On the strength of their their eponymous ‘ON’ album, recently released via Toronto-based indie imprint Indiestructable Records and their new ‘Break You’ video, indie rock / power trio ON will be taking their 90s-flavoured indie rock vibes on the road. Although heavier, the root of their sound should come as no surprise, carrying on the legacy of their 90’s Sire Records band Acid Test.
This tour brings them through the West Coast, Rockies and South-West, kicking off in San Diego on February 14 and ending in Seattle on April 2. With more than two dozen shows will be happening, the band will breeze loudly through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington state.
ON is a power trio made up of Lucy Di Santo (vocals, bass), Dan Cornelius (drums) and Steve Fall (guitars) – apart from Acid Test, its members have also been in other popular Toronto bands Danko Jones and Deliuss.
Always pushing forward with their trademark sound while paying homage to their post-punk, grunge, old-school funk and 90s college rock roots, they dish out infectious guitar riffs with a dash of p-funk groove to create positive heavy music recalling the golden days of American college radio.
“‘Break You’ soars like a goodbye love letter to a toxic person, place or substance; it’s a decree of emancipation – and breaking away from what dictates and captures the human soul. It is an outcry, a battle cry, and finally a freedom cry of intention – all wrapped up in a hardcore punk-metal riff that end with Sabbath-esque overtones,” says Lucy Di Santo.
Earlier, ON released the singles ‘Blackmail’ with video directed and edited by Michael Gucciardi and ‘Underdog’ with lively video filmed by Lindi Gordon and edited by Gucciardi. With these singles and focus track ‘Hereafter’, the band has been charting in the Radio Indie Alliance charts consecutively over the past half year.
Written in Toronto and New York, ON guitarist Steve Fall says the ‘ON’ album is “a document of friendship navigating explores in pain, and hope. Looking at the world with a collaborative effort to document what we see, witness and feel through songwriting and chemistry as a band.” Following pre-production recording with Drew Howard at Star Sound Studios in Cape Coral, the band worked with sound engineer Darius Szczepaniak (Sum 41, Black Crowes, Big Sugar, Bare Naked Ladies, Jann Arden) out of Phase One Studios.
In April, ON return to the studio to work on their next album with legendary producer Martin Bisi, famed for his groundbreaking work with Sonic Youth, Swans, Brian Eno, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Iggy Pop, Helmet, Africa Bambaataa, Dresden Dolls, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop and many other notable artists, at his BC Studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn.
The full ‘ON’ album is available everywhere online, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp, as well as at https://indiestructablerecords.com. Further tour info can be found at http://bit.ly/3HkBxkV
02/14 San Diego, CA @ the Bancroft Bar
02/15 Los Angeles @ The Offbeat Bar
02/16 Santa Barbara, CA @ Soul Bites
02/18 San Francisco, CA @ Hotel Utah
02/19 Reno, NV @ Alturas Bar
02/23 Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
02/24 Portland, OR @ Starday Tavern
02/25 Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
02/26 Salem @Graveyard Bar
03/01 Yakima, WA @ Punk’s Bar
03/02 Boise, ID @ the Lounge at the End of the Universe
03/03 Murray, UT @ the Ice Haus
03/05 Durango, CO @ the Hive
03/08 Phoenix, AZ @ the Rhythm Room
03/09 Bisbee, AZ @ the Bisbee
03/11 Tuscan, AZ @ the Screening Room
03/13 Houston, TX @1810 Ojeman
03/15 Arlington, TX @ GROWL
03/17 Loreda, TX @ Wonder Lounge
03/18 Austin, TX @ Cherrywood Coffeehouse
03/20 Albuquerque, NM @ Juno Pub
03/21 Denver, CO @ D3 Arts
03/23 Fort Collins, CO @ Surside Seven
03/29 Butte, MT @ Carpenters Union Hall
03/31 Stateline, ID @ Cruisers Bar & Grill
04/01 Tacoma, WA @ the Valley
04/02 Seattle, WA @ Funhouse