Oneida Offshoot People of the North Prep Thrill Jockey Debut
Published May 17, 2013Kid Millions and Bobby Matador have delivered a ton of music over the years with their full-time band Oneida, but the psych dabblers return to their side-project People of the North next month to release their third LP, Sub Contra. It's the twosome's first full-length for Thrill Jockey, and it arrives on limited-edition LP June 11.
A press release explains that the record, which follows 2012's Steep Formations, "fully embraces tumult and darkness in startling and dramatic ways." The band recorded the album themselves at the Ocropolis in Brooklyn, had it mixed by Colin Marston and got it mastered by Josh Bonati in Brooklyn.
While centred around the organ-and-drum interplay between Matador and Millions, Sub Contra also features guest work from Oneida buds Shahin Motia and Barry London. "Drama Class," which you can stream down below, is described as "a combative slice of improvised psychedelia," while elsewhere on the set you have the 14-minute "Osange Orange" and the Farfisa-droning "Coal Baron," which was apparently inspired by Swedish avant-jazz artist Bo Hansson and krautrockers Cluster.