It’s hard not to mention Evan Weiss‘ name when talking about the emo revival of recent years. His project Into It. Over It. is considered one of its leaders and — depending on how you look at — primary beneficiaries (although if you ask him, the genre’s been going strong revival or not).
This year he’s gearing up for the release of Into It. Over It.’s third studio album, Standards (out March 11th via Triple Crown), and based on what we’ve heard so far it can’t quite be pigeonholed as the “e-word.” Our first taste of the LP was “No EQ,” a cozy spin on Weiss’ math-y style. This week the preview continues with “Required Reading,” a continuation of IIOI’s cabin-born sound that packs an explosive Weezer-esque power chorus. Listen below.