New Tilly & The Wall Video – “Beat Control” (Stereogum Premiere)

brandon | February 25, 2008 - 1:27 pm

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