in many ways, including permitting Acidjack to enter the venue early for this show to set up. The result is perhaps his finest recorded contribution to this site, a recording of outstanding balance and clarity with a remarkable bass response. Thanks again to all involved in the production of this superb listen. Enjoy!

Download the FLAC and MP3 files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Tortoise
2009-07-21
Le Poisson Rouge
New York, NY

An ACIDJACK master recording

Recorded and produced by acidjack
Hosted by nyctaper

Recorded from the front of the soundboard, mics mounted 11′ up on either side of center post.

DPA 4061 (Coresound “High-End Binaurals”)>R-09HR (24/48)>Audacity (tracking, amplify to -0.1dB, set fades, downsample to 16bit/44.1kHz)>FLAC (level eight)

Tracks
01 Prepare Your Coffin
02 High Class Slim Came Floatin’ In
03 Minors
04 TNT
05 The Suspension Bridge At Iguazu Falls
06 Eros
07 crowd
08 Charteroak Foundation
09 Dot/Eyes
10 Crest
11 Yinxianghechengqi
12 Swung From the Gutters
13 Gigantes
14 encore break #1
15 Benway
16 Monica
17 In Sarah, Mencken, Christ, There Were Women and Men
18 encore break #2
19 Salt the Skies
20 Seneca

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Mogwai: April 29, 2009 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

May 2, 2009
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[photo courtesy of Ear Farm]

A review of a Mogwai concert uses many of the same adjectives as one might use to describe a Sigur Ros show — intense, majestic, orchestral, etc. But the fact remains that Mogwai are superb musicians who create songs of transformation that entrance and captivate the listener. At Music Hall on Wednesday night, Mogwai completed their three-show run with a flawless performance, and the strongest set of the three nights. This night was highlighted by the lengthy encore segment containing three songs, that included the classic “Mogwai Fear Satan”.

Acidjack recorded this set from the prime location in this venue, and captured a recording of exceptional clairity and balance. Enjoy!

Download the FLAC and MP3 files and stream the entire show on the Live Music Archive [HERE]

Mogwai
2009-04-29
The Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board Center
30 Feet from Stage

SP-CMC-8 (Audio Technica U853 Cardiod Capsules)> SP-SB-8 > Edirol R-09HR > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge (set fades, slight level adjustments, downsample > CD Wave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded by acidjack
Produced by nyctaper
2009-05-02

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:39:54]
01 The Precipice
02 Friend of the Night
03 Scotland’s Shame
04 I Know You Are But What Am I?
05 You Don’t Know Jesus
06 I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
07 Christmas Steps
08 Hunted by a Freak
09 Ithica 27/9
10 Travel is Dangerous
11 2 Rights Make 1 Wrong
12 Helicon 1
13 [encore break]
14 Kids Will Be Skeletons
15 Mogwai Fear Satan
16 Glasgow Mega Snake

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