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Oneida

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Oneida is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, electronic, noise rock, and minimalism, but the overall structure and intent of their music cannot be easily traced to any of these styles. Common elements found in their music include improvisation, repetition, driving rhythms, antique and analog equipment, and an overall eclecticism. The band runs Brah Records, an imprint of Jagjaguwar. The label has released records by Parts & Labor, Oakley Hall, Home, Company, and an Oneida/Plastic Crimewave Sound split 12-inch.

A prominent aspect of Oneida's music is their use of repetition. Their 2002 LP, “Each One Teach One,” for instance, begins with two especially long tracks, “Sheets of Easter” and “Antibiotics,” the former over 14 minutes long, the latter more than 16. Both of these songs consist of one repeated riff (with a few short interludes on “Antibiotics”). Oneida's music can also be distinguished by the band's use of antique keyboards and analog electric pianos.

In June 2008, it was announced that the band would be releasing a triptych of new records, referred to as the “Thank Your Parents” series. The first of these was “Preteen Weaponry,” which was released in August 2008, and the second was a triple album, “Rated O,” released in July 2009. The final release, the experimental “Absolute II,” followed in 2011. “A List of the Burning Mountains” their twelfth studio album, was issued by Jagjaguwar in 2012.

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