Kevin Devine: December 1, 2012 Webster Hall (3 Full Albums!) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

December 14, 2012

[photos by Corry Arnold – courtesy of Impose Magazine]

He’s been recording albums for more than ten years, and Kevin Devine decided to have a party to celebrate. And what a party it was, as Kevin came bearing gifts in the form of three of his albums played straight through in three sets at Webster Hall on Saturday last. He performed his first album Circle Gets The Square as a solo acoustic set, and mixed in one new Sandy-inspired song. The final two sets and the encores were played with two different version of the band, as set two consisted of the latest album Between the Concrete and Clouds with a stripped down God Damn Band, and the final set of Split the Country, Split the Street (and encores) with a full version of the band. This was an ambitious undertaking, but in the end it proved that Kevin and the God Damn Band were up to the task. Overall, the night saw the performance of thirty-eight separate songs in close to three full hours of music — a marathon of sorts, but also a full-scale celebration of the career thus far of one of indie-pop’s great songwriters and perhaps one of its most under-appreciated ones at that. The result was one of the best shows we saw all year.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser cards mounted in front of the soundboard in the balcony and mixed with a superb soundboard feed. For the first set, I did not fully reset my levels after a high-volume soundcheck, so that Kevin’s quiet set has low levels on the master that had to be boosted, leading to some ambient noise. For the second set, everything was dialed in perfectly and the sound is superb. Finally, the rowdiness of the now-drunk crowd is maybe a bit too apparent in the third set, which sounds excellent but has quite a bit of shouting, even with the board feed boosted. With those caveats, enjoy!

Stream “Protest Singer”:

Stream “Between The Concrete and the Clouds”:

Stream “Cotton Crush”:

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Kevin Devine
Webster Hall
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Audience Matrix

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, downsample set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and Tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
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[Set 1 – Total Time 43:51]
01 [introduction]
02 Fingerprints and Photographs
03 [banter – Circle]
04 Write Your Story Now
05 Protest Singer
06 Guys With Record Collections
07 [banter – John]
08 If We Meet Today
09 [new song intro]
10 From Here
11 This Box Is Empty
12 Working in Quiet
13 Letting a Good One Go
14 Confessional at 6 PM
15 [banter – thanks]
16 Lullaby For a Snow Faced Girl
[Set 2 – Total Time 44:09]
17 Off-Screen
18 The First Hit
19 [banter]
20 Sleepwalking Through My Life
21 Awake In the Dirt
22 Between the Concrete and the Clouds
23 11-17
24 [band introductions]
25 Wait Out the Wreck
26 A Story A Sneak
27 The City Has Left You Alone
28 I Used To Be Someone
[Set 3 – Total Time 1:15:45]
29 Cotton Crush
30 Afterparty
31 No Time Flat
32 [banter]
33 Keep Ringing Your Bell
34 No One Elses Problem
35 Buried By The Buzz
36 Haircut
37 Probably
38 Alabama Acres
39 Yr Damned Ol Dad
40 [band introductions]
41 The Shift Change Splits The Streets
42 You Are The Daybreak
43 Lord I Know We Dont Talk
44 [encore break]
45 Every Famous Last Word
46 Just Stay
47 Noose Dressed Like A Necklace
48 [banter – thanks]
49 My Brothers Blood

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9 Responses to Kevin Devine: December 1, 2012 Webster Hall (3 Full Albums!) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

  1. Michael Fader
    December 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Great show, didn’t know much of his work before that night but I’m in love with it now

  2. ash
    December 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    this is a treat.

  3. Geoff
    December 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you! Amazing quality of what sounds to have been the best show ever.

  4. Colin
    December 17, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    This is great, I am so glad that I get to hear this show, having missed it live…

    Here’s to hoping he does another triple set with the rest of his albums!

  5. Tynan
    December 22, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Thanks so much for recording this show. I wanted to go so bad but unfortunately live in Wisconsin. Odds of making it definitely weren’t looking to good. Love KD. Very excited to listen!

  6. January 7, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    this is incredible. you are a saint sir.

  7. January 7, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Hardly. I neither wrote nor performed any of the music. Merely captured it on a digital card and mixed it down. The real “saint” is the performer, who also invited me to the show. Not that I would have missed it anyway!

  8. Pete
    March 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This concert still gives me chills!!

  9. David
    April 13, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Omg what a find!! Thanks so much for posting this, Sir. Girlfriend and I flew down from Canada to see this show; this will make for a wonderful souvenir:)

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