As you might be aware, Anamanaguchi is currently in the throes of their East Coast tour. They’ve already played Brooklyn, Philly, Richmond and DC, and still have shows in North Carolina, West Virginia, New York City and Boston to play before the tour is complete.
But what about those of you who don’t live on the East Coast? Or those of you who were planning to see them tonight at their now-cancelled Atlanta show? Thanks to “live music archivist” Dan Lynch (aka nyctaper), there’s a solution! Kind of!
Over the weekend, nyctaper posted a wonderful series of recordings from Anamanaguchi’s sold-out Brooklyn show at The Knitting Factory. Using a set-up involving four separate microphones and a bunch of software I’ve never heard of, he produced an absolutely stunning chronicle of the show. If you’ve ever seen Anamanaguchi live, you’ll immediately recognize the high-energy atmosphere captured here, and if you haven’t, know that this is a pretty incredible approximation of the experience.
The MP3s are being given out free of charge, but – and hopefully this goes without saying – please support Anamanaguchi if you enjoy these. Not every band would be down with something like this, and we need to show our appreciation in every way we can. Check out the new merch they added to their store to kick the tour off, tell your friends about them, do whatever. JUST BE COOL, OKAY?