Team Love is proud to announce the release of two new albums by Tilly and the Wall
Woo! (TL-146) and I Want to Fuck It Up: Tilly and the Wall 2002 -2013 (TL-147) are out now
Many labels start because a record needs to be released. No one is stepping up to the plate, everyone’s too busy chasing trend and getting boringly drunk at SXSW. This was certainly the case when it came to Omaha’s Tilly & The Wall and the label Team Love. It was viewed by Team Love as a crime against pop-art and all that is good in the world for the album Wild Like Children not to be given a shot: three singers, a tap-dancer, five songwriters, and songs meant to be thrust into the sky with joyous punches. Recorded in a basement by Conor Oberst, the album’s danceability and “f*ck it up” chants, it’s sorrow and punk, dress up brawling and bottled call to friendship and grab-it-off-the-shelf folk was like nothing that had ever come before. It took indie pop and kissed it on the forehead leaving a glitter smear. It stomped on hate and refused to be part of any scene that wouldn’t let every single kid in the door.
A decade flew by. Everyone, it seemed, moved to Brooklyn and grew beards. The band toured the world, made three more albums, had a hit, and then called it a day. People don’t talk about Tilly & The Wall now the way they should. This Best Of hopes, very simply, to help correct that error.
Woo! is the preamble to all of that. It’s the pre-album, the not-demos packaged in a zip-lock and sold after the show. These songs show a band in its infancy, and to every Tilly fan, this is the final sequence in the mapping of the Tilly genome.
Woo! and I Want to F*ck It Up (Tilly and the Wall 2002-2013) will be released on July 17, 2020 as digital albums, with cassettes arriving in August. Pre-order cassette bundles on Bandcamp. Thank you so much XOTL
- I Can’t Believe You
- Shake Shake
- Do You Dream At All?
- In Bed All Day
- Pictures of Houses
- Sad for Days
- Alligator Skin
- Heavy Mood
- Sing Songs Along
- Beat Control
- Pot Kettle Black
- Bad Education
- Nights of the Living Dead
- Lost Girls
- Static Expressions
- Dust Me Off
- Fell Down the Stairs
- Rainbows in the Dark
- Falling Without Knowing
- Love Riot
- Do You Dream At All?
- The Ice Storm, Big Gust, and You
Their warm joy is easily explained as they describe how, on Woo!, they “recorded our first set of songs in a friend’s basement during the early winter of 2002. …” read more-Louder Than War
Today marks the release of “Do You Dream At All?” a single from Tilly and the Wall’s legendary first recording, Woo! Woo! will be released as a digital album and on cassette in conjunction with I Want to Fuck It Up: Tilly and the Wall 2002-2013, a compilation the band put together this year. Thanks to Amy Britton and Louder than War for the song premiere.
Pre-order cassettes via Bandcamp:
Stream Do You Dream At All?
The Albums are out on July 17.
Want to catch up with the Tilly and the Wall?
- Many labels start because a record needs to be released. No one is stepping up to the plate, everyone’s too busy chasing trend and getting boringly drunk at SXSW. http://www.team-love.com/artists/tilly-and-the-wall/
Sometimes some sunshine. We are sending love. XOTL
Secret Meeting’s Sound and Vision section premiered the video for “Blow It Up With Love” by Chris Root, from his new album Wind Made of Kisses. Chris also shares some of his favorite things — influential records, important songs, his favorite film, and poem, along with some thoughts for trying times. Wind Made of Kisses is out now: https://ffm.to/wind-made-of-kisses
Napps doesn’t talk much, but we are pleased he shared his beats with us.
Get up. Stand up. We are sending love. XOTL
Please meet Chris Root if you don’t already know him. Buy / listen to his debut solo album, Wind Made of Kisses (TL-144) here: https://ffm.to/wind-made-of-kisses
a focus on pop hooks, love stories and dark secretsSpectral Nights
During his fifteen years of record-making under various guises, Chris Root has created music that’s been dependably – but deceptively — sunny. His work with AM-60 and Mosquitos boasted breezy melodies and recounted dreamily romantic tales about chance encounters, stars aligning, charmed lives led on the beaches of Rio de Janiero, in seaside Mexican villages, on the streets of New York City’s West Village. But harbored within his hummable tunes was a hint of melancholy, a longing, that gave his songs a deeper character. – Michael Hill [Read the full bio here].
Please meet Phillip Norman Watson, a lifelong student of the piano and an avid hiker who currently resides in the Pacific Northwest. Mists (TL-143) is a collection of meditations on natural phenomena. It is his first release on Team Love. We think of it as perfect chill. Listen: https://ffm.to/pnw-mists