Megafaun: March 30, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

April 6, 2011

[photo by Maryanne Ventrice – courtesy of Prefix Magazine]

Inexplicably, prior to their three straight nights opening for the Mountain Goats, I had not seen Megafaun live. I had seen Brad Cook on stage with Bon Iver and with Sharon Van Etten, but the true Megafaun experience had eluded me. These three shows confirmed what I had been told — this band is a heck of a lot of fun on stage. Their albums are enjoyably rich americana, but live the band takes on the gregarious personalities of the three members. The banter is hilarious, the songs compel audience participation and ad lib/improv bits add color the material. The final of the three nights was the band’s tightest and most enjoyable performance, but really we could have posted any or all three of their opening sets. Catch Megafaun again in NYC next week, Saturday April 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, opening for Sharon Van Etten.

I recorded this set with the Neumann’s pointed at the stacks from the balcony rail and mixed with an excellent soundboard feed. The sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Carolina Days”:

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY 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 2011-04-05

[Total Time 45:25]
01 [introduction]
02 Beloved Binge
03 Carolina Days
04 [banter]
05 Real Slow [new song]
06 Volunteers
07 Worried Mind
08 [banter2]
09 His Robe
10 [banter3]
11 The Longest Day
12 Lazy Suicide
13 The Process

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Megafaun, visit their website, and purchase their official releases from Hometapes Records [HERE].

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3 Responses to Megafaun: March 30, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

  1. April 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Thanks so much for posting this! Megafaun is awesome

  2. Anthony
    April 7, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I love these guys and they’re super fun live, thanks!

  3. April 9, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Was hoping for this! THANK YOU! Cant wait to hear some the new songs… Thanks for the SBD, always appreciated!

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