Oneida is a rock band from Brooklyn, New York. Their influences include psychedelic rock, krautrock, and hard rock, but the overall structure and intent of their music cannot be easily traced to any of these styles, or the myriad other styles they have drawn upon in recordings.
The most striking and consistent aspect of Oneida's music is their use of and fascination with repetition. Their 2002 LP, Each One Teach One, for instance, begins with two especially long tracks, Sheets of Easter and Antiobiotics, the former over fourteen minutes long, the latter more than sixteen. Both of these songs are composed of one repeated riff (with a few short interludes on Antiobiotics).
In addition to the use of repetition that easily outstrips the patience of most casual listeners, Oneida's music can be distinguished by the bandmember's extensive use of and enthusiasm for antique keyboards and analog electric pianos. Repetition in Oneida's music greatly complements the strengths and uniqueness of the fuzzy or cheesy-sounding keyboard elements.
In September 2007 the group celebrated 10 years of existence with a concert at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in NYC.
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 is Preteen Weaponry, which was released in August 2008, and the second is a triple album, Rated O, released in July 2009.
- A Place Called El Shaddai's (Turnbuckle - 1997)
- Enemy Hogs (Turnbuckle - 1999: re-issued by Jagjaguwar - 2001 )
- Come on Everybody Let's Rock (Jagjaguwar - 2000)
- Anthem of the Moon (Jagjaguwar - 2001)
- Each One Teach One (Jagjaguwar - 2002)
- Secret Wars (Jagjaguwar - 2004)
- The Wedding (Jagjaguwar - 2005)
- Happy New Year (Jagjaguwar - 2006)
- Preteen Weaponry (Jagjaguwar - 2008)
- Rated O (Jagjaguwar - July 2009)
- Steel Rod (Jagjaguwar - 2000)
- Atheists, Reconsider (Arena Rock Recording Co. - 2002) /split with Liars
- Nice: Splittin' Peaches (Ace Fu - 2005)
- Best Friends / The Land of Bugs (Turnbuckle - 1998)
- Bobby's Black Thumb (Jagjaguwar - 2002) /split with Songs: Ohia
- Anthem of the Moon (Jagjaguwar - 2002) / split with Brother JT
- Split (Brah - 2005) / split with Plastic Crimewave Sound
- Heads Ain't Ready (These Are Not Records - 2008)
- Street People (Split with 25 Suaves) 2001
- Band's biography / discography
- Band Website
- Oneida at Myspace
- Oneida page on Jagjaguwar site
- Oneida's label, Brah Records, an imprint of Jagjaguwar
- Arena Rock Recording Co.
- PUNKCAST#152 Video from Brownies, NYC - Feb 1 2002
- PUNKCAST#506 Video from Mighty Robot, Brooklyn - Jul 17 2004 (RealPlayer)
- PUNKCAST#805 Video from East River Park, NYC - Jul 30 2005 (RealPlayer,mp4)
- 77 Boadrum Site Profile Viva Radio, Sep 2007. (Flash)
Biography from Wikipedia