Earlier this year, Chicago outfit Scattered Trees scattered to the wind. Two members left the band, and the remaining three were unsure what to do, seeing as they still had studio time booked in Toronto. They decided to carry on with a name-change, and ON AN ON was born.
Recording with Dave Newfeld–who’s helmed projects by Broken Social Scene, Los Campesinos!, and Super Furry Animals–the band dove in a new direction. The result is Give In, which sees a release January 29 via Roll Call Records. ON AN ON have already let loose the first taste in the form of “Ghosts.” It’s a slow-burning ballad, characterized by the trio’s multi-part harmonies and Phil Spector-sized production.
It’s also a perfect jumping off point for others. Today, Prefix is premiering YACHT’s remix of “Ghosts,” which propels the song in another direction. The Portland electro-outfit takes the lyric “there are spirits, and I can feel them” and runs with it: a throbbing synth line pulsates underneath as YACHT turns “Ghosts” into skittering dance party. They welcome ON AN ON into the new musical world with open arms. Stream the remix below, and for your reference, we’ve included the original as well as tour dates for ON AN ON.
ON AN ON tour dates:
09.22 – Santa Ana, CA: Constellation Room w/ Reptar, Rubblebucket
09.23 – Los Angeles, CA: Echoplex w/ Reptar, Rubblebucket
09.26 – Austin, TX: The Beauty Ballroom w/ Reptar, Rubblebucket
09.27 – Little Rock, AR: Juanita’s w/ Reptar, Rubblebucket
09.28 – Nashville, TN: War Memorial Auditorium w/ Reptar, Rubblebucket
10.03 – Chicago, IL: Schubas w/ Niki & the Dove