Stream Analog Weekend, the newest ep from the emo-rock supergroup Their / They're / There, a collection of songs that traveled forward in time from the era of irregular chord-progressions and belted vocals to punch you in the face with a few minutes of nostalgic raucousness.
With Their / They're / There, a band whose name is essentially a grammar lesson, Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It., Pet Symmetry) has essentially formed a supergroup consisting of himself, Mike Kinsella (Owen, Cap’n Jazz), and Matthew Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships).
The group's second ep, Analog Weekend, is a loud and proud affair with tempo shifts thrown about like dirty laundry, chord progressions that can only be described as mathematical, and guitar solos that are straight up bonkers. The whole thin sticks around for only around ten minutes, but it manages to dazzle more than just about anything else released this year.
Evan Weiss consistently justifies the notion that the more grammatically the band name, the more complex and experimental the output. His side project Pet Symmetry, for example, is a pretty standard pop-rock sound ripped straight from the nostalgic decade prior and transported to the one in which we're currently living. It's scratchy and rapidly trashing that's as rough around the edges as it is enjoyable. Then there's his main squeeze, Into It. Over It., Weiss's statement against music trending that features a variety of heavy, crazy, slow, and low all topped with the singer's signature yelp or murmur. Finally, Their / They're / There bring the schizophrenic musical antics with racing guitars and notes that fly every which way in a frenzy of progressive madness.