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Animal Collective: February 24, 2016 Irving Plaza

February 28, 2016
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[photos courtesy of Will and We All Want Someone blog]

In the early years of the last decade when the speed of the web aligned with the availability of high quality audio files, I went on a binge downloading all of the available Animal Collective live recordings from their page at the Live Music Archive and from various torrent sites. In 2007 I was finally able to see the band live. For the shows I recorded at Webster Hall shows that year, I had expected the band to play the live songs for which I was quite familiar, but those two historic Webster shows were heavy on new songs — my introduction to the material that would eventually become the band’s brilliant breakthrough album Merriweather Post Pavilion. I’m not so sure I was prepared for what would come next. When Animal Collective released MPP to overwhelmingly positive reviews, I recorded the first two shows in New York and the attention we received literally crashed the site. I learned a lot about the potential for this site to reach a large audience but also the mixed bag nature of viral material, and NYCTaper was forever inextricably intertwined with the music of Animal Collective. To this day, the recording for Animal Collective at Manhattan Center has been downloaded over 50,000 times and remains the most circulated of all of our recordings.

In the intervening years, we’ve had intermittent opportunities to capture the band live including some memorable solo shows. There was the secret Glasslands show with Avey Tare and Deakin that introduced us to that amazing venue (RIP) and to the material that would eventually become Oddsac. Our recording of Panda Bear at Governor’s Island in 2010 was so successful that the artist actually released a limited version of the recording as a free bonus download with the album Tomboy. There was a pair of Deakin shows in 2010, a terrific solo show by Avey Tare at Knitting Factory in 2011, and then a full band show at Terminal 5 in 2012. But we’ve never quite captured the magic of the MPP shows and the rabid interest those 2009 recordings generated.

Its now more than decade since my first obsession with Animal Collective and fortunately 2016 finds us both in very good places. The band’s new album is called Painting With and its quite an excellent piece of work and undoubtedly their strongest material since Merriweather Post Pavilion. The tour in support of the album is being played in smaller venues than anything since the small MPP shows and the feel of this tour is similar. There’s an excitement surrounding the band, the album and the shows that harkens back to 2009 and its a great feeling to have back. At Irving Plaza on Wednesday night, Animal Collective played a virtually flawless ninety-minute show that featured most of the new album, one bizarro cover, and several deep cuts from some of the earliest releases. Indeed, the final song of the night “Alvin Row” goes all the way back to the band’s first album, Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished. The venue was absolutely packed — I was pushed up against the soundboard cage for the entire night — but the crowd was entirely involved in the show. There is literally no yapping at all recognizable on this recording. And the band played off the energy coming from the crowd as this performance was top notch from start to finish. Indeed, the band only took two song breaks as they segued most of the songs from the main set, and the three encore songs flow as one.

The current Animal Collective tour continues throughout the Spring, moving West and then spending much of April in Europe before the band returns to the US in May. There is a show on May 14 in Sayreville NJ that we are going to try to record, but our attendance is not yet confirmed.

I recorded this set with my old Neumann KM-150 hypercardioids (the same mics as Bowery in 2009) from a prime position directly in front of the soundboard on the floor. The sound in the venue was phenomenal and this recording is quite superb. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show in FLAC or MP3 format at Archive.org [HERE]

Stream the Complete Show:

Animal Collective
2016-02-24
Irving Plaza
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Front of Board Audience

Neumann KM-150s > Sound Devices 744t > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (post-production) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:31:07]
01 Natural Selection
02 Gnip Gnop
03 Hocus Pocus
04 The Burglars
05 Jimmy Mack [Vandellas]
06 Daily Routine
07 Golden Gal
08 Summing the Wretch
09 On Delay
10 Loch Raven
11 FloriDada
12 [encore break]
13 Bees
14 Lying in the Grass
15 Alvin Row

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Babes In Toyland: September 17, 2015 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 22, 2015
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[photos by PSquared Photography]

We have become fairly experienced and well-versed in covering band reunions from the 1980s and 1990s. Whether it be everything from the huge (i.e. Dinosaur Jr.) or the fairly obscure (i.e Cap’n Jazz), these get-togethers seem to follow a basic course — older and wiser forty-somethings re-connect with old friends to play the music that made them great in their youth to older fans who re-live the experience and younger fans who were too young to be there back in the day. Given the blessings of hindsight and sobriety, the formula has been quite successful. For the most part, the reunited bands are tight, more focused and seemingly more appreciative of the experience. The Babes In Toyland reunion had been brewing for a couple of years and began with an announcement that Kat Bjelland and Maureen Herman had begun writing songs together again. When the duo ultimately reunited with drummer Lori Barbero, the band played its first show together in 14 years in Los Angeles in February with a couple of tours to follow. The wrinkle in this reunion occurred at the end of the first leg of the tour when the band amicably split with bassist Herman, whose goodbye message to the fans is one of the classiest breakup announcements we’ve ever read.

