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Happy New Year CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 202717222
UPC: 656605210025
UPC 14: 00656605210025
Release Date: 7/11/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Distress ~ Oneida
2. Happy New Year ~ Oneida
3. Adversary, The ~ Oneida
4. Up With People ~ Oneida
5. Pointing Fingers ~ Oneida
6. History's Great Navigators ~ Oneida
7. Busy Little Bee ~ Oneida
8. Reckoning ~ Oneida
9. You Can Never Tell ~ Oneida
10. Misfit, The ~ Oneida
11. Thank Your Parents ~ Oneida

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Nicolas Vernhes; Barry London.
Muze PNote Recording information: Last Gasp Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Old South Church, Boston, MA; Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, NY; The Sunset Grill, Brooklyn, NY.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Busy Gangnes; Erica Fletcher; Shahin Motia; Phil Manley; Fred Wallace; Brad Truax; Emily Manzo; Stephanie Rabins.
Muze PNote A fearless sense of experimentation has always been at the core of Oneida's approach, but their 2006 album HAPPY NEW YEAR found the band returning to the more nuanced sonic aesthetic first explored on 2005's THE WEDDING. Album opener "Distress" is driven by a medieval-sounding folk melody enhanced by a lovely chanted male/female vocal; the tripped-out singing that marks "Reckoning" is brought back to earth by gentle acoustic guitar lines; and "Busy Little Bee" even features a banjo. Oneida has always been a classic rock band at heart, though, albeit one with a penchant for squalls of psychedelic noise and stabbing keyboard hooks, and there's no shortage of either here. The live show favorite "Up With People" is of particular note, suggesting what Prince might sound like if he was backed by Faust. While HAPPY NEW YEAR doesn't necessarily raise the stakes on Oneida's artistry--they're pretty high by this point anyway--it's a solid addition to an already remarkable catalog.

Engineer: Nicolas Vernhes; Barry London

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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/11/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 100
Music Label Name Label : Jagjaguwar
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00656605210025

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (p.81)
- "Oneida still imprint each song with their own warped sensibility, often with an undertow of synthesizer dissonance..."

Q (p.110)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] an unorthodox approach that pulls in such disparate influences as The Grateful Dead, Krautrock and electronic noise, often in the space of the same song."

Uncut (p.91)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]lectronica, folk, folktroncia, big beat, psychedelia and Krautrock, all guided by Kid Millions' astounding drumming."

Magnet (p.102)
- "[T]he top ingredients are dreamy '60s psych effects and pop vocal harmonies, with some '70s Italian prog-rock arrangements thrown in.....Lovely, creepy and groovy: These guys give eclecticism a good name."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Oneida
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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