Entries tagged with: Into It Over It
by Andrew Sacher
Earlier this year, emo veterans The Jazz June put out their first new song in 12 years on a split with Dikembe, and mentioned that a full length produced by Into It. Over It.'s Evan Weiss was to follow. That album has now officially been announced. It's called After The Earthquake, and it will be out on November 11 via Topshelf (the same label that released Braid's comeback LP this year). It follows 2002's Better Off Without Air. That's the album artwork above and you can check out the tracklist, which includes "Over Underground" from the Dikembe split, below. (Their latest dates also say they play Fun Fun Fun Fest. A new addition to the Austin fest? We're not 100% sure yet, but stay tuned for confirmation on that.)
Into It. Over It. will be involved with other emo veterans this year too. His tour schedule includes opening the 10/11 date of American Football's three night run In NYC, and opening most of the Mineral tour.
Speaking of, Mineral singer Chris Simpson (also of The Gloria Record), is releasing a new album with his Zookeeper project this year, Pink Chalk, which is due out on October 14 via Count Your Lucky Stars (the label run by Empire! Empire!, whose new LP features a guest appearance from Chris). Chris stopped making music you can accurately call "emo" a while ago, and this new song is more along the lines of singer/songwriter indie. Good stuff no matter what genre name you give it, as you can hear (via Stereogum) below.
by Andrew Sacher
It's no secret that the '90s are all the rage right now. The internet (and maybe even your real life) is filled with nostalgia for everything from Pogs to Nickelodeon cartoons to Tamagotchis and this reality check from The Onion that the '90s weren't only Pogs, Nickelodeon cartoons and Tamagotchis. Indie rock is no exception. The sounds of the Alternative Nation era can be heard in many of today's indie bands, and countless '90s OGs have reformed to excellent results, playing not just to the people who saw them the first time around but to many new, younger fans. When it comes to discussing '90s rock, we usually turn the conversation towards critically acclaimed bands like Pavement, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Built to Spill, Neutral Milk Hotel, and My Bloody Valentine or huge bands like Nirvana, Weezer, and Radiohead. You don't need another list telling you those bands are great. (But if you do, those lists are easily Googleable and recommended!) Instead, here's an alternative (pun intended) way of looking at the decade. Here's a list that highlights nine great bands who seem like they're starting to get re-evaluated a bit and starting to get the credit they deserve (some more than others).
I'm not trying to take the obscurer-than-thou route either. In fact, there's a good chance you've heard of all of these bands. All of them were on major labels. Some didn't have enough hits to get legitimately popular or remembered for more than one or two songs, but because of their MTV/KROQ associations they weren't very indie-cool either. Some achieved more mainstream success (often by changing their sound), an even bigger indie cred killer. But all of them are doing cool stuff right now, whether it's new albums, vinyl reissues, tours of the classic material, or new related bands. Almost all of them also have a clear influence on younger, modern bands. Whatever it is, it's reminding us why they were such great artists to begin with.
Of course this list could've had way more than nine bands. So feel free to comment telling us which ones you would've included and which ones you think we should've left off. Check out the list (in no particular order), with commentary and song streams, below.
UPDATE: Here's why we didn't include Nada Surf.
photo by Dominick Mastrangelo
Into It. Over It.'s Evan Weiss at Lollapalooza 2014 Toyota Soundwave Tent
Into It. Over It. (who are on the new No Sleep comp) have a very busy few months ahead of them, opening for some emo legends like Mineral on most of their tour including all four NYC shows in September, and the 10/11 date of American Football's three night run at NYC's Webster Hall. If you'd like to catch IIOI headlining a show not far from NYC, you can do that the day before the American Football show at The Loft (10/10) in Poughkeepsie with Foxing and Kittyhawk. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All IIOI dates are listed below.
The picture above was taken by our photographer Dominick Mastrangelo this past weekend at Lollapalooza in the Toyota Soundwave tent. Check out a bigger version of that picture and portraits of other artists from the session on Facebook. Check out pictures of the fest here.
