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Check ‘Em Out: ON AN ON

Newly-formed indie group ON AN ON are pleased to unleash “Ghosts,” the first song off their forthcoming debut album, Give In, which is due out January 29 on Roll Call Records. The sound marks a new direction for ON AN ON’s three members – Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing – who had been performing together for the last few years with the indie group Scattered Trees. It was only this past March during the annual SXSW festival that they decided to follow their instincts and change course, with conservative compromises being a thing of the past.

Just two weeks later, the band hunkered down in a Toronto studio with acclaimed producer Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene). With a knack for genre-melding, and a boundary-pushing mindset, Newfeld would prove to be the perfect match for the trio’s new caution-less approach: synthesizers, scattershot electro beats and ambient ear candy would give guitars, bass and drums a newfound ghostly sheen. The end result was 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.

Stream: ON AN ON – “Ghosts”

Download: ON AN ON – “Ghosts” (in exchange for your email)

ON AN ON TOUR DATES (w/ Reptar + Rubblebucket)

  • 09.11               Chicago, IL                 Lincoln Hall
  • 09.14              Minneapolis, MN       Icehouse  (Headline Show)
  • 09.22              Santa Ana, CA            Constellation Room
  • 09.23              Los Angeles, CA         Echoplex
  • 09.26              Austin, TX                  Beauty Ballroom
  • 09.27              Little Rock, AR           Juanita’s

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Download: Scattered Trees – “Four Days Straight” (Barbaric Merits Remix)

Scattered Trees share a “Four Days Straight” remix by Barbaric Merits with their fans.

Download: Scattered Trees – “Four Days Straight” (Barbaric Merits Remix)

The Chicago quintet Scattered Trees’ Daytrotter Session show their skilled, multi-layered heartfelt songs HERE. The band premiered their latest video for “Sympathy” with MTV Hive. Directed by Scattered Trees’ guitarist/keyboardist J.M. Harper, “Sympathy” is a stark, poignant exploration of love, loss, and redemption — themes the band touches upon in their recently released full-length record. Praising the video, MTV Hive’s Jason Newman wrote, “The clip is a mini-movie that looks like a deleted scene from Werner Herzog’s soldier-gone-mad epic “Aguirre: The Wrath of God” … it feels more like an artsy, methodical short film than the budget-conscious, lo-fi approach employed by many indie bands.” Watch the video HERE.

Scattered Trees Upcoming Tour Dates:
* – w/ The Parlotones
$ – w/ a Lull
% – w/ Quiet Corrall

11/04: West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre *
11/05: San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
11/25: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $ (HOMECOMING THANKSGIVING SHOW)
11/26: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry $
11/30: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Froom %
12/03: Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s

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New Video (and free download): Scattered Trees “Love and Leave”

You like music? You like Star Wars? Check out this video — the band made it themselves, and it’s a beautifully shot Star Wars tribute featuring depressed hipster stormtroopers.

Scattered Trees’ new album, Sympathy, will be out this April.

Click here to go grab a free download of “Love and Leave”

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