Luxury Wafers Exclusive: As Tall As Lions, Live @ Chessvolt Studios with Videos and Mp3s

by Landry on September 17, 2009

astallaslions_10_luxurywafersAs Tall As Lions was such a fun session. Transcendent, really. As soon as the guys opened their roadcases and liberated their instruments,  extraordinary, joyful chaos took hold. I hadn’t quite expected their wonderful level of soulful exuberance – Daniel Nigro and the band (minus their drummer) were aflame with inspiration – at 10:30 in the morning!
Needless to say it was rich and refreshing.
Apparently Julio had been lost, out all night, partying liberally, but, by grace, he made it to the session in plenty of time (albeit naked….but don’t worry, he clothed himself). The band went freeform during setup, jamming, writing new songs off the cuff, seeming to have a barrel of fun. By the time recording was finished, the whole place lit up and everyone present gleamed with a radiant sparkle. In fact, the session was so inspiring that our video guy went nuts and edited almost all the footage taken during As Tall As Lions’ visit with us. Perfect, since the band’s Velcro quality is enhanced hundred-fold by seeing them in action. As Tall As Lions recently put out a great record, but their real juice lies in their live act – in person, the band endears, engages and compels. All truly good guys and talented multi-instrumentalists, the 5 went all-acoustic (no headphones, which was nice), creating a remarkable and memorable session for all. Except for Julio, maybe.

As Tall As Lions – Circles – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

As Tall As Lions – Go Easy – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

As Tall As Lions – We’s Been Waiting – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

As Tall As Lions – Piano Jam – Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

Listen to the Exclusive Live Tracks (option/click to download):

Go Easy [mp3]

We’s Been Waiting [mp3]

Lost My Mind [mp3]

Buy You Can’t Take It With You. Visit As Tall As Lions’ Website.  Now go see their tour dates and get to a live show near you. As Tall As Lions is on tour with Mutemath now through mid-November, then with Minus the Bear.

    { 14 comments… read them below or add one }

    Randall September 19, 2009 at 5:45 am

    Any reason the ‘Go Easy’ download isn’t working?

    Landry September 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Technical glitch. Try ‘Go Easy’ now.

    Randall September 20, 2009 at 4:51 am

    Sweet! Thank you.

    Mar September 27, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    This is amazing! Thanks so much for posting this.

    thestorywelive September 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    these are extremly talented everyone get the new album You Can’t Take it With You. Brings out a great message!

    Adam September 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    That was a great session. Thanks for the free downloads!

    Liisa September 29, 2009 at 6:35 am

    This is awesome. I really enjoyed "Lost My Mind"!

    Keyla September 29, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    These videos are great, I can’t get over how great Dan’s voice is. Its full of soul!

    caroline October 1, 2009 at 1:13 am

    haha julio is so funny and they are amazing live!!! ahhh i wish i could meet all of them someday.

    lorafinn October 3, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Haha looking good boys! great videos too cant wait to see ATAL live again next month!

    Michaela October 19, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks a bunch! The videos are great.

    Sam Ansel October 19, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    I kinda like it better acoustic. even though all the effects are gone, i think it sounds pretty bombin and a lot of songs can’t do that.

    Fritz October 26, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    So much feeling, damn. Real good videos from a very good band.

    Neeck March 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Is there any way to get an mp3 of the Circles recording?

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