For Foxing (whose ongoing tour with The Hotelier we just caught in NYC) and Kittyhawk (who have a new LP coming), that Poughkeepsie show is part of a string of dates the two bands are going on together. Those dates include a run with the UK's Nai Harvest which doesn't hit NYC but also comes close for shows on October 12 at Amityville Music Hall (tickets) and October 13 at SUNY Purchase.
Lists of all Nai Harvest and Foxing dates, with the list of IIOI dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Touche Amore @ Revolution in July (more by Mimi Hong)
No Sleep Records is putting out a new compilation this week, A Comp For Mom, which is a tribute to label founder Chris Hansen's mom who recently passed away. Here's what Chris had to say about it:
A Comp For Mom is a special project i planned over the past month of my mom's life, to release in her honor and to help raise funds for her medical bills. Now it will be released in memory of her. 100% of the proceeds will be going towards any medical bills/other expenses incurred after her passing, after that 100% of the proceeds will go into a Linda Hansen Memorial Fund.The comp features rare and unreleased tracks by La Dispute, Into It. Over It., Now, Now, Run Forever and more, as well as covers such as Allison Weiss taking on The Beatles' "In My Life," Daisyhead doing Jimmy Eat World's "Work" and, recorded special for this compilation, Touché Amore's version of The National's "Available" that they played at Revolution last month. The song, which is a digital-only bonus track, mostly features singer Jeremy Bolm using clean vocals until the song's end when he brings back his trademark scream.
I love you Mom, say hi to Dad for me.
You can pre-order A Comp For Mom now. A full stream of the compilation premieres in this post and can be listened to below.
Lykke Li / Courtney Barnett / Blood Orange / Chewbacca
"Ker-plunk!" The first raindrops of the day splash down, but no matter. Courtney Barnett is in the house and delivers a convincing set. The Australian singer-songwriter headlined Schubas two days ago, and now, in front of an audience at least 15 times bigger, she and her trio play a muscular brand of no-frills indie-rock ornamented by nuanced melodies and sharp lyrics. The singer plays hooky little guitar riffs underneath her deadpan vocals, which brim with wit, discontent and slacker wisdom. "I sleep in late, another day/Oh, what a wonder, oh, what a waste." She is definitely not wasting anyone's time here. - [Chicago Tribune]While day one of Lollapallooza 2014 dealt with some rain, computer problems and Blood Orange's unfortunate, unpleasant run-ins with security, for most it was festival-as-usual, with sets from Arctic Monkeys, Eminem, Lykke Li, Lorde, Coutney Barnett, Jagwar Ma, and lots more. Pictures from Lollapalooza Day 1 are in this post.
Billy Jones talking with San Fermin / Rudimental
Meanwhile, BV was hosting interviews and performances over in the Toyota Soundwave Tent. Cohosts James Davis and Billy Jones chatted with CHVRCHES, San Fermin and Vic Mensa and had live performances from Into It Over It and Rudimental. Pictures of that are in this post. If you're going today, stop by to see performances by So So Glos and The Districts, plus Q&As with Cut Copy, Duke Dumont, and PAPA. Schedule is here.
Lollapalooza Day 2 is just getting underway in Grant Park, with performances today by Outkast, Spoon, Jenny Lewis and more. All of those sets can be streamed live if you're not there. More photos from Day 1, below...
The American Football reunion tour comes to NYC for sold out shows on October 10, 11 and 12 at Webster Hall, and since we last spoke the openers for each show have been announced. It's an interesting bunch, with S. Carey of Bon Iver on night 1, Mike Kinsella collaborator Evan Weiss' currently buzzy band Into It. Over It. (who are having quite the year with '90s emo legends, also opening the Mineral tour) on night 2, and American Football's former Polyvinyl labelmate Matt Pond on night 3.
