Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tilly and the Wall - Rainbows in the Dark

In case you've never heard of Tilly and the Wall, the first thing you need to know is that the band has become famous for featuring a tap-dancer/percussionist, a feature which reviewers tend to dwell on. The second thing you need to know is that they are the first band singed to Conor Oberst's Team Love record label. Are you scared yet? Trust me, I wouldn't be posting these songs if I couldn't get them out of my head. While their initial set-up may rely a bit too much on quirkiness, they still have undeniable talent for writing catchy pop songs, and have an amazing ability to structure songs around tap dancing beats; the tap sounds come off sounding more like electronic 'beeps', hidden behind layers of percussion. In fact, it is the layers of percussion that really makes the band stick out. The beats of the songs are what will get clogged (pun intended) in your head. Oh! the hand claps, the tapping, the tambourines...

Bonus Track - Urgency

3 comments:

Sean said...

Hmm... you wouldn't be posting these songs if you couldn't get them out of your head. So seeing as you did post them, I assume you could get them out of your head?? ;)

This sounds cool, I'm totally into sappy pop songs right now. Zak have you heard that Pipettes full-length album yet?

prozak said...

hmm..
i'm sorry Sean, but you know i don't care at all about grammar. i speak the language of the people, not the grammar of the oppressor. actually, i still think i'm right.

i haven't heard that album yet, but i want to. i've found a few demos of theirs. very nice. if you're into sap, i've been digging the new Dixie Chicks album lately. it's pretty good actually, and produced by Rick Rubin so it fulfills your indie cred quotient.

prozak said...

ok yeah you're right.