The good news about the Thursday Irving Plaza show arrived early in the week and that was the fact that the night was sold out. The crowd ended up being a nice mix of old punks and newer fans, but all of them brought the energy — the room was buzzing all night. New bassist Clara Salyer debuted with the band in late August and by Thursday, all three band members were truly in sync. Opening with a bang which never let up, Babes In Toyland worked through an hour-long set that touched on all of their original three albums, each song generating a sing-a-long from the crowd. We’re streaming “Oh Yeah!” and the single encore “Dust Cake Boy” which I believe were excellent versions of these songs, but really we could have streamed any song, as the show was that tight and well-played.

This leg of the tour is complete, but the band will return next month for more shows on the East coast and the South. Yesterday, Babes in Toyland announced another upcoming NYC show — on October 23 at Saint Vitus.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in the front center of the balcony and mixed with a superb board feed provided by the band’s FOH Rubes Harman. Our readers should be familiar with Rubes’ terrific mixes from some previous recordings at Baby’s All Right, and this mix is equally terrific. The result is that the sound quality is outstanding. Enjoy!

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Babes In Toyland
2015-09-17
Irving Plaza
New York NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard [Engineer Rubes Harman] + 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 59:15]
01 [introduction]
02 He’s My Thing
03 Bluebell
04 Ripe
05 Spit To See the Shine
06 Oh Yeah
07 [thanks]
08 Bruise Violet
09 Right Now
10 Swamp Pussy
11 Won’t Tell
12 [banter – Eliot]
13 Drivin
14 Ariel
15 Handsome and Gretel
16 Spun
17 [banter – Rockland]
18 Pearl
19 Vomit Heart
20 Sweet 69
21 [encore break]
22 Dust Cake Boy

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Built To Spill: November 7, 2013 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming

November 10, 2013
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[photo courtesy of Consequence of Sound]

There was a time earlier in this decade when Built To Spill made regular and frequent visits to NYC — from 2008-10, we recorded them ten times. But BTS has not appeared in New York in three full years, and they were clearly missed. The crowd at Irving Plaza on Thursday night was animated and thoroughly packed into the venue. This might be the most crowded I’ve ever seen Irving, and I’ve been seeing shows there for 29 years. Built To Spill began the set in earnest with a ferocious ten-minute version of “Goin Against Your Mind”, and the energy never really let up. The band played a nice selection of material old and newer, and even included a brand new song “Living Zoo”, and the crowd was there with them throughout the lengthy set. Usually at a show this crowded, people tire of the sardine-like conditions and go to the back, but that never happened on this night. The place never thinned out, and when the encore segment began the audience was awarded for their effort. BTS has been played a series of interesting covers throughout the tour, including the Velvets “Sister Ray”. And although we curiously didn’t get the Lou Reed tribute in NYC, we did get a spot-on cover the Smiths classic “How Soon is Now”, which we’re streaming below. When the band left the stage, Doug Martsch said “see you next year, we hope”, so I expect it won’t be another three years before Built To Spill visit NYC. Meanwhile, BTS will be on tour for much of the next couple of months, dates [here].

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser Cards mounted at 12 feet from the middle of the floor. The sound quality reflects the sound in the venue that night, including a very noisy crowd. With that caveat, enjoy!

Stream “How Soon Is Now” (Smiths cover):

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Built To Spill
2013-11-07
Irving Plaza
New York NY

Digital Master Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:47:37]
01 Goin’ Against Your Mind
02 [tech – tighten the drums]
03 In The Morning
04 Center of the Universe
05 Get a Life
06 Planting Seeds
07 Reasons
08 Strange
09 Living Zoo
10 I Would Hurt a Fly
11 Else
12 [banter]
13 Abba Zaba [Beefheart]
14 Velvet Waltz
15 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
16 Carry the Zero
17 [encore break]
18 Don’t Fear The Reaper [Blue Oyster Cult]
19 How Soon Is Now [Smiths]
20 [thanks]
21 Car

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Thee Oh Sees: October 29, 2013 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming [TWO Sources]

November 5, 2013
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[photo by acidjack]

