Destroyer 3-31-2006 @ Variety Playhouse
As I continue converting my recordings from the past several months, I'll be posting them both here (as .mp3 files) and at Dimeadozen.org (in .flac format). Today I'm offering one set from what was a loaded night at Variety Playhouse.
On March 31, the marquee outside the VP was a bit crowded. Mates of State, Destroyer, Magnolia Electric Co., and Maria Taylor each played that night. I got there during the Maria Taylor set (oops!) but did manage to tape the other three acts. Available here now is Destroyer's set. Not my best recording, but it reflects the sound in the venue that night. Was a little "hollow" for my taste. Then again, nobody's yet asked me to quit grad school and be a sound engineer.
One word of warning -- don't worry with the tuning or banter tracks on this one unless you want the show to flow as it was played. Bejar almost never speaks so most of them are 28-48 seconds of dead air and stray notes. So there you go.
March 31, 2006
Taped and converted by Rich Vining
Taping: SP-CMC4's > batt box > Nomad Jukebox 3
Conversion: JB3 > Dell Inspiron 6000 > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CD WAV > mkwACT
03. European Oils
05. Your Blood
07. A Dangerous Woman Up to a Point
08. It's Gonna Take An Airplane
12. Streethawk II
14. Looter's Follies
There's a nice bio of Destroyer on the Merge Records site, where you can also purchase their wares. I imagine if you visit the awesome Catbirdseat.org on a regular basis you've seen much about Dan Bejar in the last several months as well.
Lossless enthusiasts, go download the .flac version from Dimeadozen.org here.
Stay tuned. More to come as I continue cleaning up the hard drive...