Live radio recordings on vinyl have always presented a certain aesthetic to me, I’ve always felt the live recordings, on vinyl, were as close as you can get to the musicians’ actual sound. Of course, there is a typical rare element too, as many ‘live on the radio’ sessions tend to be limited run and that seals the deal for me.
Thanks to the good folks at Inflated Records, we can get lost in a swirling spiral of laid back psychedelia orchestrated live by Matt Mondanile for WFMU back in 2008. It’s a limited pressing of 500, 250 on yellow vinyl, and was officially released last night at the Glasslands show in Brooklyn, curated by Georgia Kral of Microphone Memory Emotion. The Mall is one of my favorite Ducktails songs, and leaves a haunting mark on me each time I hear it on my Real Estate: Live On The Radio LP.
Ducktails: The Mall (Live on WFMU 2008)
Photo sent to me by McG with my copy of The Report