Song of the Week#13-Embracing Facts by Into It. Over It. (School Edition-E)

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This is a weekly meme that’s for the most part, the same as Song Of The Week except each week there will be for the alphabet/numbers! and it’s going to be updated once a week. This week’s edition is: E!

Into It. Over It is a one-man band from Chicago, Illinois that started out in 2007. Evan Thomas Weiss started out by writing and recording songs every week for one year that quickly got picked up by record labels and then became something more. Since then, Weiss has released three split EPS and five albums. Embracing Facts is off of his album Proper.

Okay, so this song might not have to do anything with school but guess what? I don’t care. And you shouldn’t either because the record label is giving this away as a free download. See, not caring can be a good thing sometimes.

My favourite part is:

How the hell could I have been so weak?
A plush backseat flips my switch on to speak and says
“Your common sense will never pay the rent.”
Harsh words from a path that I seldom choose.
I’ll scream at the wall as you sing the blues
To the minor chords that you and I simply can’t afford

You can download this whole album for free (and legally too!) here.

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Album Review: Intersections by Into It. Over It.

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Intersections by Into It. Over It. 

Record Label: Triple Crown Records

Genre: Indie/pop

Release Date: September 24, 2013

Songs: 12
good good

Into It. Over It is a one-man band from Chicago, Illinois that started out in 2007. Evan Thomas Weiss started out by writing and recording songs every week for one year that quickly got picked up by record labels and then became something more. Since then, Weiss has released three split EPS and five albums-52 Weeks, Twelve Towns,Iioi/Kioji, Proper, and Intersections.

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When I first listened to Into It. Over It., he was pretty new and had quite a different sound. Now, with many years and a load of experience, his sound is a lot lighter and softer without all that anger. Intersections has given me new-found respect for him and his music. It’s inspirational, complex yet simple and all the more beautiful.

While looking for certain things in an album, one of them are the vocals. With a few songs on this album, especially Your Antique Organ, the use of overlapping vocals sound okay but they also sound a bit too strong for the song and left me overwhelmed. Also, I wished that there was a better range of notes played out with the vocals.

I love all of the drumming in this, it’s unbelievably smooth and steady that I didn’t think a band so rough could accomplish. The build-ups are executed perfectly in A Pair of Taxi Rides and Spatial Exploration. I know that I say this a lot, and it’s pretty hard to do wrong, but once again I have to bring up the great guitar riffs (like I do in every album review) that are in Upstate Blues, A Curse Worth Believing, and The Shaking of Leaves.

In conclusion, I really like this album and if I didn’t live in Canada I would be impatiently waiting for Into It. Over It. to be in my city killing every song and making my night, But, I do so I can’t do that but maybe you can and this is an album that I don’t think anyone can dislike since he has talent and a certain voice that are almost impossible to dislike. I recommend this to everyone, even if this isn’t your type of music, at least give Your Antique Organ, Upstate Blues, No Amount of Sound, or Spinning Thread.

4 awesome Treble Clefs
4 awesome Treble Clefs

Songs On The Album (Click on the title to listen to the song!)

1. New North side-3:14

2. Spinning Thread-3:18

3. A Curse Worth Believing-4:44

4. Spatial Exploration-3:17

5. Favor & Fiction-2:33

6. The Shaking of Leaves-3:30

7. Upstate Blues-4:30

8. No Amount of Sound-3:39

9. A Pair of Matching Taxi Rides-4:01

10. Obsessive Compulsive Distraction-3:35

11. Your Antique Organ-2:54

12. Contractual Obligation-6:52