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Artist
Onyx Collective
ReleaseProduct
Lower East Suite Part Three
Label
Big Dada
Catalogue Number
BDDNL294
Release Date
June 15, 2018

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An ensemble of interchangeable players, Onyx Collective frequently collaborate with Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and Princess Nokia. Notably, the band’s de-facto leader and saxophonist, Isiah Barr, recently featured on three tracks from David Byrne’s newest album. LOWER EAST SUITE PART THREE is the third installment in a series of aural work deriving from the band’s life in New York. The content of PART THREE differs from both the improvised and romanticized vision that features prominently on the previous two and is almost entirely composed of premeditated work designed to explore the uglier issues that stem from Onyx Collective’s experience living in their native city. The frantic intro on outfits such as ‘Eviction Notice’ tackles the problem with rising rent prices and uneven wealth distribution, while the sleazy saxophone on ‘Magic Gallery’ is reminiscent of Scorsese’s Taxi Driver score, evoking a similarly seedy depiction of New York’s underbelly.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 ONYX Court 4:38 Buy
  2. 2 Don't Get Caught Under the Manhattan Bridge 2:42 Buy

    Don't Get Caught Under the Manhattan Bridge

  3. 3 Battle of the Bowery 3:47 Buy

    Battle of the Bowery

  4. 4 There Goes the Neighborhood 2:12 Buy

    There Goes the Neighborhood

  5. 5 2AM at Veselka 3:23 Buy

    2AM at Veselka

  6. 6 Delancey Dilemma 1:29 Buy

    Delancey Dilemma

  7. 7 Rumble In Chatham Square 3:51 Buy

    Rumble In Chatham Square

  8. 8 Eviction Notice 5:00 Buy

    Eviction Notice

  9. 9 Magic Gallery 4:28 Buy
  10. 10 FDR Drive 3:23 Buy

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