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Tilly And The Wall

Tilly And The Wall: Wild Like ChildrenWild Like Children (2004)
Team Love

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After a promising 3-song 7" on Rue Royale Records we are given Tilly And The Wall's first full length, Wild Like Children. Wild Like Children comes with much hype surrounding it because it's the first on Conor Oberst's new label, Team Love. Tilly hails from Omaha, NE (big shocker!) and is a five p.
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After a promising 3-song 7" on Rue Royale Records we are given Tilly And The Wall's first full length, Wild Like Children. Wild Like Children comes with much hype surrounding it because it's the first on Conor Oberst's new label, Team Love. Tilly hails from Omaha, NE (big shocker!) and is a five piece of quite young and talented musicians. They come across as your typical Omaha/Saddle Creek sound mixed with Neutral Milk Hotel. But that doesnt mean that this record is at all boring or repetitive.

Wild Like Children is a bright beam of light that somehow managed to creep out of the snow covered wasteland that it was recorded in. Songs about being drunk and making out and late Saturday night adventures, this album covers a lot of innocent times that I'm sure most of us will gladly look back and smile at. Boy and girl harmonies as sweet as sugar and a desperate sonic landscape of guitars, keyboards, and tapdancing. Yes, that's right, Tilly manages to get their percussion from a tapdancer and from beating on random items (leather suitcases, trashcan lids, etc.).

The highlight of the album comes in the form of the song "You And I Misbehaving." "Just you and I misbehaving / oh trying our best to feel alive / we won't ever let them win / when we are younger oh our hearts are so much bolder" really gives you the idea of just how innocent and anxious this band is. You really get the feeling that this band is having a lot of fun recording all their heartaches.

 

 
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Anonymous (January 29, 2005)

did you honestly forget to fucking mention intstead of a dummer they have a tap dancer?? yeah.. i just saw them open for bright eyes, it was fantastic. must see the live show.

a fucking tap dancer.

lobsterboy (October 13, 2004)

Good shit

sweetsugarpezz (September 14, 2004)

this is some good stuff.

Anonymous (September 13, 2004)

I absolutely love the song "nights of the living dead"

pulsarrockmachine (September 13, 2004)

I saw these guys on my birthday and it was some of the most fun I have had at a show in a long time...you have to see them live to get the whole experience

sethcohen (September 12, 2004)

this cd isn't slick enough for jason tate

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

That album cover gets me hot.

-Jason Tate

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

Break down this wall and murder Tilly's family.

-BSD

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

yeah, cause tapdancing drummers is totally awesome.

Dude_Poverty (September 11, 2004)

I like it a lot.

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

Co-ed emo-pop. Mmmmmmmm.

Anonymous (September 11, 2004)

So Neutral Milk Hotel is boring?!

AmericanIdle (September 10, 2004)

Sweet album, shitty review.

sethcohen (September 10, 2004)

No, this record is flat out awesome. It's my favorite of the year hands down. Reckless and Fell Down the Stairs are two awesome songs. Are they punk rock? No. $40 your favorite band isnt either

Anonymous (September 10, 2004)

Yay!!! More punk reviews!!!

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