by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
West Virginia’s Ona make easy going indie rock that’s ideal for summertime breeze and casual unwinding. The band released their latest album, Full Moon, Heavy Light, last month via Hickman Holler Records, an album as warm as the coming months and fuzzy like a worn-in blanket. It’s about as chill as you can get without being boring, and the textures that make up album stand-out “Golden Highway Deserter” are the kind you can sink right into.
Sounding like a lost nugget of the 70’s, faded and unrecognizable from the sun, their single gets an incredible new video, a moving collage, that shifts in time with the song’s dreamy rhythm and subtle twang. We love a good collage clip, and this one is great. There’s rooster-like-creatures on cars, deer in wigs, skulls with crazy tongues, and everything else that says “damn, this is a chill ass song.” Lightly buzzing with a casual distortion for flavor (and most certainly not aggression), Ona ease into psych rock with a down-home charm, making something that feels light but leaves a heavy impression.