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Sunday, October 24, 2010

[Live MP3s] LILYS at ATP NY 2008

In the hypothetical world where I'm actually able to post things in a timely manner, I would've shared this live set early last month in honor of the third edition of ATP NY in the Catskills. That was the plan, anyway. While I didn't attend this year, nor last, I had a blast at the first installment in '08. The lineups haven't quite been strong enough across-the-board to get me back there, but I'm sure it'll happen again.

One of the reasons I made that 4-hour drive west to Monticello was to see a rare live appearance by Kurt Heasley and whoever was comprising the rest of his Lilys. Hand-picked by Kevin Shields of 2008 fest curators My Bloody Valentine to play on the last of ATP NY's 3 days, Kurt & co. played the smaller 2nd stage to an appreciative crowd. Mr. Shields loves Lilys enough to have invited them to play more of the reunited MBV's tourdates, but that's all we've seen or heard from Kurt in the years before or since. Apparently, no matter what you're doing, when Kevin calls, you come.

Here's the Lilys' set from ATP NY 2008, and check below the setlist for more Lilys-related love. As you sit there, send a little wish out into the void that we get some surprise Lilys' news sometime very soon...


Live at All Tomorrow's Parties NYC 2008
in Monticello, NY
on Sunday, September 21st, 2008

[Download the set as a 82 MB .zip file]

01. Cambridge California
02. Nanny In Manhattan
03. Shovel Into Spade Kit
04. Can't Make Your Life Better
05. Squares
06. Precollection
07. Perception Room
08. Who Is Moving
09. The Tennis System
10. Paz en el Hogar
11. Ginger

(setlisted but sadly not played - "Returns Every Morning")

  • File under "Boston music blogger confluence": As I was fine-tuning this post a couple days back, Jay, my compatriot over at Clicky Clicky, shared up his own Lilys-centric post - a you-tubed video of the band performing "Ginger" many moons ago. Go, look, listen, and read.

  • The esteemed WFMU has been broadcasting live (and sharing live sets) from ATP NY every year so far. Head here and look through the live archive for sets from all three ATP editions. Even better: Hit up the Free Music Archive, where some of the ATP artists have allowed their sets to be permanently stored.

  • This year, NPR got on the ATP train, and started sharing live set broadcasts as well. Here's where you can find recordings from the ATP 2010 lineup.

  • The Boston Phoenix's music blog, On The Download, has select live cuts from ATP 2010 up for your viewing pleasure, shot on their own Flip video camera (or "Phlipcam", as they call it). Check out a few live songs here.

  • Listen to any and all 'Nac-hosted Mp3s at the Hype Machine, or stream them while reading by using Shuffler.

    the fine print... If anyone has an issue with these MP3s being made available, just let me know (my contact info in the 'nac faq). Live sets recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps Mp3s. Files are generally made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.


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