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Into It. Over It.

Into It. Over It.: IntersectionsIntersections (2013)
Triple Crown Records

Reviewer Rating: 4
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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 crafted w.
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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 crafted with stories that show just why Into It. Over It. are creating music that you shouldn't leave by the wayside. It's full of heart, soul and melody. Can't ask for much more.

"New North-Side Air" is that heavily contextual opener, stoic and personal, tone-setting. With so many sad stories, it's somewhat odd - but ultimately satisfying - to hear Weiss make upbeat music from them, as he sings on the desire to grow and his state of mind when things just don't go his way. The cymbals crashing contribute a rougher sound than heard on PROPER, but it works, stoking the melody. The record sounds unpolished throughout, actually, and it's a good fit.

If you're a fan of old songs like "Pinky Swear" and "No Good Before Noon," there are speckles of the calm, mellow acoustic vibe on Intersections. It's almost an obligation at this point for Weiss to keep it in his arsenal. Cue "Spatial Exploration," one of the neatest alt-emo songs Weiss has done. The record does have a bigger indie-rock influence than expected, but still encapsulates so much more of IIOI's earlier material. Archetypal as it might largely be, there's still bouts of experimentation amidst the familiarity on "Upstate Blues" and "The Shaking of Leaves."

Touching on precocious themes like religion and change and jabbing at the wisdom of life spices up the record, too. Weiss has a penchant for unabashed honesty and he drives his views home like nails. Always did and from this record, he always will. Intersections is colorful but not full of drivel or loquacious exposition. It isn't pretentious. It's just raw and fucking heartwarming. Grab it.

 

 
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superskabro (January 22, 2014)

This shit was legit. I had put off getting into these (this) guys (guy) for a while but I bought Intersections on a whim and it felt like all the emo jamz of my youth came rushing back to me. Reminds me a lot of older Death Cab For Cutie... BUT BETTER.

wolfparty (September 26, 2013)

this band sucks shit

danperrone (September 25, 2013)

this is one of the biggest let downs i've heard in a long time...twelve lazy versions of "connecticut steps"? no thank you. proper was awesome, but this record is just completely devoid of fun.

FranklinStein (September 24, 2013)

Copy and paste exactly what alk3punk said, word for word.

theTopher (September 24, 2013)

just listen to Stay Ahead of the Weather and T/T/T for fun stuff.

CincoDeMilo (September 24, 2013)

it's really good music. There's no doubt. I definitely prefer Proper though. I'm seeing these guys play next week and I expect there to be some kind of pit happening.... i mean even if it is just 16 year olds running around in a circle... that can be fun... but not during these songs. The crowd will be totally dead for these songs. It's really good but it doesn't have the fun songs the other albums had.

MN_DrNick (September 24, 2013)

"Into It. Over It. are a band you'll either really love or really hate"? It's not like they're Flipper, man.

Blackjaw_ (September 24, 2013)

"Into It. Over It. are a band you'll either really love or really hate"

Lol you're so weird, Renaldo. I fall into neither of those camps. I just like them.

ak3punk (September 24, 2013)

I saw him open for Frank Turner 2 years ago on his own and it was awesome. I instantly bought
"twelve towns" and "proper". "twelve towns" was forgettable but "proper" was stuck in my car stereo for months, and still frequents my iPod. Can't wait to hear this.

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