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Lee Ranaldo: July 30, 2013 Maxwell’s – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 6, 2013
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[Photo courtesy of Kenneth Bachor]

Since the apparent demise of his longtime band, Lee Ranaldo has been hard at work forging ahead with his solo career. Although last year’s Matador release Between the Times and the Tides certainly was not a “debut” album for Lee, it represented his first post Sonic Youth work and was a very strong “start”. We were present for two early gigs in support of the album, months before its release and while the band was certainly strong, there was perhaps a bit of trepidation about the new format. A year later, in the same venue as one of those early shows (Maxwells), Lee and the band (now called The Dust) were anything but shy — this is a powerful confident quartet performing material that has been fully developed live. As this night was the final regularly scheduled gig in the history of Maxwell’s, there was a weird kind of celebratory doom energy in the room which Lee likened to an “Irish wake”. After the gig opened with a wedding proposal from one former Maxwell’s employee to another, the band seemed to play off the weird energy and played with a sense of urgency and purpose. Lee and the Dust basically played their entire current catalog in a show that approached two hours. The setlist included the entire Time and Tides album, four new songs, one of Lee’s Sonic Youth tracks, and a handful of eclectic and excellent covers. At the conclusion of this night, I broke down my equipment, said thanks to the people involved in the venue, and walked out of Maxwell’s for the last time. The sadness of that exit overshadowed what I realize now — that Lee Ranaldo had closed Maxwell’s for me with one of the best shows we’ve seen all year.

I recorded this show in the way we’ve done for the many years we recorded at this venue and the sound is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Lost”:

Stream “Revolution Blues” (Neil Young cover):

Download the Complete show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Lee Ranaldo
2013-07-30
Maxwells
Hoboken NJ

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann TLM-102s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-08-03

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:45:23]
01 [intro/wedding proposal]
02 Stranded
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [banter – irish wake]
05 Tomorrow Never Comes
06 Off The Wall
07 Angles
08 [Xtina intro]
09 Xtina as I Knew Her
10 Keyhole
11 Hammer Blows
12 Lost
13 [Shouts intro]
14 Shouts
15 Last Night on Earth
16 Everybody’s Been Burned [Byrds]
17 Thank You For Sending Me an Angel [Talking Heads]
18 Fire Island
19 She Cracked [Modern Lovers]
20 Lecce Leaving
21 [encore break]
22 Home Courts
23 Genetic
24 Revolution Blues [Neil Young]

If you download this recording from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lee Ranaldo, visit his page at the Sonic Youth website, and purchase Between The Times and The Tides directly from the Matador Records website [HERE].

Lee Ranaldo: July 28, 2012 Brewery Ommegang – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

August 5, 2012
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[photo by Andrew Lowden]

The embarrassment of riches that was our trip to Cooperstown was further enhanced by the quality of the support band, someone quite familiar to NYCTaper, Lee Ranaldo. Back in December, we recorded a couple of the earliest performances of Lee’s new band (Glasslands and Maxwells), but since he’s literally been touring the world since then, we had not seen Lee since those early shows. At Ommegang, his set began while the sun was still shining, and the forty-five minute set of material from Lee’s excellent new album Between the Times and the Tides seemed to fit the scene perfectly. Of course, the abundant availability of Belgian ales didn’t detract from the enjoyment, but this was still a special set. Lee’s band was joined for a couple of songs by Wilco’s keyboardist Pat Sansone, and for almost the entire set by Nels Cline. This intense version of “Xtina As I Knew Her” was supplemented by Nels’ signature guitar style, and we are streaming it below. Lee Ranaldo will return to NYC from the just-completed Wilco tour for a performance at ATP on Pier 36, on September 21.

Of the six NYCTaper rigs running for this set, we chose to mix my Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids with Acidjack’s AKG C 414’s in the omni setting. The mix gives a nice clear signal while also capturing the full soundstage and that “outdoor feel”. While our distance from the sound source (90 feet) was not optimal, this recording nevertheless provides a true “you were there” experience. Enjoy!

