Band of the day: Tilly and the Wall
Interesting facts about Tilly and the Wall:
1. They played their song “Pot Kettle Black” on the 90210 pilot episode
2. Instead of a drummer, they have a tap-dancer
3. “Pot Kettle Black” was also on the soundtrack for the movie Whip It
4. The band contributed to Rilo Kiley’s 2004 album More Adventurous
5. Tilly and the Wall’s tap-dancer is the person who says “I’m surprised you noticed” in Rilo Kiley’s song “A Man/Me/Then Jim”
6. Tilly and the Wall contributed to a song on She & Him’s new album, Volume Two
Here is “Chandelier Lake” (live):
Head over to Spin to listen to all of She & Him‘s upcoming new album, Volume 2.
Holly Miranda‘s debut solo album The Magician’s Private Library is out today.
Read the album reviews in Vanity Fair here and the NY Times here.
She and Him also have new music today. They released a two song “single” featuring new song “In The Sun” and the Beach Boys cover “I Can Hear Music.”
Go to StereoGum.com today to listen to and download She and Him’s new song “Thieves.”
Like remixes, mashups and covers can reinvent an old song or put a new spin on a current song. The TV show Glee has helped to boost the popularity of the mashup and the cover.
“Halo/Walking on Sunshine” (from Glee):
“Don’t Stand So Close/Young Girl” (from Glee):
“Papa Don’t Preach” (from Glee):
“Nothing Better” by Ben Gibbard and Jenny Lewis (The Postal Service):
“Telephone/Bad Romance” by Alphabeat:
“June on the West Coast” by Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst with M. Ward):
Here are some good songs that have the word “Never” in their titles (the “Always” songs are below).
“There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths):
“I Never” (Rilo Kiley):
“Never Had Nobody Like You” (M. Ward):
“Best Thing You Never Had” (Butch Walker):
“It’s Never That Easy Though, Is It? (Song For the Other Kurt) (Los Campesinos!):
She & Him have finished recording their second album, Volume Two. The album will be out in early 2010.
She & Him is Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.
Since yesterday was the first day of fall, here’s our visual Summer 09 Wrap-up. Highlights include the Donnas’ tour, She and Him, Rooney, and Mandy Moore (live at Amoeba).
She and Him:
Mandy Moore (live at Amoeba in May):
Click here to watch the whole show and download a free, live song from her set.