Here’s another South by Southwest preview from the band ON AN ON. I had permission to post the song Ghosts as a free download however Soundcloud blocked it for some reason. I’ll post it later if I can. I found this live performance from The Wild Honey Pie. ON AN ON have a busy schedule in Austin:
03:30 PM @ Barbarella (Brooklyn Vegan Chicago Party)- 615 Red River
12:10 AM @ Red eye Fly (ASCAP Showcase)- 715 Red River
01:00 PM @ 210 Guadelupe St. (On-Airstreaming Session) 2 song set Open to public
03:20 PM @ Homeslice Pizza (Music By The Slice Party) – 1415 S. Congress
11:00 PM @ Vice (IFC Crossroads/Red Ryder Party) – 302 E. 6th Street
03:30 PM @ Stage on 6th (Paste & Sennheiser Party) – 706 W 6th Street
06:30 PM @ Uncorked (Wild Honey Pie Party) – 900 E. 7th Street
03:30 PM @ The Brew Exchange (Beautiful Buzz Party) – 706 W. 6th Street
06:30 PM @ Peckerheads (Baeble Music Party) – 402 E. 6th Street
More about ON AN ON:
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.