Here is my recording of Neutral Milk Hotel playing Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma, CA on June 11, 2015. Overall I would rate the quality as excellent, with the only issues being faithfully representative of the sound that night. I will seed the partial Robert Schneider recording sometime in the future. In the mean time please enjoy this second source for the last Neutral Milk Hotel gig “for the foreseeable future.” Recording notes and details follow the download links below.
24/96 FLAC [DIME torrent]:
24/96 FLAC [etree torrent]: etree torrent removed by request
mp3: [entire show, zip download]:
I offer up no apologies for taking a while on seeding this. A recording of this show popped up nearly instantly after Neutral Milk Hotel delivered what may well have been their final show. To the best of my knowledge that recording is anonymous but was seeded by the user BLG in multiple formats and locations around the web. It’s a great quality recording, but it does have a few drawbacks in my opinion. Namely the crowd noise is pretty hefty – it sounds like the taper was right up in front. The vocals and high frequency content are also slightly drowned out. I hadn’t been to this venue before but guessed over-powering bass might be an issue and preemptively enabled the filter on my battery box. That turned out to be a pretty good decision. I also recorded about the second half or so of opener Robert Schneider’s set, which allowed me to get a decent level check and set prior to NMH taking stage. A few moments of 0 dB clipping occurred due to some heartfelt applause which I have cleaned up in this master.
I was seated in the front row of the balcony, dead center. Thanks to the prime location, the filter, and 24/96 recording I am very pleased with this recording. I accidentally stopped recording just at the completion of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (at 3:09). I missed about 10 seconds, but to gracefully mask this I have spliced in 25 seconds worth of audio from the other (anonymous) recording of this show which was originally seeded by BLG. Thanks for sharing!
Neutral Milk Hotel
June 11, 2015
Source: Core Sound Binaurals > Battery Box w/ Bass Roll-Off Filter > Roland R-05 [24/96 wav]
Transfer: R-05 > USB > PC
Edit: Sony Sound Forge Pro 11.0 > FLAC 1.3 > Tag & Rename 3.9.3
01) I Will Bury You In Time
02) Holland, 1945
03) The King Of Carrot Flowers Pt. One
04) The King Of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three
05) In The Aeroplane Over The Sea [cut 3:09]*
06) Ferris Wheel on Fire
08) April 8th
09) Two-Headed Boy
10) The Fool
11) A Baby For Pree / Glow Into You
12) Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone
13) Song Against Sex
14) Ruby Bulbs
15) Snow Song Pt. One
16) Oh Comely
17) Little Birds
18) Ghost ^
19) Untitled ^
20) Two-Headed Boy Pt. Two
*I accidentally stopped recording just at the completion of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (3:09). I missed about 10 seconds, but to gracefully mask this I have spliced in 25 seconds worth of audio from the other (anonymous) recording of this show which was originally seeded by BLG. Thanks for sharing!
^ with Robert Schneider
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