Into It. Over It.
About Into It. Over It.
The recording project of Chicago-based songwriter Evan Weiss, Into It. Over It. finds the prolific emo-pop veteran of numerous bands (Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, Labour, Map the Growth, the Funeral Bird, Hiroshima Mon'Amour, and Sleeper Agents, to name a few) striking out on his own. In Into It. Over It., Weiss blends well-crafted pop with a literate, introspective lyrical stance and vocals that acknowledge angst without surrendering to it. Weiss launched Into It. Over It. with 2009's 52 Weeks, and he hit his stride as a composer and arranger with 2013's Intersections and 2016's Standards.
The project came together in 2007 when Weiss made the decision to record a new song every week for an entire year, a stunt that culminated in the release of the double-album 52 Weeks in 2009. Afterwards, his attention turned to writing songs inspired by places, releasing a series of singles before eventually collecting them into one volume on 2011's Twelve Towns. That same year, Into It. Over It. released its first album of proper songs, appropriately titled Proper, through No Sleep Records.
Around this time, Weiss and the similarly prolific Mike Kinsella (of Owen and Joan of Arc, to name just two of his projects) decided to form a band. Bringing in bassist Matthew Frank, they christened themselves Their / They're / There and released two EPs in 2013. Weiss kept working on his own band, and another full-length, Intersections, followed on Triple Crown Records in 2013. In February of 2015 during a break in touring for that record, Weiss and the band's live drummer, Josh Sparks, moved to an isolated cabin in Vermont to write songs for an Internet- and sometimes electricity-free month, and when the tour was over they headed to John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco to record. The resulting album, Standards, was released in March of 2016. After a four-year break, Weiss revived Into It. Over It. for the 2020 album Figure, which he described as a song cycle about acknowledging poor decisions in his past and coming to terms with their consequences. ~ Gregory Heaney