Dear friends, wait no more! Oneida’s A List Of The Burning Mountains is officially here. Recorded at Ocropolis, the new studio album features two long-form pieces, “A List of the Burning Mountains 1″ and “A List of the Burning Mountains 2.” VICE’s Noisey just premiered two films created as visual accompainment for the album; watch both above! Videos feature work by SR Palm, robotdeathcult, Matt Marlin, Brock Monroe, Mike Bonello, Barry London, Tony Balko, Andrew Deutsch & Maya Hayuk, and Christy Edwards.
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.
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, 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.
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.