Thunder Power: June 19, 2009 Monster Island – Flac and MP3 Downloads

July 7, 2009

[photo courtesy of frankd – more here]

Each of the out of town bands that performed at the NYCTaper Monster Island Basement show on June 19 were special in their own right — superb performances and excellent people. Thunder Power had the distinction of traveling the farthest and working the hardest to get to the gig. Despite the obvious fatigue, the band delivered a charged set that highlighted (as Daytrotter described) their “discomforting” yet beautiful indie pop. The set featured four songs from their outstanding debut EP Love Yourself, and one song from the new co-EP (with Alessi’s Ark) Friendships, along with two as yet unreleased tracks. Although Thunder Power is most instantly recognizable through the unique vocals of Kacynna Tompsett, we were quite impressed with the excellent interplay between the guitarists and the outstanding keyboard work of Ian Simons.

This set was recorded from the identical location and equipment as The Rest recording from this night, and has the same quality and same limitations. Enjoy!

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Thunder Power
Monster Island Basement
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Recorded 10 Feet from Main 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 30:38]
01 Lucky To Be Alive
02 Your Pantry
03 Bloodwater
04 Home Office
05 Bite Marx
06 Imaginary Rules
07 Take A Hike

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Thunder Power, visit their website, visit their MySpace page, and purchase Love Yourself from the Slumber Party Records website [here], and purchase Friendships from the Thunder Party Big Cartel webpage [here].

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