Listen to “New Blood” by emo supergroup Their / They’re / There (playing First Unitarian on 12/20)
They’d probably object to us calling them a “supergroup,” of course. But this collaborative project of Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.), Matt Frank (Loose Lips Sink Ships) and Mike Kinsella (Owen, plus virtually every influential emo band and post-emo band from the 90s and aughts) is a slick and lively meeting of the minds. Dubbed Their / They’re / There, the project yesterday announced its debut EP, Analog Weekend, which will be released on December 10th through Polyvinyl and Topshelf Records. The single “New Blood” was premiered on Pitchfork, and it’s got number-crunching complexity and nimble guitar licks – the stuff that, back in the day, used to get called math rock, that today is referred to with the livelier and less nerdio-technical “twinkle” tag – but as the song chugs along, it gives way into a roaring raging refrain. Listen to “New Blood” below; we’re pretty amped to see this performed live when Their / They’re / There plays The First Unitarian Church on December 20th. Tickets and information can be found here.