he Lloyd Dobler Effect's band name comes from the main character in the 1989 movie "Say Anything" starring John Cusack, where Lloyd Dobler held a large boombox over his head outside of his girlfriend's window and blasted "In Your Eyes" in an effort to describe his feelings for her. This image soon became an iconic symbol of romance by an entire generation of women who expect similar expressions of love from their mates. The Lloyd Dobler Effect name was primarily adopted because the band wants that same feeling to come across in their music.
Based in Silver Spring, MD., a suburb just outside of Washington, D.C., LDE has gained a stellar reputation on the national college circuit and worldwide music scene as the next great band to watch. They have performed on the same bill with such notable artists as Santata, Steve Winwood, The Fray, Jane's Addiction, Eminem, The Strokes, The Goo Goo Dolls, Good Charlotte, The Roots, Jack Johnson, Better Than Ezra and 3rd Eye Blind, among others.