Into It. Over It.
Evan Weiss grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. His first exposure to the genre of emo was hearing the band Sunny Day Real Estate in the seventh grade while browsing a record shop. He continued his interest in music through buying Jade Tree and Polyvinyl records and going to local shows in Philadelphia. In the “fourth or fifth grade”, Weiss started, with school friends, the band J.A.R., which eventually became The Progress, garnering modest local success. He was unable to convince his bandmates to play in the band full-time, and after their breakup in 2008 he started a solo project under the moniker Into It Over It. He first released music through two unorthodox concept projects: 52 Weeks, entailing the writing, recording and release of one song each week for a year (later released as a compilation record); and Twelve Towns, a twelve song project initially released over six separate splits with several different bands and each song being named after a town. In May 2011, the band made an appearance at Bled Fest. A month later, Weiss released Into It Over It’s first studio album, Proper on No Sleep Records, produced by Ed Rose. In the last two months of the year, Into It Over It supported The Swellers on their tour of the UK and Europe. In March and April the next year, Into It Over It supported The Wonder Years on the Glamour Kills Spring 2012 tour in the US. To promote the tour, a compilation showcasing the bands covering each others’ songs with released. Into It Over It’s contribution was a cover of The Wonder Years’s track “Don’t Let Me Cave In”. This was followed up in 2013 with Intersections, released on Triple Crown Records and on Big Scary Monsters in UK/Europe.