Song of the Day 7/16/08: Oneida - Preteen Weaponry
Halfway between Godspeed You! Black Emperor's menacing downswings and the fiercest of tribal drum circles lies Oneida. "Preteen Weaponry" is challenging - a musical oddity which sounds as if a rickety mechanical beast chewed up some instruments and then spit out the acoustics. It emerges from a grating, distorted haze, sputtering like a rogue radio frequency you can just barely tune into, if you twist the knob just right and then maintain pressure on the faulty switch. Hand it to these guys for pulling off the warped, experimental percussion - it'll be interesting to see how this fits with the rest of their album. Highly recommended if you dig the abstract and the sinister.
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