The I.L.Y’s-Bodyguard (2017)

My Rating: 90% (A)

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Average Rating: 90%

Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):

  1. Wash My Hands Shorty
  2. Well Known People Want to Know
  3. Gargoyle
  4. Quietly Being the Best
  5. 49er Lighter
  6. I Love You Man
  7. The Treatment
  8. This Is How It Is Now
  9. Bobo
  10. The Studio

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Listen to This Album When You’re:

Looking for some unique garage/noise rock.

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Final Thoughts:

The I.L.Y’s are on John Dwyer’s record label Castle Face, and being such I thought that they worth my time to listen to. The album is diverse and expertly crafted, just what I’d expect from any musician that aligns themselves with Dwyer. It’s weird, it’s funky, it’s angry at times, but mostly it’s in good spirits. Wash My Hands Shorty is a great start to the album, from there let your brain slowly melt away with the weird and enticing sounds.

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