A List of the Burning Mountains is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers Oneida. It was recorded at the Ocropolis, the band's longtime studio, and it is a powerful, sweeping gesture that evokes the storied history of that space and Oneida's dedication to a diehard independent music and art community in fashion-driven Brooklyn. This is true underground sound from a band that has released twelve albums in fifteen years and has been hailed by the New York Times, NPR, Time Out NY and the Village Voice as an original, essential voice in the history of New York's towering experimental music lineage.
Jerkagram is a fraternal twin duo which unfurls a chaotic psychedelic whirlwind at one time and a minimalist ambient wash at another. Their creative repetitions, layered guitar textures, and unhinged drum patterns allow for an organic, hypnotic, and epic experience, and their influences range from free jazz to heavy punk to kraut/psych rock to noise to pop. Live, they have boundless energy and force and their songs are always morphing so that no two live shows are ever the same.
It's quiet in the early mornings. When everyone else in town is asleep, our environment becomes less about where we are physically and more about where we are mentally and emotionally. Many people think of these quiet hours - when they are left alone with their thoughts and psyche - to be lonesome and challenging, but Idiot Glee's James Friley finds that he is most productive and creative during this limbo between night and day, when his wife and dog are sleeping soundly and the world is taking a break from its usual bustle and stress.