One of the most emblematic acts of NYC underground scene since 1997
WhenMon. 13 Mar, 2023
"Oneida are one of indie rock’s most enviable and enduring institutions."
Oneida has long straddled gray-area boundaries between the NYC punk/psych/rock world and the art/experimental world, playing at gritty rock clubs and elevated cultural institutions, including the Guggenheim, MoMA PS1, ICA London, MassMOCA and the Knoxville Museum of Art. The band has been known for extended live improvisational performances, collaborating onstage with Mike Watt, members of Flaming Lips, Portishead, Boredoms, Yo La Tengo, Dead C, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and many others. Oneida has become known for trekking further and further into abstract, atmospheric sounds, recording long haunting compositions that couldn’t have been more different than the pulsing, hammering anthems of their past. Four years following the release of Romance, Oneida returns with Success, their most guitar-centric, rock album in decades. You'll hear a menagerie of influences throughout Success—the fuzzy clangor of the Velvet Underground, the keyboard-stabbing exhilaration of the Clean, the paranoiac lyricism of Suicide, the giddy wallop of the Modern Lovers’ “Roadrunner,” the time-bending open-ended-ness of Can. Still, the main factor in Oneida’s sound is Oneida, and what a joy it is to hear that familiar sound again.