Just two days removed from the amazing for-the-ages Thee Oh Sees show at 285 Kent on Sunday, one would expect a let-down of sorts for the band’s Tuesday show at Irving Plaza. But Thee Oh Sees are not a band short on energy or seemingly in need of any particular motivation to deliver a crowd-pleasing garage-rock show. On Tuesday, the band worked through some technical problems throughout much of the show but continually rose above the issues to deliver song after song of high energy numbers. The venue was prepared in advance for the crowd and had installed a metal grating in front of the stage — the floor was completely maniacal, the band played off the crowd’s response. While 285 was the show of this tour, there were transcendent moments at Irving that reached the same peaks. We are streaming two of those highlights, “Tidal Wave” was three minutes of pure punk goodness, and “Dead Energy” was ten minutes of extended psychedelic jamming that rivaled any live band around these days. Thee Oh Sees have become one of today’s must-see live bands, and these two nights confirmed that we must not miss them whenever they’re in town.

We recorded this set from a 12-foot stand in the middle of the floor. Both set of mics were mounted on the same stand inches away from each other. nyctaper used the Neumann TLM-102 large diaphragm cardioids and acidjack utilized Schoeps Cards. We believe the sound is representative of that in the venue that night, which had some issues. Overall, both sources offer slightly different takes on the same show and both are excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Dead Energy” (nyctaper source):

Stream “Tidal Wave” (acidjack source):

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nyctaper Source [MP3] / [FLAC]
acidjack Source [MP3] / [FLAC]

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nyctaper Source:
Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-29
Irving Plaza
New York NY

Digital Master Audience Recording

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

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:03:44]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block Of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 Tidal Wave
06 The Dream
07 Tunnel Time
08 Strawberries 1 and 2
09 Meat Step Lively
10 Dead Energy
11 Lupine Dominus
12 Minotaur

acidjack Source:
Thee Oh Sees
2013-10-29
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK4V (PAS)>KCY>Z-PFA>Sound Devices USBPre2>Sony PCM-D50>24bit/48kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects) > Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:04:09]
01 I Come From The Mountain
02 Toe Cutter – Thumb Buster
03 Block Of Ice
04 Contraption – Soul Desert
05 Tidal Wave
06 The Dream
07 Tunnel Time
08 Strawberries 1 and 2
09 Meat Step Lively
10 Dead Energy
11 Lupine Dominus
12 Minotaur

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North Mississippi Allstars: September 11, 2013 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 18, 2013
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[still from this video]

I have consistently made the contention that Luther Dickinson is the best living guitarist. I’ve seen North Mississippi Allstars at least a half-dozen times, and on every occasion Luther has amazed with his ability to play authentic blues, honky tonk, rock, country and steel guitar. Luther even has a specialized guitar made from a coffee can. Sure, its the talent and precision that impresses but there’s also a indefinable soul to his playing. Last week, our most recent NMAS experience was at Irving Plaza for a nearly two-hour show part of the tour to ostensibly promote the newest NMAS album World Boogie Is Coming. The album continues the band’s output of sterling mix of American music. Its also the first album to feature the full-time contributions of Lightning Malcolm who has replaced Chris Chew as the full time touring bassist. But the show for me was really all about Luther’s guitar playing, and on this night as expected he did not disappoint.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 cards mounted high in the middle of the floor. The sound in the venue was mixed quite well and we’re happy to present this excellent recording. Enjoy!

Stream the Complete Show:

This Recording is available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

North Mississippi Allstars
2013-09-11
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-15

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:54:58]
01 Boogie
02 Station Blues
03 Turn Up Satan
04 Shake Em On Down
05 Rollin and Tumblin
06 Meet Me In The City
07 Shake
08 Goat Meat
09 Mystery Train
10 [instrumental]
11 Po Black Maddie
12 Skinny Woman
13 Hodown
14 The Meeting
15 Mississippi Bollweevil
16 The Meeting (reprise)
17 World Boogie
18 Mean Ol Wind Died Down
19 Up Over Yonder
20 Let My Baby Ride
21 My Babe
22 Granny Does Your Dog Bite
23 Goin Down South
24 I’m Leavin
25 KC Jones (On The Road Again)
26 All Night Long
27 ML (Going Home)

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Futurebirds: October 27, 2012 Irving Plaza – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

November 9, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

Futurebirds continue to broaden their audience and appeal, as the Athens, GA band refines their live sound and, of course, books opening slots with well-loved acts like the Heartless Bastards. When I caught them last year at Union Pool, the venue and the atmosphere gave the proceedings a more boozy, party-band vibe. That isn’t necessarily untrue of this Irving Plaza set – it was Halloween weekend, the band was the only one of the night’s acts to roll in with Halloween costumes, and the crowd was drinking plenty – but the bigger stage and sound system gave the band a more commanding presence. Here, their music had a bit more of an epic scope, so much so that they reminded me of a pedal steel-playing, more countrified version of fellow Southerners My Morning Jacket. The band, whose last record is a live album that documents the strength of their live sound, is using these Heartless Bastards shows to work out new material, and three of those as-yet-unnamed tunes were on offer on this night. Together with regular tour classics like their cover of Stevie Nicks’ “Wild Heart” and “Johnny Utah”, this show reaffirmed my view that we’ll be seeing more of Futurebirds in the years to come.

