The War On Drugs: July 21, 2012 Mulcahy’s Wantagh NY – Flac/MP3/Streaming

August 13, 2012

[photo by Patrick Barthel]

The Shine A Light Music Festival took place a few weeks back, and we’ve already posted the Luna reunion (here). As our regular readers are aware, The War On Drugs is one of my favorite current bands. The addition of this set to the site is by no means an afterthought, but the result of a discovery. Due to technical problems, I had written this recording off as a non-post, but after a re-listen and re-evaluation this week, the sound quality is far above what I expected. The show was also something special. The War On Drugs arrived early at the gig and had already soundchecked by the time I got there and set up. The band was interacting and mingling with all of the members of the Tommy Brull Foundation for several hours before their set, so that by the time they took the stage The War On Drugs felt like they were playing to friends. The show contained a nice mix of their material, but also some entertaining banter, a “guest” guitarist, and even some gentle ribbing of nyctaper.

I recorded this show with the Sennheiser 8040’s on-stage and running through the snake and mixed with a board feed. Unfortunately, there was a problem with the phantom power of the mics, so this set is the straight board feed. Its not optimal for sound quality, but its certainly a good listen. Enjoy!

Stream “Coming Through”:

This recording is now available for download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

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War On Drugs
Shine A Light Festival
Wantagh, NY USA

Digital Master Soundboard Recording

Soundboard > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2012-08-11

[Total Time 1:16:58]
01 Best Night
02 Coming Through
03 [banter – Dylan email]
04 Baby Missiles
05 Your Love Is Calling My Name
06 The Animator
07 Come To The City
08 [banter – Chris Mullin]
09 I Was There
10 [banter]
11 Brothers
12 [banter – Neil]
13 Taking the Farm
14 Black Water Falls
15 A Needle in Your Eye No 16

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3 Responses to The War On Drugs: July 21, 2012 Mulcahy’s Wantagh NY – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Bengt Frost
    August 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Also one of my favorite bands. Thanks for sharing!

  2. August 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Never heard them sound so angry before. Sounds almost like “Hard Rain” :)

    Thanks for this, again.

  3. Peter from Germany
    September 20, 2012 at 7:23 am

    And there: another great concert, thanx. I hope they’ll play somewhere near soon.

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