ON AN ON – “Icon Love”

ON AN ON are one of those bands that exist because of another band’s failure — that’s my favorite kind. The group’s former band, Scattered Trees, had already booked studio time when they broke up, so Nate Eiesland, Ryne Estwing, and Alissa Ricci took the slot anyway, and went ahead and recorded ON AN ON’s debut album, Give In, two years ago. Now the Minneapolis synth-pop trio are following that up with this year’s poetically titled sophomore record And The Wave Has Two Sides. The two tracks released off the new record are wildly divergent; “It’s Not Over” is a slow-burning pop simmer about wanting to spill your heart on the dance floor, while “Drifting” is acoustic-heavy, and addresses a relationship’s inevitable dissolution. Both function as pulsing, sad-pop songs with the potential to dominate airwaves. Today they’ve released another new one, “Icon Love,” that sticks closer to the desperate, frustrated side of love. I was always caught up in their synths and harmonies before, but the bass line here completely steals the show. Listen.

Back when the band wrote this track, they were visibly stoked on it:

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

07/25 Minneapolis, MN @Icehouse (Record Release Party)
08/20 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
08/21 Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge
08/22 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
08/24 Little Rock, AR @ Stickyz
08/25 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
08/26 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
08/28 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08/29 Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher
08/30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
09/01 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
09/03 San Francisco, CA @ Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
09/04 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/05 Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Music Festival
09/06 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
09/08 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
09/09 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
09/11 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
09/12 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
09/13 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
09/15 Washington, DC @ DC9
09/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09/17 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
09/18 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
09/19 Hamden, CT @ The Space
09/20 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
09/22 Toronto, ON @ The Drake
09/23 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

And The Wave Has Two Sides is out 7/24 via Roll Call Records.

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