ON AN ON will release their debut album Give In on January 29, 2013 via Roll Call Records. The culmination of a long and precarious, but ultimately rewarding journey, Give In was recorded with producer Dave Newfeld, known for his work on Broken Social Scene’s seminal album You Forgot It In People as well as records from Super Furry Animals and Los Campesinos. To announce the news, ON AN ON have released the music video for their lead single “Ghosts.” Upcoming tour dates below.
Stream “Ghosts” on YoursTru.ly
Stream “Ghosts (YACHT Remix)” on SoundCloud
On An On – “Ghosts” (Official Video)
“Ghosts” available on iTunes
The Chicago and Minneapolis based trio that make up ON AN ON (Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing) had played music with one another in various capacities for the better part of a decade. Most recently, they had shared the stage and studio as three fifths of the indie-pop outfit Scattered Trees. With the band’s studio time only a few weeks away and the other members now spread out across the country pursuing other endeavors, the three of them would face a cross roads. They could cancel plans and re-group, or scrap their current material and push ahead into the unknown, writing and recording in a completely new capacity as ON AN ON. They took the plunge and went ahead with recording, starting entirely from scratch.
According to Eiesland, the sessions were something of an exorcism: “We really wanted to get away from the sterility of our previous approach to recording.” They embraced musical risks that in the past it might have shied away from. In the studio, the band members explored a natural chemistry and honed their sound; synthesizers, scattershot electro beats and ambient ear candy gave guitars, bass and drums a ghostly sheen.
After smashing everything they knew to pieces, they pulled themselves together around Give In, ON AN ON’s ten-track debut album – a dream-washed textural journey armed with a biting perspective on life, love, and the commonality of loss.
01 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
03 – East Lansing, MI – The Loft
14 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
15 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry