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Into It. Over It // Jack Reilly // David James Young Tickets
8:00pm, Tue 27th September, 2016
Rad Bar, NSW
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Chicago's blissfully unguarded,INTO IT. OVER IT. has announced his first ever Australian visit, with a run of intimate solo shows along the East Coast.
Into It. Over It. (IIOI) is the musical namesake of prolific indie rocker, Evan Weiss. For the past decade, the erudite and gregarious, Weiss has been relentlessly touring and writing. His emotive vocal, earnest lyrics, and prolific abilities have earned IIOI cult-rock hero status throughout North America and beyond. Though, it wasn't until their second album, 2013's Intersections, which caught the attention of notable outlets such as SPIN and Pitchfork, that IIOI rose to widespread prominence and saw them play, Lollapalooza, Riot Fest and Summerfest to name a few.
Their latest release, 2016's Standards, recorded and produced by John Vanderslice (Spoon, Mountain Goats, Death Cab For Cutie), is where we find Weiss striking a fine balance between tightly woven riffs and propulsive song writing. Ascending to new heights with broad praise from the likes of SPIN, naming it Album Of The Week and Stereogum deeming "a fantastic album", it is without a doubt though, that Standards is an album that at times subtle, is surprisingly complex with sweeping emotion and widescreen musical ambition.
If you've ever been fortunate enough to catch IIOI live, you'd be able to attest to the fact that Weiss has the ability to connect with his crowd in a way, not too many frontmen are able to do these days. Delivering each track with just as much passion and precision as he does on record. Watch IIOI perform "Open Casket" live for Exclaim TV here.
IIOI will be joined by special guests, Jess Locke in Melbourne and Zzzounds in both, Sydney and Melbourne. For those not so familiar, Zzzounds is the solo project of Dave Drayton (Milhouse, Between The Devil & The Deep, Pinch Hitters). Drayton has been steadily zeroing in on his bedroom project, Zzzounds producing pun heavy, self-satirical tracks with warmth and rebellion. While Melbourne's Jess Locke has been building her reputation for understated, yet intense live shows. Drawing comparisons to Cat Power and Elliott Smith, Locke oscillates between simplicity and complexity.
Catch Into It. Over It. in Australia this September.