Entries tagged with: Into It Over It
photo: Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
Into It. Over It. are currently on tour in Europe with Modern Baseball and Tiny Moving Parts, and upon returning to the US, IIOI and TMP will do another short run together here. That includes a free NYC show happening April 25 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, also with Major Leagues on the bill. Then IIOI head out again supporting Minus the Bear. All dates are listed below.
Into It. Over It. main man Evan Weiss is also a member of Pet Symmetry, who have a new album on the way. If you haven't heard them yet, you can listen to two tracks from that here.
Photo: Tigers Jaw at MHOW in June (more by Mimi Hong)
As discussed, The Menzingers have an upcoming tour with Taking Back Sunday that includes night 1 of TBS' holiday shows at NJ's Starland Ballroom (12/27), NYC's Best Buy Theater on 3/18 and Long Island's Paramount on 3/24. Starland is sold out but tickets for the other two are still available.
Before those shows, the Scranton natives will headline their own holiday show in their old hometown (they live in Philly now) with an all-Scranton lineup of Tigers Jaw, Captain We're Sinking (The Menzingers' literal "brother band"), Okay Paddy (reunion), The SW!MS (reunion), Three Man Cannon (ex-Tigers Jaw), Petal (ft. mems of Tigers Jaw), Esta Coda and The Red Barons. The show takes place December 20. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds benefit youth arts programs in Scranton. Updated Menzingers dates and show flyer below.
In other news, Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw, who released the excellent Charmer earlier this year, was nice enough to give us a list of his favorite albums of 2014. It features Scranton holiday show-mates The Menzingers and Three Man Cannon, as well as other things like Stephen Malkmus and Ryan Adams. Find out who else made Ben's list below.
by Andrew Sacher
Into It. Over It. at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Mimi Hong)
Evan Weiss is just about everywhere in the emo world right now, whether it's in Into It. Over It., Their/They're/There (with Mike Kinsella), Pet Symmetry, Stay Ahead of the Weather, or any other active band we may be forgetting, or producing records for The Jazz June and You Blew It!, or running his record label. He bridges the gap between old school and new school as far as his tourmates go, and sometimes you'll find him somewhere totally un-emo like Lollapalooza.
One of his most beloved bands though, is one who only put out one full length and two EPs in the early-mid 2000s before breaking up, The Progress. Their sole LP, 2006's Merit, was keeping the indie rock-oriented mathy style of '90s emo alive way before it was trendy to do that. It's one of the true gems to have come out during emo's (for lack of better words) "hair metal phase." And now it looks like The Progress may be reuniting.
In November, Absolute Punk pointed to to a tweet from Evan that reads "oh yeah, that thing i confirmed is a show. for a band that hasn't played a show in 7 years" and hashtagged "US Camera." That was pretty convincing on its own, but now Evan has posted a show announcement confirming a show for December 30 at Boot & Saddle in Philly with the caption "take the hint" and a show flyer that looks suspiciously similar to the Merit artwork. Hint taken. The only technically announced bands for that bill are Sleep In and Dryjacket. Tickets are on sale now. If it is in fact a Progress show, let's hope it's not the only one!
Meanwhile, Evan has given us a list of his favorite LPs and EPs of 2014. It's a cool, diverse list ranging from ambient pop to powerviolence, and you can check it out for yourself below.
Into It. Over It. also has an upcoming solo tour with Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson (doesn't hit NYC), and he recently put out the video for "Spinning Thread" (dir. Max Moore) from last year's Intersections LP. Watch that, with his year-end list, some Progress song streams and the Philly show flyer, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Kevin Devine w/ Bad Books in 2010 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Last year, Kevin Devine simultaneously released two albums, Bubblegum and Bulldozer, which both included different versions of the song "She Can See Me." Today, he put out a 7" for that song on Bad Timing Records, Devinyl Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings which features both versions of the track, and in honor of release day we've got the premiere of the video for the Bubblegum version. Though the album titles might make you think otherwise, the Bubblegum version is actually the heavier of the two with some sludge metal-inspired riffs thrown in there. Check out the video (dir. Jordan Noel) with the full cast credits, below.
Kevin was in NYC earlier this month for an intimate solo show at HiFi Bar, and he'll hit the road for a full solo tour in 2015 with Into it. Over It.'s Evan Weiss (solo) and Laura Stevenson. That triple bill doesn't hit NYC, but there are nearby shows in New Haven and Philly. All dates are listed below.
Kevin and his band also play the BV-presented 'Champagne Jam' at Webster Hall in December with The Front Bottoms, Craig Finn, The So So Glos and more. Sold out.
