Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Koozies, Woodies and Beer

Sounds dirty, doesn't it? Actually it's a compilation put together by Brah Records, an imprint of Jagjaguwar run by the Oneida guys. They maintain that "koozies" are those foam wraps that keep beer cold, "woodies" are a kind of organ (the musical kind) and beer is...well, you know what beer is, don't you? Anyway, my review runs today at Dusted.

Various Artists
Koozies, Woodies & Beers: A Brah/Ocropolis Benefit Compilation for Japan Relief

Koozies, Woodies & Beers documents the restless, genre-slipping scene that grew up around NYC art rockers in Oneida, gathering 19 tracks from bands closely (and loosely) associated with Oneida. All were recorded in the now defunct Ocropolis (the second of Oneida’s home-built studios to be squeezed out by gentrification), each band getting free run of the studio for four hours of recording and four hours of mixing. Like the all-day psychedelic freak-out which closed out Oneida’s tenure at the Monster Island facility, this compilation tests listeners’ willingness to jump boundaries, their ability to consider music and noise as a continuum (or maybe the same thing) and, most of all, their endurance. But it also demonstrates the reach, the relentless inquiry and the fuck-it-all self-actualization of the community that grew up around Oneida in the mid- to late-2000s.


Can't find any youtube or soundcloud or downloads, sorry!

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