by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: On An On - Ghosts (MP3)
Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing spent the better part of the Oughts as three-fifths of Chicago-based Scattered Trees. The band were gearing up to record their fourth album, booking time with producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene's You Forgot it In People) when... the band broke up. Instead of canceling the studio time, the three of them soldiered on, started from scratch as a new group, On An On.
The results of that can be heard on On An On's debut album, Give In, which comes out January 29 on Roll Call Records in North America and City Slang in the UK. The trio's blend of organic and synthetic sounds is heartfelt, warm and infectious (and maybe a little spooky), giving a good name to "mid-tempo." You can download the album's lead track, "Ghosts," at the top of this post or stream it below, along with the song's video.
On An On are currently on a West Coast/Southwest tour with Geographer but will be heading East for two NYC shows next month: February 6 at Mercury Lounge (tickets) and February 7 at Glasslands with Tiny Victories and Young Heel (tickets).
All tour dates are listed below, along with the "Ghosts" song stream and video.
On An On - "Ghosts"
On An On - 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 12 Doug Fir Lounge* Portland, OR
Jan 13 Barboza* Seattle, WA
Jan 14 The Wild Buffalo* Bellingham, WA
Jan 16 Neurolux* Boise, ID
Jan 17 Urban Lounge* Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 18 Larimer Lounge* Denver, CO
Jan 19 Slowdown* Omaha, NE
Jan 21 High Noon Saloon* Madison, WI
Jan 22 Firebird* St Louis, MO
Jan 26 The Mohawk* Austin, TX
Jan 28 Club Congress* Oro Valley, AZ
Jan 29 Rhythm Room* Phoenix, AZ
Jan 30 Casbah* San Diego, CA
Jan 31 The Fillmore* San Francisco, CA
Feb 01 Echo* Los Angeles, CA
Feb 06 Mercury Lounge New York, NY
Feb 07 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Feb 12 Fleche D'Or Paris, France
Feb 14 Birthdays London, United Kingdom
Feb 15 Botanique Sint Joost Ten Node, Belgium
Feb 17 Paradiso (4pm Show) Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb 18 Turmzimmer Hamburg, Germany
Feb 19 Flux Blau Berlin, Germany