Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 24, 2016 Union Pool

April 17, 2016

Sunburned Hand of the Man

It would barely even register as hyperbole to call Sunburned Hand of the Man one of greatest improvisational/psych acts of our time. They are responsible for 116 separate releases, if Discogs is to be believed; and I suspect that number to be much higher in reality, owing to the scarcity of many of their small-batch, handmade releases. The group doesn’t get out much these days, so any performance is sacred. Embarking on a road trip headed down to Three Lobed’s Sweet Sixteen Spectacular show in Raleigh, the loose collective coalesced this March for a brief series of dates with mainstays John Moloney, Ron Schneiderman, and Rob Thomas, plus newcomers Matt Robidoux (ex-Speedy Ortiz) and Jeremy Pisani. Their Union Pool set is one for the books: a rarity within a rarity, Sunburned plays some rehearsed jams, including recognizable songs “The Jaybird” and “Son of Jaybird” off 2001’s difficult-to-find Jaybird. Guesting on vocal duties for those two tracks is New-York-by-way-of-North-Carolina troubadour Frank Hurricane. We’ll soon also have Sunburned’s Raleigh set posted, but in the meantime you can get lost in this monster sesh.

I recorded this set from our usual location in the venue, with a board feed from Union Pool FOH, Robert. As usual for this room, the sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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Sunburned Hand of the Man with Frank Hurricane

Sunburned Hand of the Man
Union Pool
Brooklyn, NY

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Recorded and produced by Eric PH

Soundboard (engineer: Doug) + AKG C480B/CK63 > Roland R-26 > 2xWAV (24/48) > Adobe Audition CC (align, compression, mixdown, normalize, fades) + Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, exciter) > Audacity 2.0.5 (downsample, dither, tracking, tagging) > FLAC (16/44.1, level 8)

Tracks [01:03:23]
01. Between Faces
02. [tuning]
03. The Jaybird (feat. Frank Hurricane)
04. [banter]
05. Double Purity
06. Bosom
07. Clardy
08. [encore break]
09. Son of Jaybird (feat. Frank Hurricane)

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4 Responses to Sunburned Hand of the Man: March 24, 2016 Union Pool

  1. April 23, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Thank you!!!

  2. mike
    April 24, 2016 at 9:49 am

    great set and thanks a ton, Eric!!

  3. EricPH
    April 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying it! Love the Sunburned!

  4. Dave S.
    May 3, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Thanks for this one Eric!

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