Speaking of Evan Weiss, his other band Pet Symmetry released a new song today.
by Andrew Sacher
Pet Symmetry is one of the many bands of Evan Weiss (also of Into It. Over It., Their/They're/There, Stay Ahead of the Weather, ex-The Progress and more), and also features Erik Czaja (Dowsing, Kittyhawk) and Marcus Nuccio. As discussed, they're releasing a split with Slingshot Dakota as part of the Soft Speak Records split 7" series on November 25, and their contribution, "Potted Plant Meets Vintage Amp: A Katherine Grube Love Story," premieres in this post. You can clearly tell Evan's fingerprints are on this, but Erik writes the songs and then the band collaborates. Evan calls it the most equal contribution of any band he's ever played in. The new track is more of a straightforward power pop tune and less mathy than Evan's projects end to be, and Erik's Kittyhawk bandmate Kate Grube contributes guest vocals too. Check it out below.
Slingshot Dakota's contribution to the split is a cover of "Rise" by the reunited Rainer Maria. You can pre-order it here. 100% of proceeds go to Hopeline, who focus on suicide prevention, awareness and education.
Song stream below...
Speedy Ortiz @ Mercury Lounge - 11/2/14 (via Marc Viloria)
The killer double bill that is the Speedy Ortiz / Ex Hex tour rolled through NYC over the weekend hitting Glasslands on Saturday (11/1) with Aye Nako and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (11/2) with Big Ups. Speedy headlined the first night and they switched it up on night 2. Did you catch either one? How were they?
The tour wraps up in Durham, NC on Friday (11/7) and after that, Speedy will return to NYC to play one of the final Death by Audio shows on November 11 with Hunters, Palehound and Bong Wish (ex-Fat Creeps). That's a pretty solid lineup, and $10 at the door gets you in. Updated dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Speedy singer Sadie Dupuis is one of the artists contributing to the new Keep In Touch (KIT) 7" subscription series which also includes Cloud Nothings (who just announced a Chicago show), Mutual Benefit, Big Ups, Into It. Over It., Girlpool, TOPS, The So So Glos, Ava Luna, Ricky Eat Acid, Playlounge, "and a few surprises." It's a year-long subscription and the idea is "each month you'll receive a 7" x 7" postcard with a record pressed directly into a full color image curated by that month's artist." You can subscribe here.
List of dates and a live video from this past SXSW below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
American Football @ Webster Hall - 10/11/14
American Football continued their sold-out 3-night Webster Hall run last night (10/11) with Into It. Over It. opening. Like the previous night, they played in front of a screen with the house from their album cover, and played all the songs from their album and EP plus a bonus track from the new reissue, just in a slightly different order this time ("Never Meant" closed the show last night). Pictures of that show are in this post.
After Webster, American Football and Into It. Over It. headed to Saint Vitus for a much more intimate aftershow. Doors were at 12:30 AM and the line was wrapped around the block way before they opened. Everyone got in though, and the show went lateee until 3 AM when the cops showed up and closed it down. This one was way more laid back than the Webster shows, and they opened with "Never Meant" this time (and joked that they'd just play that 12 times and then leave). Video of that, with more pictures and the setlist from Webster, below.
The Webster run wraps up tonight (10/12) with Matt Pond opening. Sold out.
Lemuria at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Into It. Over It. and Lemuria have announced that they'll be going on a tour together in November and December, all dates of which are listed below. The tour doesn't hit NYC but both IIOI and Lemuria will be in the NYC-area this weekend separately to open for two different emo legends. Into It. Over It. are opening night 2 of American Football's 3-night run at Webster Hall this Saturday (10/11) (sold out). That same night, Lemuria will be in Asbury Park for the BrooklynVegan-presented Lifetime show at The Stone Pony which also includes Mouthpiece and Spraynard (also sold out).
Lemuria will return later in the year on their run with a band from Austin called Prince (not to be confused with, you know, Prince), hitting Brooklyn Night Bazaar on December 20 for a free show with more bands TBA. Their full tour schedule is below.
In related news, main IIOI member Evan Weiss, who's producing the new Jazz June album (due 11/11 via Topshelf), is now also reissuing their classic 2000 album, The Medicine, on his Storm Chaser label. It's coming out on October 28 as a split release with Topshelf for its first time ever on vinyl. You can pre-order it via Topshelf and Storm Chaser.
The Jazz June's only live dates at the moment are a TBA FFF Nites show in Austin and the official 2014 BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase happening October 25 at Baby's All Right with Pity Sex, Beach Slang, Cayetana and Sport. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
List of Lemuria dates below...
