Castevet/Into It. Over It.
Snack Town


3.5
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by Dustin S. USER (10 Reviews)
April 11th, 2011 | 5 replies | 4,470 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Just as delicious as it sounds.

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

The emo genre and splits seem to go hand in hand. With the coupling of the upbeat, summery melodies of Castevet and the purely hypnotic and soothing voice of Evan Thomas Weiss, Castevet and Into It. Over It. have created an EP that should strike a chord with fans of the genre.

Opening with "Chilsen," Castevet display their ability to engulf the listener in every single element of their music. With absolutely gorgeous sounding guitar harmonies by both the lead and rhythm guitarists being backed by a warming bass line, the band eventually leads up to a section of toe-tapping rhythms that would not be uncomfortable in a My Heart To Joy song. The following track, "(Get) Bucktown," is entirely consumed by the more upbeat and infectious musicianship presented in the second half of "Chilsen" but with their vocalist's raw, almost punk rock sounding raspy singing. These two tracks could very well be the playlist for a listener's entire summer.

The second half of the split consists of two completely different songs by singer/songwriter Evan Weiss, the man behind Into It. Over It.. With his first track being as cheerful as what Castevet presented in the first half, it is definitely not a change of pace and should keep the listener's attention as long as they were interested in Castevet's half. Weiss's main difference from his contemporaries is shown in his final song, "Pontiac, MI" which shows how Weiss can just change to a slower and sadder sounding atmosphere which works completely in his favor. Evan's soft crooning over a looping guitar creates a feeling of closure, which ends the split perfectly.

Like most splits, the problem with Snack Town is its extremely short duration, but by no means does it take away from the enjoyment found throughout the four tracks. Snack Town is just as delicious as it sounds and should have the listener replaying this on their summer drives to the beach.



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FourSquare20
April 11th 2011



320 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is an awesome split.

FourSquare20
April 11th 2011



320 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good review as well. This is indeed perfect music for driving around.

Enotron
April 11th 2011



7695 Comments


into it. over it is the best

Spare
April 12th 2011



5271 Comments


both cool bands and this has an awesome name will get

pizzamachine
April 12th 2011



12571 Comments


Good review, but I think I'll skip this.



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