Deerhunter November 7, 2008 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 8, 2008

[photo (c) 2008 Taryn Looney — more here]

Last night’s performance by Deerhunter at the Music Hall of Williamsburg instantly catapulted into my Top Ten concerts list for 2008. As Deerhunter tours on the heels of their brilliant new CD Microcastle, the band is performing with relaxed confidence assured that their well-deserved rave reviews are reaching the right eyes and ears. We took particular note that on several occasions Bradford stepped back to the let the band shine — Moses drum work and Josh’s bass playing were outstanding. During the encore sequence, Bradford also took time to give Whitney her proper due and praised Lockett. In perfect sync, the band worked through a set heavy on Microcastle material sprinkled with a few rare nuggets, before awarding the crowd with five encores.

The audience at this concert was engaged and attentive, and the sound quality in the venue was as per usual absolutely superb. The sound tech for Deerhunter mixed the band to perfection. We recorded from the prime location in the venue and the sound quality is outstanding — a marked improvement over our September recording of Deerhunter. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded from FOB
Dead Center 20 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 1:24:23]
01 Cryptograms
02 Never Stops
03 Dr. Glass
04 Hazel St.
05 Nothing Ever Happened
06 Microcastle
07 Vox Celeste
08 Saved By Old Times
09 Fluorescent Grey
10 Calvary Scars II > Aux Out [encore break]
11 Microcastle Intro
12 Agoraphobia
13 [banter – Whitney blues and headstand]
14 Twilight At Carbon Lake
15 [banter]
16 Heatherwood
17 [banter – Moses come back]
18 Operation

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Deerhunter, visit their MySpace page, visit the band blog, and purchase Microcastle [here], their official releases from the Kranky Records site [here].

4 Responses to Deerhunter November 7, 2008 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. November 8, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    A few nice tidbits and links.
    Jeff Klingman’s excellent review of Microcastle can be read here:

    Also, we just love Rachel’s Deerhunter cartoon about last night’s show at the Beats Dont Fail Me Now blog:

  2. November 9, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    this is goddamn fantastic – for the concert, the recording quality, and the fact that i missed their first few songs. huge thanks!

  3. November 10, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Excellent review and some really nice upclose photos are at the Pop Tarts blog here:

  4. March 1, 2009 at 3:33 am

    The mp3 link is fine now.

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