S. Carey will also open Mike's Owen show happening the day before the American Football run kicks off at The Studio at Webster Hall (10/9). You can still get tickets to that one. He also just announced a tour with Califone.
photo by Courtney Chavanell
Emo vets Mineral recently announced a reunion tour, though for a band that will be making their return after a 17-year absence, it wasn't a very long one. They were since announced for two Riot Fests which proved they weren't done adding dates, and then a whole lot more were announced. They now have reunion dates from September through November, all of which are listed below.
The tour already included three sold-out NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom (9/5-9/7) and the new dates also include a FOURTH NYC show happening at the smaller Saint Vitus on September 4. Tickets for the newly-added show go on sale Friday (5/16) at 11 AM. Into It. Over It. open all four NYC shows and all other club dates.
Curiously, the Austin band has still yet to announce any hometown shows. Maybe that means they're playing Fun Fun Fun Fest? We'll find out soon. Updated dates are listed below...
First American Football sold out Webster Hall and added a second date, and now fellow reunited '90s emo legends Mineral have sold out the two Bowery Ballroom shows on their tour with Into It. Over It. and added a third happening on September 7 at Bowery Ballroom, also with IIOI. Tickets for that one go on sale today (4/25) at 3 PM.
Updated dates (including Boston and Cleveland updates too) are listed below...
by Andrew Sacher
Okay, I wasn't kidding about the '90s emo reunions not ending. Just yesterday we posted about the potential Mineral reunion, and this reunion is potential no longer. The veteran band has just announced a short tour for September which hits NYC for shows on September 5 & 6 at Bowery Ballroom. They'll also play Gainesville, FL's The Fest in November. All dates will be opened by Evan Weiss' Into It. Over It.. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday (4/25) at noon. All dates are listed below.
And don't forget to get your American Football tickets!
The annual festival that sends tons of the world's best punk bands to Florida, The Fest, returns to multiple Gainesville venues for its 13th year from October 31 to November 2 and Pre-Fest happens once again in Tampa from October 29-30.
The initial lineup for The Fest was just announced and includes Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Strike Anywhere, Chixdiggit, Chuck Ragan, Into It Over It, Tim Barry, Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls, Night Birds, You Blew It!, Self Defense Family, Circle Takes the Square, Lemuria, The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Mikey Erg, Dads, Gates, Banquets, Somos, Dikembe, Frameworks, Captain We're Sinking, The Hotelier, Prawn, Little Big League, Everyone Everywhere, Nona, Chumped, Worriers, Nai Harvest, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), Places to Hide, Courtesy Drop, Foxing, All Dogs and many more. Tickets go on sale April 20 via the Fest's site (which is currently down at time of this post).
Full initial lineup below...
Lollapalooza 2014, which goes down from August 1-3 in Chicago, announced its 2014 lineup. Artists include Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monekys, Skrilex, Broken Bells and tons more. 3-day passes are sold out, but single day tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.
Full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
You Blew It!'s new record, Keep Doing What You're Doing, which came out this week via Topshelf, is one of the more buzzed about emo records since all this talk of "emo revival" exploded onto the internet, and for good reason. Their last LP, 2012's Grow Up, Dude, was pretty in line with all the "twinkly" emo that made up most of this "revival," but KDWYD feels reactionary to that, packing a more aggressive, "rock" style punch. The band, and their producer Evan Weiss (of Into It. Over It., Their/They're/There and many others), shed some light on that in a new studio interview video that makes its premiere in this post. The band talk about their more straightforward rock influences (Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World), and the whole thing is pretty revelatory if you've been itching to know more about this record. There's some clips of them recording in there too. Check it out below.
You Blew It! bring their tour with Prawn and Crying to NYC on February 8 at Shea Stadium with Living Room.
Evan Weiss also brings his Into It. Over It. tour with The World Is A Beautiful Place and A Great Big Pile of Leaves to NYC on February 21 at Bowery Ballroom with LVL UP. Tickets for that show are still available.
