Izzy True – Nope (album review)

by Woody on August 5, 2016


Photo Credit: Benjamin Torrey

As I mentioned in my post announcing their debut LP, I was lured to the Izzy True by the cowbell on their lead single – Total Body Erasure. I owe that cowbell a thank you as I’ve been enjoying the heck out of this album for a couple of weeks now. Fronted by Isabel Reidy, they were presented to me as an indie-punk quartet. There’s a hint of that in there but the music is more nuanced than that. It blends that with melodic folk feel as well. I described them to a buddy as a mellow Hop Along upon my first listen, and I’m sticking with that comparison. Both are great bands fronted by dynamic voices that go a long way to connecting you to the music.

In addition to the top-notch music, Izzy True and their debut is a nice story of perseverance and rebirth. Reidy had dropped out of school and moved home due to some mental health issues. Reidy turned to song-writing as way to work through those issues and doesn’t shy away from confronting them head on here. Some of the better tracks on the album are Coffee Maker, Mr. Romance and Which Wish. The band is hitting the road to support their album. I get the feeling that this is the start of something special for the band.

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