September 2, 2006

Tilly and the Wall, World Cafe, NPR, 6 June 2006

Posted in mp3, radio session at 2:53 pm by rgsc

If you know anything about Tilly and the Wall you probably know one or all of the following three things: 1) they were named after a children’s book about a mouse, 2) they are buddies with Conor Oberst, and 3) they favour tap shoes over drumkits (although on their recent sophomore album, “Bottoms of Barrels” they have made some use of drums). While this third point has been called a gimmick I think it is more taking advantage of the talents of a member of the band to create a sound that is rather unique in the pop landscape. Tilly and the Wall’s songs, as you can see from their recent performance on NPR‘s World Cafe, are filled with killer harmonies, wonderful orchestration and a hint of something more serious, perhaps even dark, hiding beneath the pop-y surface.

Tilly and the Wall, World Cafe, NPR, 6 June 2006

1) intro.mp3 (0.3 MB)

2) Sing Songs Along.mp3 (3.3 MB)

3) Tilly’s sound and the Omaha scene talk.mp3 (3.7 MB)

4) Bad Education.mp3 (4.34 MB)

5) songwriting and secrets talk.mp3 (1.45 MB)

6) Rainbows in the Dark.mp3 (3.91 MB)

7) oddballs and outro.mp3 (1.64 MB)

Buy Bottoms of Barrels through NPR.


  1. marc said,

    keep up the good work.
    loved the piece on the weakerthans and sarah harmer.


  2. Jordon said,

    Your site was so good I was late for meeting chaps at the pub.

    That’s powerful shit.

    Great work!

  3. rgsc said,

    Hey Marc. Thanks and I am glad you like the Sarah Harmer/Weakerthans. I think it is pretty awesome stuff. too good not to share.

    Hey Jordon – that is perhaps the strangest compliment I have received but I am glad you are digging what I am doing. But GET TO THE PUB. I’ll be here when you get back. I promise.


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