New album, New single, New UK tour.
Critically acclaimed Chicago rock band OK Go have announced details of their second album, a new single and a UK headlining tour in the early part of 2006.
The band's second album, Oh No, a raw, manic set produced by Tore Johansson, is released on 27th Feb 2006 through Angel Music, and will be preceded by a single, A Million Ways, on February 13th.
Oh No was recorded in MalmÃ¶, Sweden with producer Tore Johansson (Franz Ferdinand, the Cardigans). Dave Sardy, whose production credits include work with Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, and Jet, also joined the band in the studio. The result is an album that is leaner and grittier than their acclaimed, self-titled debut, but no less exuberant or ambitious. The video for A Million Ways, exemplifies this new approach. Recorded with a budget of $24 dollars in the singer's backyard, the video, a single unedited shot of the band performing an elaborate, choreographed dance, was leaked to the Internet, and has become the most downloaded video ever.
OK Go formed in Chicago in 1998, but its roots run deeper—principal songwriters Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind formed their first band together at age 13. The band's feverish live shows helped build them a large local fan base, and to opening slots with the likes of Elliott Smith. Their joyous power pop formula soon found its way to Capitol Records in the US via a brace of independently released singles, and by late 2002 they had recorded and released their debut album, with lead single "Get Over It" to critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, including slots at Reading, Leeds, and T in the Park and a performance on Top of The Pops. They have since played alongside everyone from the Kaiser Chiefs to Spoon to Donnas and Violent Femmes.
OK GO are: Damian Kulash (vocals, guitar), Tim Nordwind (bass), Dan Konopka (drums) & Andy Ross (guitar, keyboards).
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