Tilly & The Wall’s sophomore album Bottoms Of Barrels came out almost two years ago. The tap-dancing ex-Park Ave. Nebraskans won’t have a third full-length out until the summer, but there is a new single forthcoming in early March to satiate fans. The video for the lead track “Beat Control” is pretty darn Deee-Lite-ful, but whereas Lady Miss Kier was all about the groove in her crew’s hearts, here the rhythm is in Tilly & Co.’s blood and their souls. We’re not biology experts, but that’s kinda more extensive, right? The day-glo dance-fest was directed by Cody Critcheloe and Drew Bolton of Ssion, the K.C. crew that remixed Glass Candy. Things to consider before watching: Why does that happy hippie dude think freedom sucks? Tilly seems to try on CocoRosie’s “Rainbow Warriors” robe toward the end, but then she gets Joan Of Arc on us. Also is it just us or does that one person look like vintage-era Boy George, but reincarnated as Krishna? Let us know.

We already can’t stop singing this thing. That’s not hyperbole.

“Beat Control,” which won’t be on the album, is coming out 3/4 as a three-track 7″ single and digitally, both via Team Love (or the band on their upcoming tour with Capgun Coup). The digital release also comes with bonus track “Cacophony,” sorry seven-inchers. Expect a full-length in the summer. Expect tour dates now:

02/28 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
02/29 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03/02 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop (NoisePop Festival)
03/04 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/05 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
03/08 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
03/16 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
03/17 Carrboro, NC @ Local 506
03/18 Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
03/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
03/21 New York City, NY @ Knitting Factory
03/22 Boston, MA @ Middle East
03/24 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/25 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
* all dates w/ Capgun Coup

Comments (48)
  1. Yoga Toes  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    Freedom does suck! Cody Criptechlosdo is a genius!

  2. sam  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    wtf is this, nothing like the tilly and the wall I’ve been listening to

  3. it’s critcheloe, not cripcheloe!

    ps: amazing video.

    I <3 SSION!!!

  4. alex  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    wow, i totally agree. this song sounds nothing like old T&TW (not that different is always bad, but in this case…). It sounds more like a Latoya Jackson song.

  5. Cody Kritcheloe  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    I thought is was Bitcheloe?!?! That’s sort of cute, right?

  6. natalie  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    i LOVE IT!!!!

  7. Jaymz!  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    Everyone knows that the only bitch that’s hot, is a Critch… especially if that Critch is followed with a ‘eloe!

  8. Joe T  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    The most annoying band in the world just got more annoying

    This sounds like trust fund hipster DeBarge…..

  9. alibobi  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    Yay! The video and song are totally amazing, it makes me want to dance. Yay Tilly!

  10. Cody  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    This video is freaking awesome! And the song is catchy as fuck! I can’t believe how rad this band is! I wanna go to Spain!

  11. LEE  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    I have watched this 12 times, and I am still screaming. Its a glorious combonation of so many things that I love.

  12. katie  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    cody cameltoe!

  13. Cody  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    Wait, dont call me that you jerk!

  14. cody critchelow  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    who am i? somebody please tell me!

  15. Chimp  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    “Yay! The video and song are totally amazing, it makes me want to dance. Yay Tilly!”

    then put on some real dance music…. why waste time with this shlock ?

  16. Gotta keep up with ofMont + LCD.. . next up: Nike? and Outback© Рof course.

  17. fuckmeholy  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    cody is a genius! now where can I download this song? is this a cover?

  18. vc  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    we loves it. it makes us want to dance, it does.

  19. nick  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    i don’t think it’s a cover. i love it. i’ve been dancing all afternoon!!!!

  20. [pop]  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    “Groove is in the heaaaa-aaa-rt”

  21. dj  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    This sounds like trust fund hipster DeBarge = winner

  22. Jesus  |   Posted on Feb 25th, 2008 0

    Anyone who says anything bad about Tilly risks defenestration. Fuck y’all. I hate you and you suck. Tilly is going to sneak into your room while you’re sleeping and steal your pancreas for sale on the black market if you mess with them. I’m serious. They did it to my cousin Dave.

