Boyo 2017 ball pit stage
BOYO is the psych-y fuzz-pop brainchild of 20 year-old Robert Tilden, former singer/songwriter in L.A. cult garage-band Bobby T. and the Slackers. BOYO was born out of the gradual dissolution of “Bobby T. and the Slackers,” a project that Tilden had started at age 16. “Bobby T.” had seen local success after playing raucous sets throughout LA’s D.I.Y. and warehouse circuit with a live lineup featuring Sanam Tiffany and Cleo Tucker (of Girlpool). Tilden then released a homemade demo-tape in late 2012, getting the project opening slots for L.A. mainstays (Cherry Glazerr, Surf Curse, The Frights, Girlpool, to name a few) and touring alternative/indie acts (La Femme, the DMAs). Following a debut LP, Control, and EP released last year BOYO has performed alongside such acts as Homeshake, Slow Hollows, Jerry Paper, Vinyl Williams, and Zig Zags. Tilden released a standalone single “Good as Gone,” this past January and was listed as one of L.A. Weekly’s artists to watch for 2017. His second full length is set to come out later this year via Danger Collective.