Today we feature the Minnesota band On An On. The band was started in 2012 by Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing, who were previously of the band Scattered Trees. After deciding, to scrap the Scattered Trees the band reformed into what is now On An On. Nate mentioned about the band in an interview with WRGW music blog,
“We decided that we wanted to start a brand new band, something fresh. And part of the priority for us, musically, was to go into it what that clean slate and not necessarily have this we want to be this, we want to sound like this, and more of a priority and value the experimentation and capture that exploration. It was kind of exciting because we didn’t necessarily know how it would turn out on the other side. That kept the experience very lively because we weren’t trying to pursue goals as much as trying to explore what we were as a new band and as a new group. It came out as it did. I don’t know what the next record will sound like, it’s just that kind of thing, we’re just more interested in exploration than arriving.” 1
After signing to a recording deal with Roll Call Records the band streamed the single Ghosts in late August of 2012 and later that year the single, The Hunter (I’ve included videos for both songs below). In early January of 2013, the band released their debut album, Give In. The band has been hard at work touring and writing new music such as the song, Drifting (A personal favorite) and Icon Love. On An On is releasing a new album which is expected to arrive later this month. I’ve been enjoying the new sound the band has been experimenting with on their latest releases, and I’m looking forward to what they have to share with us.
I hope you enjoy the videos I’ve shared. Let On An On be your 4th of July weekend soundtrack. Happy Independence Day friends, have fun and stay safe!
1 P.S. WRGW has a great interview with the band that you can read at https://gwradiomusic.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/an-interview-with-on-an-on/