I recorded this set with MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones from the center of the floor. Despite the challenges of the boomy room, with some TLC the recording is quite good. Enjoy!

Stream “[new song 2]”

Stream “Johnny Utah”

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Futurebirds
2012-10-27
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N (FOB, DFC, PAS)>MBP 603a>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ)>Audacity 3.0 (fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [new song 1]
02 Battle For Rome
03 [new song 2]
04 M J B
05 [banter]
06 Johnny Utah
07 [banter]
08 [new song 3]
09 [banter]
10 Wild Heart [Stevie Nicks]
11 Ski Chalet

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Heartless Bastards: October 27, 2012 Irving Plaza – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 31, 2012
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[Photos by acidjack]

On what was sure to be one of the year’s biggest “amateur nights” nightlife-wise, Heartless Bastards showed up at Irving Plaza and did what they do best – play the hell out of material new and old – without costumes, gimmicks or bullshit. As I mentioned back in February when they sold out Webster Hall (that recording here), Heartless Bastards have hit the big time, playing to the broader audiences that their classic blues-driven rock deserves. Even with a thousand costumed pub crawls and theme parties competing for one’s entertainment dollar on this night, the Bastards packed the place and gave us 90 minutes of unadorned rock n’ roll joy.  As in February, the addition of touring guitarist Mark Nathan added considerable meat to the band’s sound, giving them a guitar attack that is equal to the bigger spaces they’ve been playing. This set of 16 songs was slightly shorter than that in February, but no less powerful; songs from the band’s latest, Arrow are sounding better at each go round, as that record’s longer numbers like “Down In the Canyon” give the band opportunities for exploration. The crowd (mostly not costumed!), in turn, gave the band the level of enthusiasm they deserved. It doesn’t matter what night of the week or day of the year it might be; you can always count on the Heartless Bastards.

I recorded this set with my new MBHO KA200N cardiod microphones from the center of the floor.  The sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

Stream “Down In the Canyon”

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Heartless Bastards
2012-10-27
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

MBHO KA200N (FOB, DFC, PAS)>MBP 603a>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter)>Audacity 3.0 (set fades, tracking, light DR compression on peaks, amplify, balance, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:29:40]
01 The Mountain
02 Out At Sea
03 Witchy Poo
04 Simple Feeling
05 Got To Have Rock N’ Roll
06 Only For You
07 Skin and Bone
08 The Arrow Killed the Beast
09 Down In the Canyon
10 Late In the Night
11 [banter]
12 Hold Your Head High
13 Parted Ways
14 Nothing Seems the Same
15 All This Time
16 [encore break]
17 Be So Happy
18 Gray

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Dandy Warhols: June 5, 2012 Irving Plaza – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 7, 2012
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[photo courtesy of Beanbag Amerika]

In their nearly two decades as a band, The Dandy Warhols have done just about everything that musicians can do, in and outside of the music world. What continues to be refreshing about this band is there’s no “coast” in their vocabulary. Last month the Dandy Warhols released their eight studio album This Machine, which while it flew under the radar of most of the fad of the month publications, nevertheless continued to solidify the band’s catalog. When Pitchfork accused the Dandy Warhols of “going through the motions” we hoped that it was a knee-jerk reaction to a new album of a band nearing their second decade and from a publication known for mailing in agenda-fueled reviews. The album’s tour came to NYC this week and we caught the Irving Plaza show with a bit of trepidation. We expected that a band on autopilot would have performed an hour set with a few new songs mixed into the main set and the classics to close the show. Fortunately, the Dandy Warhols were just getting started at the hour point — a couple of band members actually took a bathroom break. Instead the band plowed through twenty-two songs that covered material from every single one of their albums. We are streaming the much-requested “Lou Weed” from their debut album. When the show ended with an extended version of “Boys Better”, the Dandy Warhols had played for two hours and barely came up for air. If this epic Irving Plaza show proved anything, its that Pitchfork is going through the motions and were both cynical and lazy in their assessment. The Dandy Warhols are as vital as ever.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig on the floor of the venue in front of the balcony overhang with the microphone stand up to 15 feet to avoid the floor chatter. The sound quality is excellent. Enjoy!

