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Oneida @ The Yard 8/29/08 (more by Chris La Putt)

Welcome to Rated O, the triple album and second installment of Oneida's much-anticipated "Thank Your Parents" triptych of releases. In August of 2008 Oneida released the first installment, Preteen Weaponry, and now, Rated O, the centerpiece of the "Thank Your Parents" trilogy, has been bestowed upon us.

For the recording of Rated O the band expanded to five members, adding longtime brahs Shahin Motia and Barry London to the regular lineup. Motia has been performing with Oneida for several years; London is the sound engineer who has recorded the last several Oneida albums and is chief brah at the Ocropolis (Oneida's Brooklyn recording studio). [Jagjaguwar]

Oneida's Rated O comes out July 7th on Jagjaguwar. Three MP3s from that record are posted above.

The band will be touring North America in support of Rated O this summer. Those dates so far include a Friday, July 10th show at Maxwell's in Hoboken with This Moment in Black History and Dump (James McNew). Tickets are on sale.

Who is Dump?

Dump is a vehicle for releasing the four-track home recordings of Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew. His recordings occasionally feature guest performers such as Sue Garner and Fontaine Toups. For live performances McNew has been joined at various times by Ira Kaplan (who also plays with A-Bones when not playing with Yo La Tengo), Georgia Hubley, Todd Barry on drums, and Dave Ramirez on guitar. [Wikipedia]

Oneida's summer tour also includes a Todd P show Friday, July 24th in a venue tba.

The band is visiting Europe for Primavera Sound on May 30th, then again in August. All dates, album art, and track list, below...

Rated O track list:
Brownout In Lagos
What's Up, Jackal?
10:30 at the Oasis
Story of O
The Human Factor

The River
I Will Haunt You
The Life You Preferred
Ghost in the Room
It Was a Wall
Luxury Travel

End of Time
Folk Wisdom

Oneida - 2009 Tour Dates
May 30 Estrella Damm Primavera Sound 2009 Barcelona, Barcelona
Jul 10 Maxwells Hoboken, New Jersey $
Jul 11 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Jul 12 The Echo Los Angeles, California
Jul 24 TBA Todd P Show Brooklyn, New York
Jul 25 Outside The Lines Studio Medford, Massachusetts #
Jul 26 BAR New Haven, Connecticut #
Aug 7 Arts Festival Kutna Hora
Aug 8 Berlin Festival Berlin, Berlin
Aug 9 Klangbad Festival Scheer, Baden-Württemberg
Aug 14 Paradiso Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Aug 15 TBA Tilburg, Noord-Brabant

$ Dump, This Moment in Black History
# Sunburned Hand of the Man