Oneida | Lives Of The Saints

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Alternative | Brooklyn NY

A List of the Burning Mountains is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych/noise/kraut godfathers Oneida. It was recorded at the Ocropolis, the band's longtime studio, and it is a powerful, sweeping gesture that evokes the storied history of that space and Oneida's dedication to a diehard independent music and art community in fashion-driven Brooklyn. This is true underground sound from a band that has released twelve albums in fifteen years and has been hailed by the New York Times, NPR, Time Out NY and the Village Voice as an original, essential voice in the history of New York's towering experimental music lineage.

Current: Bobby Matador / Hanoi Jane / Kid Millions / Showtime / Snaps
Once and Future: Papa Crazee / Double Rainbow


Lives of the Saints
Rock | Cleveland OH

"After breaking up in 2005, the members of Lives of the Saints went on to live different lives. New careers. Kids, families. New bands that sound little like the one they had left behind. "Then we got in the room, all five of us and it was like nothing changed," says Lives of the Saints singer Lawrence Caswell. "We all just started playing." ...Lives of the Saints [reunited] to play its first show in nine years at Mahall's, [ in Sept 2014 ]. The Mahall's show was a benefit for Cleveland Books 2 Prisoners, a program that donates books to the incarcerated. The event is hosted by Cleveland bookstore Guide to Kulchur.

You might not have heard Caswell's voice on stage - a deep baritone that alternates between croon and scream. But there's a good chance you've heard that smooth voice doing spots on WCPN FM/90.3, where he works as a technical producer. That's not to say that he plans on doing any public service announcements between songs. But there is a connection. "Doing radio has actually helped my voice," says Caswell. "I have more control of it now and I think it's going to sound better." Lives of the Saints, which started out as a Bad Brains tribute at a party in 2002, also features Ron Kretsch and Jason Schafer, guitars; Jeff Deasy, bass; and Matt Fish, drums.

"We basically broke up around the time that Matt was opening Melt," says Caswell. Fish, you see, is the owner of the grilled-cheese empire. In the time since then, Caswell, Schafer and Deasy all went on to have kids. "We all continued to do music in varying capacities and trying different things," says Caswell. "But once we all got together, we were all the same - which is, you know, pretty cool." "
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