by Bill Pearis
Denmark's Oh No Ono are set to make their NYC debut early in the new year, playing Mercury Lounge on Jan 27 (with Bear in Heaven) and Union Hall on Jan 28 -- the same week as their second album, Eggs, gets its U.S. release via Friendly Fire Recordings. You'd be forgiven for making Mew comparisons, and not just because they're both Danish. They've both got otherworldly vocals and a sound that leans towards the epic side. But where Mew are fully in the rock world, Oh No Ono are harder to categorize. Eggs is all over the place -- you get honey-glazed pop, angular new wave and, on their current single "Swim," hazy grandiose-ness a la Grizzly Bear. Be sure to check the creepy/funny video for "Swim" too, which is below, along with all dates...
Oh No Ono - "Swim"
Oh No Ono - 2009/2010 Tour Dates
NOV 28 KB HALLEN - SUPPORTING MEW COPENHAGEN
DEC 2 - CLUB FANDANGO LONDON
DEC 3 OLD BLUE LAST - BIRD ON THE WIRE WINTER WARMER W/ HAWNAY TROOF LONDON
JAN 27 MERCURY LOUNGE W/ BEAR IN HEAVEN NEW YORK, NEW YORK
JAN 28 UNION HALL BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Bear in Heaven - 2010 Tour Dates
Wed Jan 13 - Cleveland, OH The Spot w/ Freelance Whales (Students only)
Thu Jan 14 - Chicago, IL Schubas w/ Surfer Blood, Freelance Whales
Fri Jan 15 - Bloomington, IN The Bishop w/ Freelance Whales
Sat Jan 16 - Pittsburgh , PA Brillobox -
Wed Jan 27 - New York, NY Mercury Lounge w/ Oh No Ono