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ON TOUR // Oneida Announce Summer Tour, Stream New “RPT” Via BrooklynVegan

Brooklyn legend Oneida may be at a venue near you this summer! Starting July 17th at Glasslands in Brooklyn the band will hit ten cities along the East Coast and Midwest. Bringing along the usual merch the band also have limited edition cassettes called The Brah Tapes which include original live and studio material from the last five years and will only be available on this tour.

To preview the tapes, this morning Brooklyn Vegan premiered “RPT”, which you can listen to above.

Here’s what Bobby Matador had to say on the track,
“A total burner. Recorded live at the Ocropolis with an audience, at one of our public in-studio events that inspired the remote Ocropolis performance installations of 2009-2011. Showtime plays the bass. Titled “RPT” at its birth, this tune is usually known within the O as “Kaddenium” or “Kaddenmium,” after the uncatalogued element discovered by renegade scientist David Kadden. The scientific establishment, unable to reach consensus on its precise atomic weight, has at least agreed that this shit is extremely heavy.”


TOUR DATES
[ticket links: jagjaguwar.com/tour]
Thurs. July 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
Fri. July 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Sat. July 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
Sun. July 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland
Mon. July 28 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
Tues. July 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise
Wed. July 30 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Thurs. July 31 – Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Fri. August 1 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sat. August 2 – Erie, PA @ The Beer Mug

Journey On, Jason Molina


Jagjaguwar would not exist today if it weren’t for Jason Molina.

I met Jason Molina for the first time in 1997, when he performed as Songs: Ohia in Charlottesville, Virginia at the sushi-restaurant-venue named Tokyo Rose. I was the promoter and sound person for the show. Jason had just released his debut album, and due to his newfound renown, the one-year-old Bloomington, Indiana record label he was on, Secretly Canadian, was growing by leaps and bounds.

It goes without saying that Jason’s performance that evening was a special kind of evocative. His one-of-a-kind voice soared through whatever obstacles the rickshaw sound system of Tokyo Rose put in front of him, and that night Charlottesville learned that Jason was not only a poet but an evangelist. So many of us left the show with an immensely personal and abiding bond to his messianic song-craft. In the years to come, Jason’s extraordinary efficacy in making new fans and keeping them, combined with his uncanny work ethic, would carry the fledgling label Secretly Canadian a very long way.

That night I also met Chris Swanson for the very first time. I had spoken with the co-founder of Secretly Canadian on the phone numerous times, but I had never met him in person. Shortly thereafter I would ask him to become my partner in Jagjaguwar. Chris would say yes, but only if I was willing to move the label to Bloomington. So in 1999 I moved to the Midwest. Jason would become a friend and a neighbor. In that same year, Jason offered to Chris and I the recording entitled “Journey On” for release on Jagjaguwar. It was a house-warming gift, and it would become one side of a split 7-inch record. The other side was a recording called “Fat Bobby’s Black Thumb” by the Brooklyn band Oneida, who Jason knew from his days at Oberlin. And so Jason connected Jagjaguwar to Oneida, and Oneida would become a very important flagship artist for Jagjaguwar during our early, insecure period as a label, when we were first trying to reach out beyond our Virginia roots. If Jason was still here with us today, I could imagine him fondly recasting the split 7-inch as some defining “blood oath” between the Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar brotherhoods.

It’s one of the things I miss the most about Jason when I think of him now. He was a genius for the way he stated things so strongly and so convincingly, concerned only with communicating what he thought was the most beautiful, possible truth. He revised history to establish sacrosanct bonds, and he was always generous in his recollections. He was a masterful, charismatic storyteller. But his ecstatic truths were not fictions. He was right most of the time. Most of the time.

So I will say it again, but with even more conviction this time: Jagjaguwar would not exist today if it weren’t for Jason Molina.

Journey on, Jason Molina. You commanded respect not only for yourself but for all of us. You carried us on your back to ecstatic heights. The whole Jagjaguwar family shall miss you dearly.

– Darius Van Arman


WATCH // Oneida Share Live Video, Announce EU & UK Tour Dates

Oneida are celebrating their 15th year as a band (WOW!). How exactly are they celebrating? GOING ON TOUR in support of their latest album, A List Of The Burning Mountains! The band has shared a handful of European dates with us, plus a brand new live video – shot during their anniversary show at Secret Project Robot last December. Stream the video above and check out the tour dates below!

TOUR DATES:
03/15/13 London, UK – Corsica Studios
03/16/13 Oslo, NO – Bla
03/17/13 Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
03/18/13 Berlin, DE – Comet Club
03/19/13 Prague, CZ – Chapeau Rouge
03/20/13 Munich, DE – Feierwerk
03/21/13 Milan, IT – Magnolia
03/22/13 Ravenna, IT – Bronson
03/23/13 Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
03/24/13 Cagliari, IT – Interno 24
06/14/13 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Festival

WATCH // Kids Millions Plays with Yo La Tengo on Jimmy Fallon

Did you watch Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday? If you didn’t, you should have! Kid Millions (Oneida) joined Yo La Tengo to play “Ohm.” He was one of THREE drummers, the other two were YLT’s Georgia Hubley (of course) and Fred Armisen. Watch above.

And if that isn’t enough – Questlove, Kids Millions, Georgia Hubley and Fred Armisen had a drum-off/jam session following the performance. We’re not kidding. Enjoy the madness HERE.

Wild Horses by Oneida
Run Through My Hair by Oneida
Up With People by Oneida
Preteen Weaponry (edit) by Oneida
What's Up, Jackal? by Oneida
Saturday by Oneida
I Will Haunt You by Oneida

07/30/14
Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle

07/31/14
Detroit, MI - Trinosophes

08/01/14
Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

08/02/14
Erie, PA - The Beer Mug

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USA
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5438 Winding Way Drive
Houston, TX 77091
p: (713) 688-4854
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Europe/UK:
PUSCHEN - Andreas Oberschelp
Greifenhagener Str. 62
10437 Berlin, Germany
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