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Oneida Returns With “A List of the Burning Mountains” LP in November – Listen to a Preview


Oneida has a new LP coming out on November 13th! Stream a preview of A List of the Burning Mountains above.

A List of the Burning Mountains is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers Oneida. It was recorded at the Ocropolis, the band’s longtime studio, and it is a powerful, sweeping gesture that evokes the storied history of that space and Oneida’s dedication to a diehard independent music and art community in fashion-driven Brooklyn. This is true underground sound from a band that has released twelve albums in fifteen years and has been hailed by the New York Times, NPR, Time Out NY and the Village Voice as an original, essential voice in the history of New York’s towering experimental music lineage.

Brutal and gorgeous, churning and soothing, Burning Mountains is less a traditional album than a tiny sip from an endlessly roiling sea. Oneida is known for long-form improvisatory performances and collaborations; this release, with its drunken-master drumming, howling guitar and scouring drones, serves as a concentrated blast from a wholly unique band known for 12-hour live, improvised performances and multi-day recording sessions.

A List of the Burning Mountains will be released on digital and vinyl formats on November 13th, 2012. Oneida will perform at this year’s Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 8th.

Man Forever’s “Pansophical Cataract” Out Tomorrow, May 15th

Oneida drummer and Brah Records CEO Kid Millions’ Man Forever, “the bohemian collective of shape shifters he’s united to realize his percussive-based spiritual vision” as Village Voice calls it, has been signed to Thrill Jockey. His new record, Pansophical Cataract, featuring Brian Chase, Shahin Motia, James McNew, Richard Hoffman, and Ryan Sawyer, comes out tomorrow, May 15th.

If you’re in New York City, catch their release show tomorrow at Le Poisson Rouge. The first leg of the North American tour kicks off in Baltimore on May 20th and winds up back in Brooklyn on June 29th. See full list of dates HERE.

Finally, a number of Man Forever’s New York collaborators got together and made a video for the release! Watch above!

OUT TODAY DIGITALLY: Koozies, Woodies and Beer — An Ocropolis Japan Benefit Project on Brah Records

Out today digitally, we’re proud to announce Koozies, Woodies and Beer — An Ocropolis Japan Benefit from Brah Records. Purchase it now HERE!

Coming out of an idea hatched during a birthday brunch for Kid Millions (Oneida, Brah Records), the compilation features 19 songs from a group of amazing artists, including but not limited to Akron/Family, Liturgy and Zombi. All the bands generously agreed to donate proceeds from the compilation to two Japanese charities (Ashinaga and JOICFP), picked by Shinji Masuko from DMBQ and Boredoms.

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Oneida Teams Up with Rhys Chatham for a Special Performance at Ecstatic Music Festival

While much of the music world was distracted by SXSW this weekend, Oneida were blowing minds back home in New York. The O teamed up with avant-legend Rhys Chatham as part of Merkin Concert Hall’s 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival this Saturday. The combo performed original compositions, sewing together different corners of the minimalist/maximalist cloth from which they are all cut. Listen to audio from the performance at WQXR!

Village Voice sat down with Rhys Chatham prior to the performance for a chat about his experience working with Oneida. Chatham shared, “Oneida aren’t a minimalist band. They’re what’s happening today, but somehow I just didn’t feel any difference in age or mindset or anything. We just all worked together as musicians because they’re great musicians. In all our discussions we never talked about history, we just talked about stuff and then, when we actually played, I was just so surprised. It just seemed to work like a hand in a glove. I didn’t have to do anything. I mean, seriously. I brought my stuff in and they played like they’d normally play. They nailed it.” To read the full interview, go HERE.

More photos from the performance available at Brooklyn Vegan.

On the Eve of Their 10th Anniversary- Parts & Labor a Poster History

Friday, Parts & Labor celebrate their 10th Anniversary and play their final show before an indefinite hiatus at 285 Kent Ave. in Brooklyn. To celebrate this momentous event Impose Magazine enlisted Parts & Labor to compile a collection of show posters. With commentary by both Dan Friel and BJ Warshaw, this collection illustrates their impressive career and serves as a wonderful snap shot of the Brooklyn/ Williamsburg scene from the early 2000s to the present. Take a look at this AMAZING COLLECTION HERE. The Village Voice also caught up with Parts & Labor this week talking in-depth with Dan, BJ, drummer Joe Wong about their time as a band and what the future holds. You can read that HERE. The show on Friday will feature guest appearances by all four of Parts & Labor’s drummers past and present, and opening sets by former guitarist Sarah Lipstate as Noveller, Oneida and Neptune. It’ll be a night not to be missed.

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
Everyone is Noah, Everyone is the Ark by Moonface
Byegone by Volcano Choir

North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops

Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten

Real People by Small Black

Crown The Pines by S. Carey

Foxygen
San Francisco, CA - The Independent

S. Carey
Allston, MA - Great Scott  w/ White Hinterland

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