Out and About: On An On at Glasslands
    • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2013

    • Posted by: Dorit Finkel

    We're loving On An On new record, Give In, and were lucky enough to catch their show at Glasslands in Brooklyn last night, where they took the audience with them on a psychedelic trip to the stars. The mood was a mix of unbridled enthusiasm and mellow bliss as the band's Brooklyn fans finally got to greet them in person (this was only their second time playing in New York, the first being a few days ago at Mercury Lounge). On An On, comprised of three former members of Scattered Trees, showcased almost every song from their debut, and it was clear that the fans had already worn it out: they'd play a few starting notes, and a buzz would wash through the audience (followed by loud cheering) as they recognized song after song. Some clear favorites were the Sigur Ros-like "Cops," which had us in a trance, and the sparkly stomp "War Is Gone," inspiring even quieter fans to move. Band members Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci, and Ryne Estwing concentrated on every note as they swayed with their instruments, completely devoted to producing dynamic, dreamy rock, but between songs (and after the show), their focus was on the fans, with an air of humble gratitude and awed enthusiasm. According to the band, playing to their Brooklyn audience was "fucking amazing." We're inclined to agree.

    Check out some photos from the show:

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