Video and a stream of Keep Doing What You're Doing below...
by Andrew Sacher
When I was recently discussing emo bands, I only mentioned North American bands, but there of course emo bands in other countries, like the UK. Granted, most British emo bands sound like American bands, but there have been some great ones, like Plaids, Crash of Rhinos, and the most recent one to grace my ears, guitar/drum duo Nai Harvest. These guys released a solid album earlier this year, Whatever, which does the mathy, shouty, Midwest thing pretty well, and they've now teamed up with the trusty Topshelf Records (and Dog Knights) to release their new EP, Hold Open My Head, on March 3. They released the title track this week, which calms down the post-hardcore tendencies of Whatever and veers more towards emo's indie rock side. You can stream that track, along with a full stream of Whatever, below. The band's only dates at the moment are a European tour with Gnarwolves, and those dates are listed below too.
In other Topshelf news, Florida's You Blew It! recently announced that they'll release their sophomore LP, Keep Doing What You're Doing, for the label on January 14. The first single from that album, "Award Of The Year Award," is also indebted to the mathy, shouty Midwest sound and you can stream that below. The record was produced by Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., Their/They're/There, etc). As discussed, You Blew It! are going on a tour with The Front Bottoms, which doesn't hit NYC but does hit Long Island on January 30 at 89 North (tickets). The Front Bottoms also play two sold-out NYC shows, including a BV holiday show. All You Blew It! dates are listed below.
Speaking of Evan Weiss and Topshelf, we just mentioned that Topshelf bands The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves were added to the Into It. Over It. tour. Their/They're/There tours with Birthmark even sooner.
Nai Harvest and You Blew It! streams, along with the lists of dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
As mentioned, Evan Weiss is taking his Into It. Over It. project on tour this winter, and it may have just officially become the best emo tour of 2014 with new additions The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and A Great Big Pile of Leaves (it may also be the wordiest). As mentioned, that tour hits NYC on February 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed, along with the updated tour flyer, below.
Into It. Over It., AGBPOL, and TWIABP all released albums this year, and if you've yet to hear them, all three are streaming below. Into It. Over It.'s has kind of an Owen-meets-Death Cab thing going on, AGBPOL's is Minus the Bear-style chill-rock, and TWIABP's applies the grandiosity and communal vibes of mid-'00s indie rock collectives (BSS, New Pornographers, I'm From Barcelona, etc) and applies it to a kind of emo that has Kinsella-style complexity as much as it has Your Favorite Weapon-style youthfulness.
All streams, along with the list of tour dates and flyer, below...
Evan with Their/They're/There in Chicago in July (more by Kirstie Shanley)
Into It. Over It. is the current project of long-running emo/indie rock musician Evan Weiss (The Progress, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Damiera, etc), and he's just announced a two-ish month long US tour to go down in winter 2014. That tour hits NYC on February 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Thursday (11/14) at noon. All dates, including stops in Asbury Park and New Haven, are listed below.
Evan is also currently in Their/They're/There with Mike Kinsella (Owen, Cap'n Jazz, American Football, etc) and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships), and as discussed, they'll be on a US tour even sooner, which hits NYC on December 19 at Knitting Factory. Opening that show and a few others are Birthmark (Mike's cousin Nate Kinsella) and Mansions. Tickets are still available.
T/T/T just released another new song, "Curtain Call," from their upcoming Analog Weekend EP (due out 12/10 via Polyvinyl/Topshelf), which you can stream below.
Into It. Over It.'s new album, Intersections is out now via Triple Crown. You can watch the video for "No Amount of Sound" along with a stream of another album track, the new T/T/T song, and the list of all tour dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Their/They're/There in Chicago in July (more by Lindsey Best)
Their/They're/There is the newest project by a couple guys who already have a laundry list of projects: Mike Kinsella (previously of Cap'n Jazz, American Football, Owls, Joan of Arc, etc, and currently Owen) and Evan Weiss (previously of The Progress, Stay Ahead of the Weather, Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Damiera, etc, and currently Into It. Over It.). They've also tapped guitarist Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships) to complete the lineup. If you're familiar with those other projects, you're probably already sold on T/T/T and know exactly what you're getting yourself into: technical patterns, but highly melodic, and the kind of super-specific lyrics that gets these guys tagged with "emo."
