Percussion enthusiasts rejoice! The bestest and fastest drummer this side of the Milky Way brings you Man Forever! Two tracks titled “Man Forever” on a record called Man Forever, BY Man Forever! Can you dig it?
Now that we know what the record is called, I’ll tell you the who/what/where/why’s of Oneida drummer Kid Millions’ solo jam. Recorded over a weekend at the Ocropolis in Brooklyn after seeing the Fireworks Ensemble’s performance of “Metal Machine Music,” Kid wanted to “do something with acoustic drums inspired by the ‘noise’ of electronic instruments”. The label St. Ives had previously approached Kid on cutting a solo record for them, and this gave him the opportunity to perform outside of Oneida.
Immediately upon the start of the record the pummeling begins. Beats like these will pound you into submission, hailing on you like a angry gargantuan! The incorporation of Sightings bassist Richard Hoffman produce a distorted reverb of unearthly proportions, complimenting the whirlwind pounding that is Kid Millions’ style. Drums are everywhere, creating a thick wall of sound that is impossible to break through. I don’t think the fiercest of tribes in the deepest of Africa can even handle a sound like this!
Man Forever is for those who like their drums loud and fast, and not for the faint at heart. Clocking in at twenty and fifteen minutes on each track respectively, and at almost 180BPM, I’m summing this guy up to be the Energizer Bunny on speed!
Limited to 300 hand-printed copies on vinyl on the St. Ives label.
Check out Man Forever live this Friday at 8pm at Issue Project Room.
Review by Diana Kinscherf
Check out this mind-blowing album review from our local record store maven Diana Kinscherf. Disclaimer: she loves it but hey it’s Oneida’s side project so get down on it in the groovy spaced out way!
People Of The North are here! (No, not the Canadians!) Back in February 2009, half of Oneida decided to record Deep Tissue, a four track LP on Oneida’s own Brah label. Graduating from an Oneida song title to band moniker, People Of The North bring you a delicious high without having to blow your hard earned money on copious amounts of drugs.
Begin the trip on the flip…
In honor of Brooklyn’s own Sightings record release today, Diana Kinscherf caught up with guitarist/vocalist Mark Morgan on the how’s and why’s of a different kind of rock band and what it’s like to have Andrew W.K. as a roommate…
What made you deviate from a regular rock sound into something noisier?
I remember when I was ten years old and hearing certain sounds and I was really excited by them. I wasn’t inclined to punk rock or any other off-kilter music; I was really isolated in this suburban town of Detroit. There was this thing on MTV in 1983 or 1984 called “Closet Classics”; they played a lot of 60’s acts like Jefferson Airplane, the Rolling Stones, and “Summertime Blues” by Blue Cheer and I remember thinking, “This is really amazing!”. I never really woke up one day and thought I was going to oppose everything that’s going on.
What did you grow up listening to?
The first tape I ever bought was Van Halen’s 1984 when I was nine years old; by all rights, it should have been Def Leppard. It didn’t occur to me to buy a record, so my parents bought me a boombox. The second thing I bought was Crazy From The Heat by David Lee Roth. Then I lost touch with modern music, when I was eleven I decided I was going to listen to classical music. I don’t know why I thought that; it was really ridiculous. I remember when I was twelve, some guy came up to me and said, “Do you like the Beastie Boys?” “No…I only listen to classical music”. I was into a lot of pop-metal stuff like Dokken, the aforementioned Van Halen and Ratt. When I was thirteen, my next door neighbor played the Doors for me. I got really into the Doors, at fourteen, fifteen, that was how I got into the Stooges. It was hard to understand how earth-shattering it was to me.
The extended interview after the jump…
Come join Pomp & Circumstance, a Brooklyn based arts and culture magazine, as they celebrate their next issue launch with a Post-Apocalypse Survival Party tomorrow – November 19th @ www.littlefieldnyc.com. The event will feature a panel of media stars who have changed their lives to succeed and survive. Live performance by Elk City will follow. Beats by DJ Jinners. Sponsored by Mercy, Harper Perennial, Sneak Attack Media, Green Truck and Lucid Absinthe.
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Andrew W.K. released his first full-length album in 2001 – the controversial, I Get Wet – Andrew was quickly recognized as a powerful musical performer, and exhilarating, positive role-model for a new generation. In 2008, Andrew and his friends opened a downtown Manhattan music venue and nightclub, Santos Party House. In 2009, Andrew began his own record label, SKYSCRAPER MUSIC MAKER, and began hosting his own TV show on Cartoon Network, “DESTROY BUILD DESTROY”.
Matt McCarthy is a stand up comedian hailed by the NY Times as “a Belushi-like mad man.” He’s also the redbearded ubiquitous Fios Guy.
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Kings & Queens out today!
Today UK cutie Jamie T’s sophomore album Kings & Queens debuts in the states! His last album Panic Prevention hit #4 on the UK album chart, and promptly put Jamie on the map, drawing comparisons to heroes Bob Dylan and Joe Strummer. The album was nominated that year for the Mercury Music Prize, and at the 2007 NME Awards, the kid with the fuck-all grin was named Best Solo Act ‚Äì beating Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker. Around these parts Jamie made his U.S. TV debut on Last Call With Carson Daly, his song ‚”Salvador” appeared on the soundtrack to HBO’s Entourage, and the ultimate stamp of indie approval the cool folks at KEXP played the shit out of Panic Prevention.
Click through for our exclusive interview with the man himself, rumor has it he might be moving to Williamsburg, so you might wanna learn a thing or two in case you run into him at the Levee.