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Tilly and the Wall

Hailing from the musical hotbed of Omaha, Nebraska, the indie pop anomaly Tilly and the Wall formed in 2001 out of the ashes of several groups -- including Conor Oberst's pre-Bright Eyes endeavor, Park Avenue -- and gained some underground recognition for their unorthodox approach to percussion, forsaking the traditional drum kit for the amplified tap shoes of dancer Jamie Williams (as well as hand percussion supplied by vocalists Neely Jenkins and Kianna Alarid). Rounded out by guitarist/vocalist Derek Pressnall and keyboardist Nick White (a contributor to Bright Eyes' live sets), the five-piece recorded a six-track demo titled Woo! in Oberst's basement that passed through enough hands to allow Tilly and the Wall an opportunity to tour. The group settled down to record, issuing a 7" titled 7 Inch on Rue Royal Records and subsequently convened to record their debut full-length, due out as the flagship release on Team Love, Oberst's sister label to Saddle Creek, in the spring of 2004. Released two years later, Bottoms of Barrels found a more confident and warmer sound from the band. Derek Pressnall and Jamie Williams married soon after its release, with fellow indie poppers Of Montreal serving as the wedding band. After another round of touring, O arrived in 2008, featuring several songs that showcased a louder, more aggressive side of Tilly and the Wall. The band appeared on Sesame Street performing a version of the ABC song, then struck gold with "Pot Kettle Black" as it appeared on TV ads and movie soundtracks. After taking a long break, the group returned in 2012 with a decidedly more strident and forceful musical approach influenced by politics and dance punk. Team Love released Heavy Mood in the fall of 2012. ~ Gregory McIntosh
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Tilly and the Wall

  1.   Song
  2.   Rainbows in the Dark
  3.   Nights of the Living Dead
  4.   Static Expressions
  5.   Sing Songs Along
  6.   Youth
  7.   Echo My Love
  8.   Bessa
  9.   Let It Rain
  10.   All Kinds of Guns
  11.   Pot Kettle Black
  12.   Coughing Colors
  13.   I Always Knew
  14.   Perfect Fit
  15.   Defenders
  16.   Love Riot
  17.   Beat Control
  18.   Too Excited
  19.   Poor Man's Ice Cream
  20.   Blood Flower
  21.   Dust Me Off
  22.   I Found You
  23.   Tall Tall Grass
  24.   Black and Blue
  25.   Love Song
  26.   Bad Education
  27.   Urgency
  28.   Reckless
  29.   The Ice Storm, Big Gust, And You
  30.   Shake It Out
  31.   Alligator Skin
  32.   Chandelier Lake
  33.   Brave Day
  34.   You and I Misbehaving
  35.   Cacophony
  36.   Heavy Mood
  37.   Lost Girls
  38.   Thicker Than Thieves
  39.   Fell Down the Stairs
  40.   Hey Rainbow
  41.   The Freest Man
  42.   Falling Without Knowing
  43.   L3t Teh B34t C0ns013 Yov
  44.   I Believe in You
  45.   Sad Sad Song
  46.   I Can't Believe You
  47.   Shake Shake
  48.   Do You Dream at All
  49.   In Bed All Day
  50.   Pictures of Houses
  51.   Sad for Day
  52.   In Two Glasses of Wine
  53.   Forget the Feeling
  54.   Patience , Babe
  55.   Kiss Off
  56.   Chandelier
  57.   Cocophony

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