ON AN ON – “Drifting” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Minneapolis band ON AN ON rose from the ashes of Chicago indie-pop group Scattered Trees in 2012. As the story goes, Scattered Trees booked studio time for their next record but broke up before they set anything to tape. Three members — Nate Eiesland, Ryne Estwing, and Alissa Ricci — stuck around and recorded Give In, the 2013 debut from what became their new project, ON AN ON. Now, the three are back with a follow-up called And The Wave Has Two Sides, and first single “Drifting” promises more of the skittering, mournful pop found on Give In. The video for “Drifting” takes the song’s melancholic restlessness and creates a visual world around it, as directors Kyle Gibby and Nick Rush paint nightmarish dreamscapes to reflect the fear of loss that the song is rooted in. Watch it below, and be on the lookout for the twist ending.

ON AN ON are on tour right now:
03/30 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
04/01 Milwaukee, WI @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
04/02 Detroit, MI @ The Shelter *
04/03 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
04/04 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
04/06 Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory *
04/07 Buffalo, NY @ Showplace Buffalo *
04/11 Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
* with Big Data

And here’s their latest band photo:

And The Wave Has Two Sides is out later this year via Roll Call Records.

[Photo by Cameron Wittig.]