INTO IT. OVER IT. (Solo Acoustic), LEMURIA

Psyko Steve Presents

INTO IT. OVER IT. (Solo Acoustic)



Sun, November 30, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

INTO IT. OVER IT. (Solo Acoustic)
INTO IT. OVER IT. (Solo Acoustic)
"Erudite, gregarious, well-connected, and extremely savvy" - Pitchfork

“[Into It. Over It.] takes cues from early Death Cab For Cutie and the Promise Ring , as verbose, melodically winding acoustic guitars lead while more distorted parts add texture.” - Pitchfork

“Intersections finds Weiss strengthening the connection between the various endpoints he’s explored over his career, and with the help of producer Brian Deck, he’s never seemed this self-assured.” - The Onion AV Club

“The result is just familiar enough to be referential without becoming derivative—Weiss’ deft, rambling fingerpicked patterns bear a strong influence of Mike Kinsella’s Owen, though IIOI is far more melodic and compact. In his softer vocal register, there’s a boyish and bookish cloaking of mean-spirited sentiments that recalls Ben Gibbard.” -Pitchfork

“Weiss has matured quite a bit during the past six years, and Intersections proves it—he keeps finding new ways to express himself within an idiom that’s already been declared dead several times.” - Chicago Reader

“Weiss’s singing is assured and graceful, and with a gentle sigh or clean cry that doesn’t quite disintegrate into a ragged scream, he can summon the anguish of a tortuous relationship (“A Curse Worth Believing”) or grief at the death of a friend.” -Chicago Reader

“Critics are finally recognizing his talents as a songwriter.” - Baltimore Sun

“A mature and grounded mix of indie rock and emo that hits teenagers just as hard as it does the twenty somethings. It operates beautifully in an area that Death Cab For Cutie perfected and left behind almost a decade ago” - Buzzfeed

“Or look at someone like Evan Weiss. Literally look at him, he is a beautiful man.” - Noisey/VICE
Without a distinguishable understanding of the pop and intensity, a silent video of a Lemuria show would appear to be that of a blistering hardcore trio. To the viewers surprise, turning the audio on they'd find the stage diving mania and screamers are really chanting "Maybe I should wear lipstick too" or "You fit in my skin, softest I've let in" as guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella's dynamic, melodic voice guides the unlikely chorus.

Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.

Releasing their early 7" EPs and splits on drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns' label 'Art of the Underground', they landed their debut full length 'Get Better' on west coast pop-punk label Asian Man Records. Following their debut, and worked into an ambitious DIY touring schedule, they sprinkled 7" releases around on labels such as Hex, No Idea Records, and Suburban Home. Eventually, they would settle in with the Boston-based Bridge Nine Records with their 2011 sophomore album, 'Pebble'. 'Pebble' received great critical acclaim and was featured with SPIN,, and countless other magazines and websites.

Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort 'The Distance Is So Big' on Bridge Nine Records on June 18th. Their most mature and best effort to date, this album was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year. Look for song premieres, pre-orders, and more news coming very soon.
"Dogbreth's lyrics, most often sung by guitarist Tristan Jemsek (though bassist Erin Caldwell and guitarist Tyler Broderick both took great turns at the mic), are direct and affecting. Pop punk isn't thought of as a poet's genre, but with simply stated but vivid lines like "On those nights when a song could make me act so weird/Those nights when the moon seemed like it was all ears" they share kinship with the greats" - Phoenix New Times

"Nice, hook-laden pop with amateurish vocals" - Razorcake

"The heart-soaring power-pop gems the Phoenix band writes are filled with posi-vibes and guitar riffs that reach Pinkerton-level sing-along status, perfect for blasting on speakers lying next to a lake until it's too hot and you have to jump in the water again." - The Stranger

"If you like Wavves' melodies but you're trying to smoke weed less and play outside more you should give Sentimental Health a spin." - I Locked The Door
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014