"Here's to Trying" CD
Genre: alternative rock, hardcore
May 14, 2009
Yes, you read it right.
Tragically, the band's name really is ill eagle.
And even worse, it
turns out some bands really can be judged by their names.
These folks make music that sounds exactly like the grungy
"alternative rock" they grew up on. It isn't really my bag, but
at least these fellows seem to know their way around a pop hook and are capable musicians to
boot. Epic Evanescence-esque (minus screamy female vocals) "What a
Wangled Teb We Weave" is the most memorable track on here, although
hardcore "However" is more anthemic and "The Lucky Accountant" is more
This might be hot shit on the University of Western
Ontario campus rock scene, but it's too generic to break into the
Canada's metropolises. More originality and a name change should be high on
eagle's to-do list. Until then, well, here's to
ill eagle video
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