Oh No Ono “Internet Warrior”

By One Track Mind on Saturday, January 30th, 2010  |  3,219 views

Indie Rock, Indie-Pop

Oh No Ono “Internet Warrior” Oh No Ono “Internet Warrior”

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In a previous life, I ran an indie-pop night in Manhattan’s East Village, and one of my longtime DJ partners was a fella named Dan. Dan was the perfect accomplice for such an endeavor, as he was just as big a music geek as I was, actively seeking out the same sort of overlooked international indie acts. Dan moved on to bigger and better things, and one of them was founding Brooklyn’s Friendly Fire Recordings, which has churned out some under-appreciated (and some thoroughly acclaimed) releases from acts including The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Faunts, Windmill, and Camphor. The label’s newest signing is Oh No Ono, a Danish outfit whose North American debut, Eggs, was released this past Tuesday.

Oh No Ono produce music that is bold, defiant, and anything but complacent. On “Internet Warrior,” the record’s third track, the band nimbly navigates the experimental pop seas, folding melodies, tempos, and rhythms into one another without ever losing grasp of the compositional big picture. Whether they are in the midst of a spacey breakdown punctuated by exotic stringed instruments or crafting musical swells with lush strings and perfect vocal harmonies, Oh No Ono always feel comfortable in their own skin, never reaching for more than they can grasp despite their ambitious acrobatics. As a result, “Internet Warrior” offers that most gratifying of listens: a song which benefits from the scrutiny of multiple listens, each pass revealing further textures and tricks, but which also features a pure enough melodic sensibility that it may be enjoyed in a more passive capacity.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (23 votes, average: 6.83 out of 10)

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Jacki Says:

    This song doesn’t right click to download, help?

  2. One Track Mind Says:

    @Jacki: It does work, it’s just that sometimes the save dialog window takes a few moments to pop up. The server the band has the MP3 on is a little slow… we’ll move it over to our server today to speed up the download.

  3. Shane L. Says:

    Try hitting the little X in the corner of your browser — this song is awful.

  4. Jeff Says:

    disagree with shane. i think this song is great.

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