September 18th, 2020


Into It. Over It. return with forthcoming LP "Figure"

I've been following Evan Weiss's career ever since he was in The Progress. I've also been a big fan of his other projects like Pet Symmetry and Their/They're/There and have covered many of his releases on previous music blogs. However, it's been the music he writes and records as Into It. Over It. that I've really connected with the most. His songwriting ability has shown a steady progression since I first heard the stripped down songs from 52 weeks some 11+ years ago. And with the new singles he's released from his forthcoming LP "Figure", we may be in for his best songs yet. With Into It. Over It. Evan has a knack for combining mid-western emo, mathy guitar driven indie-rock and power-pop, that sounds often meloncholy but also uplifting and full of raw energy and emotion. While incorporating technical rythyms and interlaced guitar leads, Into It. Over It. still manages to write songs with huge melodies and memorable pop hooks while always bringing something new to the table with each release. Don't sleep on this release and pre-order this album right away!

By Jason Gordon
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At the start of 2017, Evan Thomas Weiss wasn’t sure that he would make Figure, his long-awaited fourth full-length record under namesake Into It. Over It. But built slowly and kindly with the help of his friends, Figure became his commitment to do better and to be better.

“It’s about trying to make peace with poor decisions that I’ve made,” Weiss says, “and how I can try to reconcile as much as I can, and what I can’t reconcile, how I’m going to cope with that moving forward, and what I can do to be better to the people around me.”

Weiss and drummer/audio engineer Adam Beck recorded and produced Figure over seven months in different studios around Chicago’s many neighborhoods with longtime friends and recording collaborators Matthew Jordan, Andrew Emil, and Mark Michalik. Mixed by Jason Cupp (Jimmy Eat World, American Football, Maps & Atlases) and mastered by Dave Kutch (American Football, Lana Del Rey, Solange), Figure contains 12 tracks––patient and considered, layered and epic––that map a crooked, unyielding journey forward through the streets and parks and bars and heartbreak of Logan Square.