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Luna: June 11, 2015 McCarren Park (Northside Fest) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

June 17, 2015
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

Luna’s first show in New York in 10 years was one of those damned-near perfect evenings that pretty much represents why we do what we do here at NYCTaper. On a beautiful night, one of the great New York bands in recent memory played a superb show before a huge crowd for the opening night of the Northside Festival. Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips are married, perform often together, and live in LA where they are friendly with drummer Lee Wall, and the couple have also played with guitarist Sean Eden on a few occasions, including a show we recorded in 2012. So, the Luna reunion was by no means a surprising event, but it was so sweet in its fruition.

The first reunion show this year was a night in LA in April, and then the band played sixteen dates in Spain and Portugal (Dean’s tour diary is a great read). When they returned to the US for this one-off Brooklyn show the band was in sync, relaxed and poised to deliver. From the opening “Slide”, the first song on the first album, through personal favorite “California” (streaming below) and continuing with a career-spanning setlist the show never really let up with the positive energy. The between-song banter also indicated that the band was both having fun playing and having fun being together. Several times the band acknowledged specific uber-fans, people wearing vintage Luna t-shirts, and various landmarks on the NYC skyline. Dean has remarked that Sean Eden has never played better guitar and on this night Sean seemed to be having the time of his life. The show was also special because the night was Britta Phillips birthday and the band acknowledged that fact early in the set. The main set concluded with an incendiary eight-minute long “23 Minutes in Brussels” (which we are also streaming below), before the band returned for two well-deserved encores including their cover of Beat Happening’s “Indian Summer”.

Luna returns to NYC for three sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom (October 7 and 8) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (October 9). All dates here.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in front of the soundboard cage and mixed with an excellent feed. The wind was not too bad but can be heard a few times, but fortunately the board cage was moved closer to the stage this year so that the audience feed is quite good. This mix favors the audience feed by about 60/40, giving it a nice “you are there” feel with the board used as a supplement to fortify the overall sound. The result is a superb recording that we feel fairly represents this great night. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream “California”:

Stream “23 Minutes in Brussels”

Luna
2015-06-11
McCarren Park
Northside Festival
Brooklyn 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 1:28:06]
01 Slide
02 California
03 Malibu Love Nest
04 Chinatown
05 Sideshow by the Seashore
06 Speedbumps
07 Tiger Lily
08 [happy birthday Britta]
09 Tracy I Love You
10 Bewitched
11 [banter – first show in 10 years]
12 Friendly Advice
13 Pup Tent
14 [banter – Pan Am building]
15 Lost in Space
16 [banter – broken string]
17 Moon Palace
18 Twenty Three Minutes in Brussels
19 [encore break]
20 Time to Quit
21 Indian Summer [Beat Happening]

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Dean Wareham: April 5, 2014 Bowery Ballroom – Flac/MP3/Streaming

April 15, 2014
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[photos by Jill from For The Love of Brooklyn]

Dean Wareham has created music for more than 25 years, but he’s always been part of a group — be it Galaxie 500, Luna or Dean & Britta. In the last year, Dean has released an excellent EP and his first true solo album, and the current tour in support of the March release of his self-titled album came to Bowery Ballroom last week. Bowery is a venue that holds a special place in the history of Luna, having hosted the band’s final shows (we recorded a recent one-off reunion) that became the Tell Me Do You Miss Me documentary. Dean’s set was a democratic run through a selection of material from throughout his career and included only four songs from the new album and just the title track from the EP. But the crowd was as we’d hope for this performer — reverent and respectful during the music and properly enthusiastic in between. And they were rewarded, as Dean Wareham continues to produce outstanding music on par with his entire career output. Dean’s current tour is over, but he’ll be in Europe in May.

This show was recorded with precision by hiandlo, who utilized his Schoeps cards in conjunction with a well-balanced board feed to create a truly superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Heartless People”

Stream “Ceremony” (New Order cover)

Download The Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

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Dean Wareham
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY, US
2014-04-05

Recordist : hi and lo
Source : Soundboard + Schoeps MK5c (DIN) > KCY > Naiant PFA > E.A.A. PSP-2 >> Sound Devices 744T @ 24 bit / 48 kHz
Edit : WaveLab V6 (mixdown/eq/gain/fades/dither/resampling)
Encoding : FLAC v1.2.1 Level 8 with TLH v2.6.0

Tracklist:

01. Emancipated Hearts
02. Heartless People
03. Tiger Lily
04. The Dancer Disappears
05. Holding Pattern
06. Temperature’s Rising
07. When Will You Come Home
08. Love Is Not a Roof
09. Blue Thunder
10. Moon Palace
11. Lost in Space
12. Babes in the Woods
13. Tugboat
14. (Encore Call #1)
15. Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste
16. Strange
17. (Encore Call #2)
18. Happy and Free
19. Ceremony

Running Time: 1:32:52

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Dean Wareham, visit his website, and purchase his self-titled album from links on his blog [HERE].

