It's time for us to welcome On An On to the Minnesota music community. But they aren't total strangers: Nate Eiesland and Alissa Ricci both grew up in the state before joining forces with Ryne Estwing and several others in the popular Chicago band Scattered Trees. After the act suddenly disbanded, Eiesland, Ricci and Estwing started On An On, changed their musical direction and partly uprooted themselves back to Minneapolis.
Their excitement on being back in the Twin Cities is palpable, but they've hardly gotten a chance to unpack. On An On's debut album Give In has been acclaimed by music critics since its release earlier this year. That sent them into SXSW as one of the main acts to watch, and apparently, they didn't disappoint. On An On's going back on the road on an extensive European tour, and they've just been added to the line-up for Bonnaroo.
In their first performance in The Current studios, the trio talks about recording their album with Broken Social Scene's producer David Newfeld, memories of the moments they knew they wanted to make music and the inspiration behind their truly unique sound.
Songs performed: "The Hunter, "Ghosts" and "Cops"
- On An On