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On An On - And The Wave Has Two Sides on LP + Download - direct audio

On An On - And The Wave Has Two Sides on Vinyl LP + Download

Roll Call Records

  • $ 1998

On An On And The Wave Has Two Sides on Vinyl LP + Download

Also Available on Colored 180g Vinyl

The Minneapolis trio On An On recorded And The Wave Has Two Sides, the follow up to their well received debut, Give In, at the famous Sunset Sound studios in Los Angeles with legendary producer Joe Chiccarelli (Spoon, White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Jacket). When On An On entered the studio to begin work on their new album, they brought a new approach to their songwriting with them. “This is another first record for us in a way,” says keyboardist Alissa Ricci of And The Wave Has Two Sides.

“This time we came into the studio as a band,” she says, alluding to their experience with their debut which was recorded only weeks after the three members had formed On An On. “Give In, was us learning to think less and trust our instincts,” she continues, “what you hear on that record is a band beginning.”

If Give In was the result of a band exploring their sonic horizons, and letting go of control while they figured out who they wanted to be, And The Wave Has Two Sides is the moment of clarity they came to as a result of that initial soul searching journey. A year and a half playing shows in support of Give In provided On An On with time to examine how they wanted to expand and grow sonically, resulting in more collaborative writing, and experimental live tracking.

“Making another Give In would have been the easy thing to do”, explains bassist Ryne Estwing. “This time we wanted to make something more direct and visceral.” Vocalist/guitarist Nate Eiesland adds, “by tracking everyone in the same room at one time, we tried to capture the interaction between the parts we were playing. There’s a subtle energy to things that get recorded that way; a tension in the sound.”

And The Waves Has Two Sides is rife with deeply cutting emotional moments, and just as often buoyed afloat by the incredible pop instincts that were already ripening on their debut. Highlights include the hauntingly suspenseful “Drifting” and the summer dance-floor anthem “It’s Not Over.” The latter is a song “about long-term love. It’s about regaining a sense of context to help in the moments, or the seasons, of insecurity that are a part of loving someone forever,” says Eiesland. “It’s funny that the first two songs we put out from this album are the ones that were the furthest from our comfort zone.”

On An On And The Wave Has Two Sides Track Listing:

1. Behind the Gun
2. Icon Love
3. Alright Alright
4. I Can't Escape It
5. It's Not Over
6. Drifting
7. Wait for the Kill
8. Stay the Same
9. You Were So Scared
10. Secret Drone
11. Synth Interlude
12. All At Once
13. It's Coming Up

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