FFF NITES @ FUN FUN FUN Fest - November 7-9 2014
With less than 2 months to go, today Fun Fun Fun Fest release their FFF NITES lineup:
FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) is excited to announce today the lineup for FFF Nites, the after shows free to festival wristband holders, during this year's festival November 7--9, 2014, at Auditorium Shores. The Nites performances--including over one hundred FFF performing artists and a roster of artists playing exclusively during Nites--are only available to FFF Fest wristband holders; no tickets will be sold at the door.If you're on the fence, this might be the final push. More than seventy (74 so far if I counted correctly) of the one-hundred-plus above mentioned artists are exclusive to FFF Nites, including Meat Puppets, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Jazz June, Power Trip, Tombs, Single Mothers, Into It Over It, The Hotelier, Le1f, The Pizza Underground, MSTRKFT and many more. Access to the night shows is FREE with your FFF wristband.
You can still get FFF passes here.
Check out more of the announcement including the full FFF Nites lineup below...
photos by Mimi Hong
Mineral @ Bowery Ballroom - 9/6/14
Mineral kicked off their reunion tour with Into It. Over It. at Saint Vitus last Thursday (9/4) (read our review), and continued with three more NYC shows at Bowery Ballroom on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (all sold out). Like at Vitus, night 1 at Bowery had multiple crowd members yelling "thank you!" and a lot of people were yelling out song names too. It seemed weird that so many people were yelling out song names, but it never seemed to bother the band. It kind of fit the vibe... almost like the band and fans all felt like reunited old friends, but a bit older. The setlists at the Bowery shows were similar to Vitus, with just a few differences, like that the Bowery crowds on (at least) night 1 and 2 luckily got "LoveLetterTypewriter." Pictures and a video of Saturday's show are in this post, with setlists from Friday and Saturday. Anyone have the Sunday setlist?
More pictures from Friday, with video and setlists, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Mineral @ Saint Vitus - 9/4/14 (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Emo veterans Mineral were only around from 1994 to 1997, having broken up before the release of their second and final album, EndSerenading, but they're finally back and last night (9/4) they kicked off their first tour in 17 years at Brooklyn's Saint Vitus. (Following a surprise show in their hometown of Austin.) Each year it becomes increasingly clear that bands don't stay broken up, but Mineral is a band I really thought I would never see. I didn't discover them until they'd already broken up (and judging by the average age of the crowd last night, neither did many of the people in attendance), and they'd always just been a band whose brief career I considered to be a thing of the past. Something that would only live on through those two great records.
But Mineral are back, and from last night's show you'd think they never left. Some reunited bands just play to the fans, smiling on stage and inspiring long overdue singalongs (nothing wrong with that). Others look bored and make you wonder why they even reunited in the first place. But Mineral looked like they'd secretly been a band all these years. They didn't say anything sentimental on stage, didn't crack any jokes about how long it's been. If you didn't know any better you might have thought you were seeing a new band. They were tight, in the zone, and looked totally into the songs for their whole set. And actually it makes sense, because Mineral ended before they could ever tour in support of what many (myself included) consider their best album. There was definitely a sense that there was some unfinished business to be taken care of with the passion that was put into EndSerenading standouts like "Palisade" or "Unfinished" or "For Ivadell."
The influence Mineral's had over the years also rang loud and clear at last night's show. Just about any band from the last 15 years to mix emo and post-rock owes a hell of a lot to Mineral and seeing them live couldn't have made that any clearer. The beautiful, intertwining clean guitar parts leading into those huge crescendos basically sounded like the blueprint for anything from The Appleseed Cast's post-'90s output to Caspian to many of the current young bands on labels like Topshelf and Count Your Lucky Stars. And it's hard to imagine Mineral's pals Jimmy Eat World writing songs like "Table For Glasses" without the influence of EndSerenading. That record's influence is undeniable, but few bands can do it like Mineral proved they still can.
Though Mineral didn't say any of the sentimental stuff on stage, the crowd definitely did, with multiple people shouting "thank you Mineral!" throughout their set. Special guest opener Frank Turner also spoke plenty about his love for the band during his set, and he could be seen right up front in the crowd for theirs.
Evan Weiss' band Into It. Over It. opened last night as well, and will continue to do so for the rest of the tour (and for one of American Football's reunion shows). The tour continues with three more NYC shows, at Bowery Ballroom tonight (9/5), Saturday and Sunday, all three of which
are sold out. UPDATE: Tickets are back on sale for all three dates. You may want to act quick!
Setlist and a 17-minute video from last night below...
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...