Release Date: Sep 24, 2013
Record label: Triple Crown Records
Evan Weiss' second ‘real’ album is confident, reassured and focused. While principal Into It. Over It. member Evan Weiss currently alternates between a solo and a full-band set-up on tour, his second ‘real’ album is confident, reassured and focused. Songs like ‘Obsessive Compulsive ….
Into It. Over It. are a band you'll either really love or really hate (Or maybe you'll think they're just OK –ed.). It's hard to find an in-between. For me, Evan Weiss' stance on life and more so, the poetic vibe he breathes into his music is something I deeply appreciate. Intersections is ….
On the very first line of Intersections, Evan Weiss informs us he’s “traded tobacco for new north side air,” like he’s a familiar friend who can dispense with formalities, just checking in to shoot the shit. This charming and occasionally exasperating quality plays a big part in defining his quasi-solo project Into It. Over It. But if you’re new to Weiss’ output, the backstory is worth relating—prior to his 2011 debut Proper, he'd gained notoriety around Chicago for starting seemingly dozens of bands and serving as a liaison between the upperclassmen of Midwestern emo (Their/They’re/There with Mike Kinsella) and the younger kids establishing the new vanguard.
You’re in your late teens or twenties. You probably go to university and do something arty or work in ‘the media’. You grew up listening to Jimmy Eat World and Death Cab For Cutie. You secretly pine for a life like that shown in 500 Days of Summer. The understated beauty and the romantic ….
On his sophomore salute, Into It. Over It. songsmith Evan Weiss seems to be taking cues from his friend (and occasional bandmate) Mike Kinsella of Owen. Full band in hand, the songs remain geared toward his solo show. Breezy opener “New North-Side Air” finds Weiss speaking in code, yet ….