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.
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 fourteen minutes long, the latter more than sixteen. 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.
The band also runs Brah Records, an imprint of Jagjaguwar. The label has released records by Dirty Faces, Parts & Labor, Oakley Hall, Home, Company, and an Oneida/Plastic Crimewave Sound split 12".
In September 2007 the group celebrated 10 years of existence with a concert at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City.
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.
The band were chosen to perform their third extended 'Ocropolis' set at the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival curated by ATP & Portishead in September 2011 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Kid Millions (John Colpitts) - drums, vocals (formerly of Adhesive X and Pocket Monster),
Bobby Matador - organ, guitar, vocals,
Hanoi Jane - guitar, bass,
Showtime (Shahin Motia) (of Ex Models) - guitar,
Barry London - synths, organ, effects,
PCRZ (aka Papa Crazee or Pat Sullivan), now with Oakley Hall - keyboards, guitar,
Double Rainbow (aka Phil Manley of Trans Am and The Fucking Champs) - guitar
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