My contact over at Brah records, Kid Millions, has announced the release of ONEIDA'S much anticipated ABSOLUTE II, the 3rd and final installment of THANK YOUR PARENTS! series. Hailing from the streets of Brooklyn, Oneida has been at it for over 10 years bringing that psychedelic / prog / rock n' roll; blasting drums, catchy riffs, and thumping bass lines. Every time I see them, I am overwhelmed with a frenzied joy. They literally (say with British accent) blew the roof off of the Badlander at last year's Totalfest in Missoula, MT., and have at many many other gigs throughout this planet.
Two things you need to do. Numero uno, buy this record here: http://www.jagjaguwar.com/
Numero dos, if you live in New York, go see them this weekend, performing all three albums from the series, one each day, along with other mega-psych-jamz that will most definitely ensue, plus good eats. Here's what Kid Millions has to say about the event:
"Oneida will play for THREE days this weekend at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn, NY. Three days of catered food, folks, jams in F (probably) and most importantly: family. Specifically, PARENTS: Oneida will perform each release of the Thank Your Parents triptych in their entirety over the course of the three days, beginning in the evening Friday June 17th, and culminating with a debut performance of Absolute II Sunday morning, June 19th. Additionally, Oneida will perform and improvise, with special guests, throughout the three day period beginning Friday evening and ending Sunday, in an immersive, interactive audio-visual environment to be installed in collaboration with Secret Project Robot. All events take place at: SECRET PROJECT ROBOT 210 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY FRIDAY JUNE 17: *Oneida performs Preteen Weaponry and Rated O in their entirety! *Midnight munchies by Kyle Hepp & Krewe! 9pm / $10 SATURDAY JUNE 18 *BBQ by Kyle Hepp & Krewe (weather permitting) *Pot Luck! Bring home cookin' and eat for free! *Oneida presents the OCROPOLIS: ~10 hours of improvising against SPR Visuals in O-Surround, with special guests peppering that double throughout the day! *Oneida & Friends DJ Set -- a dance party follows into the wee hours... 2pm / $10 / $food tbd SUNDAY JUNE 19 *Oneida performs ABSOLUTE II at dawn! *Pancake breakfast to follow, FOR THE HEADS! ~4:45am / FREE Bring the kids! Thanks from Brah Records"
Interview with Oneida about this trilogy of albums!