The Omaha, Nebraska indie rock band Tilly and the Wall have a new album on the way called Heavy Mood, which will be opened by a feisty new single called “Love Riot.”
Bright Eyes enthusiasts might remember T&TW singer Neely Jenkins’ vocal contributions on “Contrast And Compare” and the salacious “Pull My Hair” from the Letting Off The Happiness LP. Appropriately, the new Tilly and the Wall LP is being released on Conor Oberst’s Team Love imprint and being produced by Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis. Apparently they like to keep it in the family over at Saddle Creek.
Anyway, this track’s resonant guitars and gritty, gang-style female vocals definitely make it a great opener for the new record. On top of that, “Love Riot” has a stomping, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”-style chorus and an instrumental handclap breakdown towards the end. It’s like they knew exactly what I wanted from this band and made it just for me.
Tilly and the Wall’s Heavy Mood is out October 2nd on Team Love. Stream “Love Riot” above and download it for free over at Soundcloud.
“Change has been boiling under ever since the decade clicked to double zeros. We’ve wanted more of something, and slowly we’ve realized what. What you’re increasingly witnessing at every club, at every show, with every passing night, is the death of the horrible, awkward, uncomfortable tension of devoted music fans pretending not to enjoy music they have paid to see. Finally, we are shaking off the coma of the stillborn slacker 90s and now there is movement. Arms uncross, faces snap to attention, and clarity hits like religion. We have buried irony and pissed on its grave and for the first time we are realizing what rock music, rock shows are all about.”—Ryan Shreiber proves not to be much of a swami in his review of The Rapture’s 2002 debut album, Echoes.
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Oh lord it feels good to have this band back. When I saw WHY?last year in Hartford, they debuted a ton of new material from a record that they promised was forthcoming. That material was nothing short of amazing — an effective mix of Alopecia’s hip-hop experimentalism and Elephant Eyelash’s blissed out psychedelic pop. I’ve been waiting for the first taste of music from that record, which will be out later this year, and now I’ve finally got it.
WHY?’s new single is called “Sod In The Seed,” and you can stream it above now. After the melancholic, folk-infused Eskimo Snow, it’s refreshing to see Yoni Wolf and Co. returning to their hip-hop roots. Over a looping, bass-powered beat, Wolf spends most of the time on this track spitting like a straight up battle rapper, save for a catchy, reverb-laden hook. WHY? has been one of my favorite bands for over two years now, and it’s great to see that they’re still just as good as they ever were. From the sound of this new track, my expectations for the new album are peaked.
Stream “Sod In The Seed” above or at Soundcloud. This track will appear on a new EP, also called Sod In The Seed, which will be out August 15th on Anticon.
its no secret. when it comes to “live” performance of EDM… that’s about the most it seems you can do anyway. It’s not about performance art, its not about talent either (really its not) In fact, let me do you and the rest of the EDM world button pushers who fuckin hate me for telling you how it…
I don’t know. Probably just more album links and shit that amuses me. Being a full time student while working for a living will keep me pretty busy. Also, making music takes up time as well. Trying to save up money for a motorcycle. New Orleans is a wild place to be a young person in. I have a lot of ideas, though, so there should be a good influx of content coming in.