Wild Nothing: February 13, 2010 Monster Island + March 12, 2010 Music Hall – Flac and MP3 Downloads (Streaming Samples)

June 19, 2010

[photo by nyctaper]

Wild Nothing is a band who we have been hearing much about lately. They are scheduled to play one of the free Governor’s Island shows tomorrow (Saturday June 19), after having played a “secret show” last night at Death By Audio. We had the opportunity to catch this current buzz band twice during the winter, and left impressed by their skillful presentation of 80’s influenced dream pop. After Wild Nothing was discovered and signed by Captured Tracks’ Mike Sniper, Jack Tatum’s Virginia-based bedroom songs formed a four-piece live band and came to NYC in February to play two shows at Monster Island. The second night lineup including sets previously featured at nyctaper by Frankie Rose and So Cow. These two debut NYC shows were in conjunction with the release of their single “Summer Holiday”, which closed the set. A month later, we saw Wild Nothing at a much larger venue, opening for Woods and Real Estate (also previously featured on nyctaper) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. In June, the band’s debut full length was released and received “best new music” from Pitchfork, and glowing reviews elsewhere. These two recordings were captured at divergent sized and sounding venues, but give an excellent indication that Wild Nothing is worthy of such neat praise.

The Monster Island set was recorded with microphones mounted ten feet from the stage and a direct soundboard line. The four-track mixdown enhances the strengths of both feeds. The Music Hall set was recorded with four microphones at the front corner of the soundboard. Both recordings, although quite different in feel, have outstanding sound quality. Enjoy!

Streaming Samples of Wild Nothing:
“O Lilac” at Monster Island

“Summer Holiday” at Music Hall

Direct download of MP3 files:
Monster Island (HERE)
Music Hall (HERE)

Download the Complete show in FLAC:
Monster Island [HERE]
Music Hall [HERE]

Wild Nothing
Monster Island Basement
Brooklyn, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Neumann KM-150s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 16bit 44.1kHz 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 30:22]
01 Confirmation
02 Live In Dreams
03 Nothing’s Wrong
04 The Witching Hour
05 O Lilac
06 Gemini
07 Summer Holiday


Wild Nothing
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY USA

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded from Front of Soundboard Booth

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > 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 26:53]
01 Nothing’s Wrong
02 The Witching Hour
04 O Lilac
05 Gemini
06 Summer Holiday

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Wild Nothing, visit their MySpace page, and purchase their debut album Gemini from the Captured Tracks website [HERE].

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