Earlier this year, T/T/T released their self-titled debut EP via Polyvinyl (the longtime label of most-things Kinsella), and a followup EP, Analog Weekend, will be out on December 10 via the label, and also co-released by Topshelf. You can stream the self-titled EP in its entirety, along with "New Blood" from the new EP, below. The album artwork and tracklist for the new EP are below too.
Their/They're/There will be heading out on a short tour with Mike's cousin Nate Kinsella aka Birthmark, and Louisville duo Mansions. The tour hits NYC on December 19 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with song streams and more, below...
Texas is the Reason, 2012 reunion (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Texas is the Reason reunited again in 2012 for Revelation Records' 25th anniversary and played shows at Irving Plaza, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Saint Vitus in NYC in addition to some touring. In May they announced "The Grand Finale", an eight-date European tour that runs from 7/26 - 8/4. After that, they say, they're done again. Assuming they're telling the truth, that gives them about a week between when I'm writing this and when they leave for Europe to make a last minute announcement and do it one more time for NYC.
In possibly related news, Hoboken club Maxwell's, where Texas is the Reason played multiple times in the 90s, is sadly closing for good at the end of the month, but have been going out strong with shows by Titus Andronicus, Yo La Tengo, and many more. This weekend, the shows continue with two sold out shows on Sunday (7/21): Screaming Females & Nuclear Santa Claust (early) and Ted Leo & Shellshag (late). The Bongos will play the final show there, though details are scarce. There's also a farewell block party.
Texas is the Reason European dates and an 'Exit Interview' they just filmed, below....
Andrew WK at Webster Hall in 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Back before Bamboozle started hitting Asbury Park (or other nearby places in NJ) every spring, the similar Skate and Surf Festival used to go down there, but hasn't been in active in eight years. Following the announcement that there will be no Bamboozle in 2013 (but they say, "keep your eyes peeled for 2014 info"), it was announced that Skate and Surf Fest is being revived this year, and will happen from May 18 to 19 at Plaza Green at iPlay America (110 Schanck Road) in Freehold, NJ.
Though we'd never turn down a solo set by Andrew WK, the rest of the lineup is not one we particularly care about, much like most of Bamboozle's lineup in years past. Other bands playing include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Saves the Day, Bayside, Into It. Over It., Hopsin, and more. Tickets go on sale Saturday (1/12).
Full lineup and flyer below...
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Screaming Females at Barbarella (more by Tim Griffin)
Screaming Females, who just completed a run of shows that brought them to Santos Party and Maxwell's, and who will be playing Culture Shock up at SUNY Purchase in April, will head out on tour in June with Lemuria and headliner Against Me!. The tour actually kicks off May 31 in Millvale, PA, though Lemuria and Against Me! both also play Krazy Fest in Louisville on May 21. The tour hits NYC at Webster Hall on June 7th. Tickets go on AmEx presale today at noon (4/6) and regular sale on Friday. All tour dates are below.
Against Me!'s last NYC shows were two opening slots at Roseland and a last minute, headlining matinee at the intimate Mercury Lounge.
Meanwhile, Lemuria is heading out on tour with Joyce Manor & White Wives. That tour hits The Studio at Webster Hall on April 27th. Tickets are on sale for the show that also includes Banquets. All dates are listed below.
The last time that Lemuria and Screaming Females crossed paths in NYC was at the Don Giovanni showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg in February. There the bands were joined by Laura Stevenson & The Cans who also just announced a big tour including a run with Fake Problems, Pomegranates and Into It. Over It that hits Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on May 10th (tickets) and Manhattan's Mercury Lounge on May 13th (tickets).
Laura Stevenson & the Cans meanwhile are hitting road in April after a public show at Baruch College on April 8th (tickets are on sale). The band's sophmore album is out via Don Giovanni on April 26th. An MP3 from that record is at the top of this post.
All dates and stuff below...