Stream “Xtina As I Knew Her”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Direct download location of the FLAC files (HERE).

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Lee Ranaldo
2012-07-30
Brewery Ommegang
Cooperstown, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Tent

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + AKG C 414 B-XLS (Omni Setting) > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, EQ, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper and acidjack
2012-02-14

Setlist:
[Total Time 43:46]
01 [introduction]
02 Off The Wall
03 Angles
04 Waiting On A Dream
05 Tomorrow Never Comes
06 [Xtina intro]
07 Xtina As I Knew Her
08 Hammer Blows
09 Stranded
10 Fire Island (Phases)

If you download these recordings from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lee Ranaldo, visit his page at the Sonic Youth website, and purchase Between The Times and The Tides directly from the Matador Records website [HERE].

Lee Ranaldo: December 16, 2011 Glasslands + December 22, 2011 Maxwells – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

April 3, 2012
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2011 was an interesting and eventful year for Lee Ranaldo. As the 30th anniversary of Sonic Youth approached, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon split as a couple, and huge questions remained as to the continued existence of NYC’s foremost alternative rock band. Entirely coincidentally, Lee had also begun to work on a new set of songs that would ultimately comprise Between The Times & The Tides, released on March 20, 2012 on Matador Records. Other than another nonsensical hatchet job from the shark-jumpers over at Pitchfork, the album has received universal acclaim for being a superb set of well-executed songs — a “departure” from Lee’s previous experimental solo material. Back in December, the Lee Ranaldo band performed a number of local gigs, including a show at the Bell House, a headlining gig at Glasslands, and a surprise opening slot at Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah shows at Maxwell’s. We were fortunate to capture two of these December events. The Glasslands show is a complete set including 9 of the 10 songs that appear on Between The Times, one cover and one of Lee’s Sonic Youth songs. The band includes SY’s drummer Steve Shelley, downtown guitar virtuoso Alan Licht and bassist Irwin Menken and the set was both well performed and well received by a packed crowd. Jesse Jarnow wrote an excellent piece for the Voice on the Glasslands gig. The unexpected appearance at Maxwell’s was a special treat — albeit a shorter opening set. Later that night, Lee and Steve would make an incendiary appearance during the YLT set (featured here), but the opening set was a heretofore unreported pleasure. We are streaming two songs from the Glasslands gig and one from Maxwell’s. Lee will be touring for the next couple of months, including dates opening for M Ward and a trip to Europe (dates here).

Each of these sets was recorded by mixing a soundboard feed with high end room microphones. For Glasslands, I utilized the DPA 4021s for warmth, and in Maxwell’s I used the Neumanns for clarity. The sound quality in each recording is different but each is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Off The Wall” from Glasslands:

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Stream “Genetic” (Sonic Youth) from Glasslands:

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Stream “Waiting on a Dream” from Maxwell’s:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

Direct download of complete show in FLAC:
Glasslands (HERE)
Maxwell’s (HERE)

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-16
Glasslands Gallery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2011-12-17

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:00:16]
01 [introduction]
02 Angles
03 Waiting on a Dream
04 [band intro]
05 Off The Wall
06 Christina As I Knew Her
07 T.N.C.
08 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
09 Fire Island
10 Hammer Blows
11 [banter]
12 Shouts
13 Lost
14 [encore break]
15 Genetic

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Lee Ranaldo
2011-12-22
Hanukkah Night 3
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, set fades, downsample) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper
2012-01-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 46:11]
01 [introduction]
02 Off The Wall
03 Angles
04 Fire Island
05 You Just May Be The One [Monkees]
06 [banter]
07 Shouts
08 Genetic
09 Hammer Blows
10 Lost
11 Waiting on a Dream

If you download these recordings from NYCTaper we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Lee Ranaldo, visit his page at the Sonic Youth website, and purchase Between The Times and The Tides directly from the Matador Records website [HERE].

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