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Dean & Britta (with Luna reunion!): July 21, 2012 Mulcahy’s Wantagh NY – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

July 26, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Tim Besa]

The amazing story of how this Dean & Britta / Luna reunion concert at the Tommy Brull Foundation Benefit came to fruition is a tale that bears repeating many times over. Tommy Brull was a huge Luna fan, and as his brother Martin relates in the introduction to this recording, many of the memories of his friends and family have of Tommy revolve around seeing or listening to the music of Luna. After several unsuccessful attempts to persuade Dean and Britta to perform at previous Benefits, fate intervened. This Winter, Martin answered an ad for a guitar for sale on craigslist and was shocked to find that the seller was none other than Dean Wareham. When Martin sampled the guitar by playing some of Luna’s “Tiger Lily”, a connection was made. And when Dean learned the details of the life of Tommy Brull and the mission of the Foundation, Dean and Britta agreed to play this year’s Shine A Light Festival. For the show, Sean Eden also agreed to play, and the Luna reunion was set. On Saturday night in Wantagh, I arrived in time to witness some of the Luna soundcheck. It seemed like no time had passed since the last incarnation of the band said farewell with a series of shows at Bowery Ballroom. With Dean, Sean and Britta out front and joined by Dean and Britta drummer Anthony LaMarca, this was as close to a full-fledged Luna reunion as we are likely to ever see — and it was one night only. The set began with two Galaxie 500 songs and a stunning cover of Nico’s (penned by Dylan) “I’ll Keep It With Mine” that we are streaming below. After a brief introduction, Sean joined the band on stage and the balance of the set contained seven Luna songs and two more Galaxie 500 songs that Luna performed often. The guitar interplay between Dean and Sean was spot on, and the rhythm section was flawless. In tribute to Martin and fate’s intervention, we are streaming “Tiger Lily” with the faith that Tommy Brull is smiling, knowing that more than a decade since his passing, he can still make amazing things happen.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser 8040’s on stage and mixed with a soundboard feed. A problem with the phantom powering of the Sennheiser’s led to a minimal signal from the on-stage feed, and I relied heavily (75%) on the board feed for the mix. The feed is quite heavily on kick drums but after quite a bit of editing, I was able to produce an excellent listening recording. With those caveats, enjoy!

We ask that if you download this recording, you’ll also contribute to the Tommy Brull Foundation. The Shine A Light Festival was held to raise money for Camp Anchor, a camp in Long Beach that assists disabled children.

Donate to Tommy Brull Foundation [HERE].

There are still some t-shirts for sale from the Festival. Photo [here]. Email Tommy Brull Foundation for information.

Stream “I’ll Keep It With Mine”:

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Stream “Tiger Lily”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [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.

Dean and Britta (with Luna Reunion)
2012-07-21
Shine A Light Festival
Mulcahy’s
Wantagh, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On-Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser 8040 Cardioids > 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 2012-07-24

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:14:25]
01 [introduction]
02 Flowers
03 When Will You Come Home
04 I’ll Keep It With Mine (Nico)
05 [Sean Eden intro]
06 Bewitched
07 23 Minutes in Brussels
08 Tiger Lily
09 Moon Palace
10 Blue Thunder
11 Tugboat
12 Bonnie and Clyde
13 [banter – tuning]
14 Indian Summer
15 [encore break]
16 Listen The Snow is Falling (Yoko)
17 4th of July

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Tommy Brull Foundation Concert Announcement: War On Drugs and Dean and Britta July 21 in Wantagh

April 30, 2012
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We are so pleased to be able to announce today that the Tommy Brull Foundation will present the 2nd Annual Shine A Light Festival on July 21, 2012 at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh on Long Island. This year’s roster of bands includes co-headliners (and nyctaper favorites) The War On Drugs along with Dean and Britta. Wormburner will also appear again this year in an encore performance from last year’s Festival.

The Tommy Brull Foundation is a remarkable organization set up to celebrate the life of Tommy, who died far too young. The Foundation’s mission includes assisting persons with disabilities in the greater Nassau County area. The proceeds from last year’s Shine A Light Festival were donated to Camp Anchor, a summer camp for disabled youth in Lido Beach. The Camp is special to the Foundation in large part because Tommy actually worked there. We were involved in last year’s Festival, which included performances by Deer Tick and Wormburner, both featured on nyctaper.

Tickets for the July 21 event went on sale this morning through Ticketfly [HERE].

The Facebook invite page for this amazing show is [HERE].

Mulcahy’s is in Wantagh on Long Island. It is reachable by the Long Island Railroad, and the venue is right across the street from the Wantagh station. See you there!

Dean Wareham: January 13, 2011 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

January 16, 2011
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[photo by søvn]

Dean Wareham has been back playing Galaxie 500 material since late last year — the first show was a stealth event at Rock Shop in August. Sadly, we missed that intimate show, but based on the excellent reviews, vowed to make it to the next leg of the tour. We didn’t attend Music Hall in December but chose instead the intimate and excellent Maxwell’s to experience the Galaxie 500 show. We were rewarded with an outstanding set. Dean’s guitar work has always been superb, but on this night it seemed that every song took on that extra edge in the crescendos. The setlist was similar to the other shows that have been played on this tour — i.e. all the classics were played. We’re streaming “Tugboat” and “Fourth of July” below since both were particularly strong versions. Dean and Britta will continue this excellent tour in Europe throughout February [tour dates].

We recorded this set with the DPA microphones placed at the usual front right corner of the soundboard booth and mixed it with an excellent soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Tugboat”:

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Stream “Fourth of July”:

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Direct download of complete show in MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Dean Wareham
2011-01-13
Maxwell’s
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Four Channel Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + DPA 4021s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by
nyctaper and acidjack
2011-01-15

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:23:19]
01 Flowers
02 Oblivious
03 Pictures
04 When Will You Come Home
05 Snowstorm
06 Temperature Rising
07 Decomposing Trees
08 Strange
09 Summertime
10 Blue Thunder
11 [banter]
12 Don’t Let Our Youth Go To Waste
13 Tugboat
14 [banter2]
15 Listen The Snow Is Falling [Yoko Ono]
16 Ceremony [New Order]
17 [encore break]
18 Night Nurse
19 Fourth Of July

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