Xiu Xiu August 28, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

August 29, 2008

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Xiu Xiu performed a tight fifty-five minute set to a nearly completely reverent crowd at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday night. On tour in support of their latest CD Women as Lovers, Xiu Xiu is anchored by the frenetic and captivating stage presence of leader Jamie Stewart but musically propelled as a trio by the superb percussion work of Ches Smith. Although the set was a nice mix of old and newer material, the brevity of the set and lack of encore left a sense of incompleteness to an otherwise excellent performance.

We recorded from the perfect location in this venue with our best mobile rig and the results are outstanding. Enjoy!

Evangelista was also recorded and will be posted next week.

This recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

Xiu Xiu
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Dead Center 30 Feet from PA

DPA 4021’s > Marantz PMD-660 (Oade BCM) > 16bit 44.1 wav > Soundforge (set fades, level boost, slight eq) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by

[Total Time 53:32]
01 [introduction]
02 Nieces Pieces
03 20,000 Deaths For Eidelyn Gonzales, 200,000 Deaths For Jamie Peterson
04 The Leash
05 Pox
06 Hello From Eau Claire
07 Sad Pony Guerrilla Girl
08 No Friend Oh
09 Don Diasco
10 F.T.W.
11 Bunny Gamer
12 Fabulous Muscles
13 Boy Soprano
14 Bog People

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Xiu Xiu, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their official releases, including the latest CD Women as Lovers at the Xiu Xiu Store at their Website [HERE].

4 Responses to Xiu Xiu August 28, 2008 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. August 29, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Nice review of the previous night’s Boston show here:

  2. dee
    August 30, 2008 at 12:51 am

    the thing with xiu xiu is that they have too many great songs! An over abundance… they’ll have to play for like 2 hours to give their trajectory some justice.

    I think it was well balanced, even if they didn’t play a couple of songs I would have loved to hear! Anyways, thanks for this. I was thinking about how much I wanted that Fabulous Muscles version…. you’ve got a cool thing going. Keep it up! :)

  3. August 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    thank you soooooooooooooo much, i was there and was wishing i had taken some pics/recorded even just one song.

  4. writergeek313
    September 2, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Thanks for taping Evangelista, too. They’re phenomenal, and I’m looking forward to hearing their set. I’d really wanted to try to make one of the northeast dates, but I couldn’t squeeze an 8-hour roundtrip into my schedule last week.

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