Ponytail: January 23, 2009 Bell House – Flac and MP3 Downloads

January 24, 2009

[photo courtesy of Jonny Leather]

Its almost unfair to offer this show as simply an audio recording. A huge aspect of the experience of a live Ponytail performance is the visualization of the unique quartet feeding off the manic energy of the crowd. Last night at a packed Bell House, as lead singer Molly Siegel gyrated to the beat, the entire front half of the audience followed in sync. Her yips and yelps provided the fourth layer of a soundscape that begins with a feverish beat and two frantic lead guitars. We had not seen Ponytail since their Mercury gig in July, but were impressed at their level of maturity in the last six months — which is remarkable considering that nyctaper selected their June ATJ performance at one of the top ten shows of the year.

We recorded this set inside of the roped-off and elevated soundboard area. We offer many thanks to Bell House for their courtesy and the band for their permission. The sound quality of this recording is superb. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Bell House
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded Next to Soundboard

Neumann KM-150’s > Monster Cable > Apogee Mini-Me > digital coax > M-Audio Microtrack 24/96 > 24bit 48kHz wav > Soundforge 8.0 (level adjustments, downsample) > CD Wave 1.75 > Flac Frontend (level 7) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total time 46:09]
01 7 Souls
02 Beg Waves
03 Late For School
04 Untitled [new song]
05 Music Tunes
06 Bermuda Triangle
07 Die Allman Bruder
08 Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel)
09 [encore break]
10 Small Wevs

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Ponytail, visit their myspace page, and purchase their official releases [HERE] and [HERE].

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