Fiery Furnaces: November 4, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

November 6, 2009

[photo by nyctaper]

The ever-evolving musical identity of the Fiery Furnaces was on display on Wednesday at Maxwell’s. As the band has performed as a traditional guitar/bass/drums/vocals quartet for more than a year, the format was the same but the band’s extensive touring and familiarity with each other has allowed the music to be extended and experimented. While Eleanor’s banter — “we went to Europe last month and we became a jam band” — was meant in jest, it is clear that the Furnaces are comfortable enough in the current configuration to open up and stretch the music. It was no coincidence that after the “jam band” comment, the band launched into an absolutely ferocious version of “Japanese Slippers” that highlighted Eleanor’s seat-of-your-pants vocal delivery with Matt’s increasingly angular guitar.

I recorded another soundboard/audience mix at Maxwell’s with incredible results thanks in large part to the work of the two sound technicians on hand to run the system. Enjoy!

The Fiery Furnaces are current on tour through the end of the month (dates here), and will also return to NYC for shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 11, and Bowery Ballroom on December 12.

Direct download of MP3 files (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC [HERE].

Fiery Furnaces
Hoboken, NJ USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 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 1:22:23]
01 Rub Alcohol Blues
02 Charmaine Champagne
03 [banter/jam]
04 Duplexes Of The Dead
05 Automatic Husband
06 Ex-Guru
07 Cut The Cake
08 Ray Bouvier
09 Chris Michaels
10 The End Is Near
11 Staring at the Steeple
12 Up In The North
13 Drive to Dallas
14 Keep Me in the Dark
15 Evergreen
16 Worry Worry
17 Wolf Notes
18 I’m In No Mood
19 A Candymaker’s Knife in my Handbag
20 I’m In No Mood
21 Single Again
22 Blueberry Boat
23 In My Little Thatched Hut
24 Japanese Slippers
25 Here Comes The Summer
26 I’m Waiting to Know You (Matt vocals)
27 Quay Cur

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2 Responses to Fiery Furnaces: November 4, 2009 Maxwell’s – Flac and MP3 Downloads

  1. Richie
    November 8, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Love these guys, thank you very much for the recording!

  2. MattP
    November 10, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks NYC Taper! I can only hope they pull off a setlist like this for the show I’m going to tomorrow! cheers.

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