Idolator wasn’t around in July, when Brooklyn’s Oneida released the excellent Happy New Year–a shame, since it’s one of our favorite records of the year, and its “really catchy psychedelic art-rock album of the moment” mantle seems to have been overtaken by TV On The Radio. For those of you starting to suss out your year-end Top 20 (or Top 2,000) year-end lists, we ask that you give Happy New Year a listen. Two of our favorite New Year tracks are below; not to sound like a 14-year-old hesher, but the drumming on both songs just kills.
Oneida – The Adversary [MP3, link expired]
Oneida – Up With People [MP3, link expired]
Enemy Hogs [Oneida's Official Site]