Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tilly and the Wall

I’ve been keeping the new Tilly and the Wall’s record below the pile for far too long. It’s high time I bring them out of the shadows and into the spotlight before this year draws to an end. Something about their latest release, O, didn’t quite strike the fancy chord with me. The music of the Omaha five piece is fueled by raw and youthful vigor; male/female vocal harmonies are joyous and exuberant plus there’s a percussion section that’s created entirely from the tapping soles of band member, James Presnall’s feet. Sometimes, Presnall tap dances on different surfaces to create different effects for different songs. Although, this may earn the band more points in the impressive department, their energy driven, indie rock songs still fail to generate sufficient level of interest in me.

That said, the band’s works from the recent past, was what had really urged me to write this post. There’s ‘The Freest Man’ for instance; spun out of superb electronics and catchy arrangements. And I know I’m going to say this a lot in the coming future, but this is just one of the many tunes that has simple, simple melodies and yet it’s really, really effective. Smooth, soaring vocals in the song, begs you to sing along with it-- listen to it enough times, and you will be, all through the day.

|mp3| Tilly and the Wall - The Freest Man
|mp3| Tilly and the Wall - The Freest Man (CSS remix)

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