Crystal Stilts: April 26, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

April 29, 2009

[photo courtesy of Music Snobbery]

Chris at the Music Snobbery blog has a reputation for booking major acts at his anniversary show, and this year was no different. On Sunday night, Crystal Stilts headlined the show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken — their previous appearance on nyctaper was a headlining gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg, a venue about five times larger than Maxwell’s. This intimate set was a pleasure to behold. The band was energetic and the interactions with the crowd were hilarious — particularly Kyle’s references to his New Jersey roots. The set contains a furious “Love is a Wave” opener, another version of The Gun Club classic “Mother of Earth”, and a new song tentatively called “12 String”. After some humorous give and take with the crowd, the band was prodded to perform two encores, closing with a wild take of the Velvet Underground.

We recorded this set with the Neumann microphones in the standard location at this venue — front and center of the soundboard booth — mixed with a XLR feed from the board into the R-44. The four channel mix was perfected in post-production and we are quite happy to offer an professional quality recording of this outstanding set. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Crystal Stilts
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > 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

[Total Time 45:02]
01 [introduction]
02 Love is a Wave
03 Through The Floor
04 Mother Of Earth (Gun Club)
05 Crystal Stilts
06 The Dazzled
07 SinKing
08 [banter]
09 Sycamore Tree
10 12 String
11 Sugar Baby
12 For The Love Of Ivy (Gun Club)
13 [encore break]
14 Converging in the Quiet
15 Temptation Inside Your Heart (Velvets)

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Crystal Stilts, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their latest album Alight of Night from links at their MySpace page, including at Insound [here] and purchase their new single “Love Is a Wave” at InSound [here].

3 Responses to Crystal Stilts: April 26, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Richie
    April 29, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Can’t wait to give this a listen. Maybe pushing my luck here, but did you record Mahogany’s set that evening too?

  2. April 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Yes, recorded all three.

  3. Richie
    April 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm


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