Historically, the pop charts just dont have room for a band with a name like this one: I Love You But Ive Chosen Darkness.
Chris Goyer, frontman for I.L.Y.B.I.C.D., says the group may not be the next big pop thing, but the long name hasnt hurt its underground credibility, either.
In his words, We get a lot of people who tell us were their favorite new band based on our name alone.
The Austin, Texas-based bands first full-length record, Fear Is On Our Side, features dark, melodic tunes that the critics love and Goyer says fans do too. In fact, he says once fans get past the wordy, maudlin name, they usually praise the bands '80s sound.
But Goyer denies the nod to that decade is intentional, claiming, If we sound like an '80s band, its not something we try to be or set out to sound like. But I have heard that comment more than once, so maybe theres something to it.
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