Stream “Lou Weed”:

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Dandy Warhols
2012-06-05
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master
Front of Board Four-Track Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-06-06

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:55:33]
01 Be-In
02 We Used To Be Friends
03 [banter – Darth Vader]
04 Shakin
05 Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth
06 Good Morning
07 I Love You
08 You Were The Last High
09 Holding Me Up
10 You Come In Burned
11 Every Day Should Be a Holiday
12 [banter – bathroom]
13 Sad Vacation
14 Mohammed
15 The Autumn Carnival
16 Well They’re Gone
17 And Then I Dreamt of Yes
18 Lou Weed
19 Solid
20 Horse Pills
21 Bohemian Like You
22 Get Off
23 Godless
24 Boys Better

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Built To Spill: July 28, 2010 Irving Plaza – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

August 1, 2010
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Although known for their epic sets, including the several we recorded last yearBuilt to Spill’s set at Irving Plaza(thankfully renamed back from its brief, lame, “Fillmore East’ incarnation) was relatively short (clocking in around 80 minutes) and tighter than we expected.  That said, the band tore it up for every second that they were onstage, and frontman Doug Martsch’s vocals were dialed-in from moment one.   Playing very little of their recent There is No Enemy (though the leadoff of “Oh Yeah” was perfect), the band decided to play through the catalog, including an excellent version of their early classic, “Car” with the crowd fully behind it.  The band also played a highlight from their Live album, the Halo Benders cover “Virginia Reel Around the Fountain.”  The fact that a band’s 80-minute show is considered “short” is a testament to how much they normally give their fans.  In the end, not every show – even one with a serious player like Martsch – needs to serve up non-stop jams to be a winner.

We recorded this set from the center of the floor with the Schoeps and Neumann hypercardiod microphones parallel to each other on an 8-foot mic stand.  With some EQ tweaks to reduce some of the room characteristics, the sound is excellent.  Enjoy!

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Stream “Car”:

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Built to Spill
2010-07-28
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Premiere download available exclusively at nyctaper.com

Recorded by acidjack and nyctaper
Produced by acidjack 2010-07-30

Equipment: Neumann KM150+Schoeps CMC641>Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) (24/44.1)
Position: FOB, DFC, mics at 8′, both pointed at stacks
Mastering: 2×24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (EQ, mixdown, set fades, tracking, amplify and balance channels, smooth peaks, downsample to 16bit)>FLAC (level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:18:40]
01 Oh Yeah
02 Three Years Ago
03 Distopian Dream Girl
04 Kicked It In the Sun
05 Wherever You Go
06 Hindsight
07 The Plan
08 [tuning]
09 Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
10 [tuning]
11 Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
12 Carry the Zero
13 [encore break]
14 Time Trap
15 Car
16 Conventional Wisdom

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Dinosaur Jr. at Irving Plaza 2007 – lossless download

June 7, 2007
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When I first heard “Freak Scene” in 1988, I was absolutely floored. This was the dense guitar-driven post-punk to which I’d been listening since Mission of Burma through Husker Du, and now it had been taken to the next level. The Bug album essentially defines the genre, and stand as the epitome of the music that would later be co-opted by the media, and mass-marketed as watered down “grunge”.

In 1989, I did manage to see them live, and my ears are still ringing:

The original lineup of the great Dinosaur Jr. would only last through Bug, as bassist Lou Barlow quit in 1989. Ultimately the band did last into the mid-90’s, and then faded from consciousness, only to be reborn with the 2005 reunion. On June 6, 2007, I experienced another blast of sonic genius at Irving Plaza. The recording below captures the 2007 version of Dinosaur Jr. at their peak—older, wiser, and a tighter than the 1989 incarnation.

This recording was made from a prime location, with my best equipment. The results are outstanding. The band permits live audience recordings, and as a result, many of their live recordings are archived for our enjoyment at the excellent site FreeSoFree.

This recording is now available at the excellent FreeSoFree Dinosaur Jr. Archive [HERE].

Dinosaur Jr.
2007-06-06
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording
Recorded from Front of Board
Dead Center approximately 40 feet from the stage

Neumann KM-150’s (AK-50 Hypercardiod Capsules) > Apogee Minime > digital coaxial > M-Audio Microtrack

Setlist
[total time 1:12:50]
1 Almost Ready
2 Budge
3 Back To Your Heart
4 Been There All The Time
5 Little Fury Things
6 Out There
7 This Is All I Came To Do
8 Feel The Pain
9 Pick Me Up
10 What If I Knew
11 Kracked
12 Sludgefeast
13 Encore Break
14 Forget the Swan
15 Freak Scene
16 Chunks

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