  23. this is what i think about when i masturbate in the tanning bed at http://www.sunsations-tanning.com/

  24. Jaspreet  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    THIS IS AWESOME- my senses have gone into shock!… It just shows their is no limit to the creative genius of what is Tilly and The Wall!!!! I keep thinking they cant get better- but then they do!!!

  25. doc  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    This seriously made my day!

  26. RT  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    >>>THIS IS AWESOME- my senses have gone into shock!… It just shows their is no limit to the creative genius of what is Tilly and The Wall!!!! I keep thinking they cant get better- but then they do!!! <<<

    This is sarcastic right ? It actually is the opposite of creative.. just poorly aping 80′s dance pop instead of trying to write anything halfway original.

  27. DT  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    >>>>>This is sarcastic right ? It actually is the opposite of creative.. just poorly aping 80′s dance pop instead of trying to write anything halfway original.

    This is sarcastic, right?

  28. RT  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    No I’m serious ..this shit is extremely weak

  29. bridgett  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    what is this?! where is the old tilly?! the one that talked about henry darger and had interesting metaphors? and why is there no tap dancing?! i’m sure they had fun making this pop song but..i want the old tilly and the wall. i miss them.

    i hope they come back soon with regular stuff.

  30. doc  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    You will NOT believe their new “regular stuff”. Variety is the spice of life.

  31. RuPaula  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    Hey boys and girls, I have one thing to say: “YOU BETTER WORK!”

  32. jen  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    well this song isn’t on the album, so i’m going to assume that it isnt’ like the rest of the album. there’s a b-side on the digital single. i’m going to wait to judge until i hear that or the whole record

  33. Louise  |   Posted on Feb 26th, 2008 0

    Singles are often dance songs. They can do this AND stuff like their old stuff. Have you heard the most recent Daytrotter session with Chandelier? Just because this is dance song and doesn’t feed your xemoXdarkXcorexsoul doesn’t mean it’s not good. (It is a little repetitive, though. Love it anyway.)

  34. It’s SO LIKE STEREOGUM to take a swipe at Deee-lite. You guys hate everything that matters.

  35. Jaspreet  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    everyone cant like everything – and respect to that and all opinions …. BUT I LOVE IT!

  36. carmella  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    this video rox! open your mind people it’s just ONE of many to come… this band is truely fun.. i dig it!

  37. the benigma  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    “Come on shake your body baby, do the cong-a. You know you can’t control yourself any long-a.”

    I’ll agree that it’s kinda infectious, but I don’t expect the novelty to last anywhere near as long as the flavor of this Fruit Stripe gum I’m chewing on.

    Wait. Aw, shit.

  38. mike  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    this band is way over hyped

  39. AJ  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    Badass video. Can’t wait for the new album.

  40. marmot  |   Posted on Feb 27th, 2008 0

    this video is so much fun!–you must respect their VAR-I-ET-TIE!! the beat the beat you can bet jamie will be tapping her butt off when they play this live! the beat the beat

  41. John  |   Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 0

    Holy shit. I think there were like twenty comments before someone used the word “hype.” Maybe there is hope.

  42. smith  |   Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 0

    This is terrible. Truly terrible.

  43. hi123  |   Posted on Feb 29th, 2008 0

    uhmm, i’m sure if i listen to it a couple times ill get used to it and end im loving it. I like older tilly songs better

    but <3<# I LOVE TILLYYYYYYYY

  44. hmmm this song is totally the shit. to all those haterz out therr: good job? this sucks.

  45. AJB  |   Posted on Mar 1st, 2008 0

    A cheesy, whack ass wannabe dance song. The video makes me want to puke, reminds me of a Cher video…Where’s the half naked sailor boys?

  46. thomthomthom  |   Posted on Mar 2nd, 2008 0

    Rhythm is gonna getcha
    Rhythm is gonna getcha
    Rhythm is gonna get you
    The rhythm is gonna get you tonight

  47. Joey  |   Posted on Mar 3rd, 2008 0

    If it’s just you and just me, and no one is watching, how are we supposed to rock the party?

  48. Chris  |   Posted on Mar 3rd, 2008 0

    Holy motherfuck, I cannot take that bullshit.

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