Published Apr 19, 2010When they're not cranking out the progressive psych-pop noise with Oneida, Kid Millions and Bobby Matador keep busy with their People of the North project. The group have existed since 2003, but are just now preparing their first full-length album.
The release is called Deep Tissue, and will be available from the band's own Brah Records later this month. A press release lists Suicide, Silver Apples, Cluster, Wipers and the Heads as some aural reference points, but insists that "it's probably cooler if you listen and come up with your own touchstones, since who knows if you can hear any of this - at the end of it all, it's just a list of sweet music."
In live form, People of the North have included all members of Oneida, and People of the North songs have even appeared on Oneida albums, including Happy New Year's "Up with People" and The Wedding's "Lavendar." That makes the distinction between this project and Oneida even more confusing, but the press release suggests, "it might be fair to say that the music tends to be more staunchly devoted to minimalism, repetition, improvisation, and sternness than the wide-ranging efforts of the big brother band."
Brah Records will drop Deep Tissue on April 27 with that forest image above serving as the cover. You can download the lead-off track "Tunnels" here.
2. "The Vastest Island"
3. "Summer Leaves"
4. "Over Me"