O (Tilly and the Wall album)

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o
Studio album by Tilly and the Wall
Released June 17, 2008
July 22, 2008 (LP)[1]
Recorded December 2007
Genre Indie pop, indie rock
Label Team Love Records
Producer Mike Mogis
Tilly and the Wall chronology
Bottoms of Barrels
(2006)
o
(2008)
Heavy Mood
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net[2] 74%
Allmusic[3] 3/5 stars
NME 6/10
Pitchfork Media[4] 7.6/10
World of Music 3.5/5 stars[5]

o[6] is Tilly and the Wall's third studio album, released on June 17, 2008 through Team Love Records.[7] The album was engineered and produced by Mike Mogis.[7]

The album was released on August 30, 2008 in Australia by Dew Process.

Content[edit]

o was preceded by the Beat Control EP, which featured the title track and "Cacophony". "Beat Control" is not included on the album, although "Cacophony" is.[8] The first single, "Pot Kettle Black", was available to download for free from the band's official website and the Spin website.[9][10] The music video premiered on Stereogum.[11] "Chandelier Lake" and "Too Excited" were performed at various live shows prior to the album's release, including Daytrotter.[12] The tracklistings initially announced for o had "Jumbler" as the title for "Alligator Skin".[13]

Album title and artwork[edit]

The album's track listing and release date was announced on March 21, 2008. However, the album was untitled. Tilly and the Wall leaned towards naming the album o, due to its oval-shaped frame for the artwork.[14] The album's title was officially confirmed as o on May 6, when the band posted pre-order information on their official website. The oval-shaped frames include fan-submitted artwork[14] and handmade prints by various artists.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Tilly and the Wall

  1. "Tall Tall Grass" – 2:57
  2. "Pot Kettle Black" – 2:50
  3. "Cacophony" – 2:27
  4. "I Found You" – 2:36
  5. "Alligator Skin" – 2:20
  6. "Chandelier Lake" – 4:16
  7. "Dust Me Off" – 2:56
  8. "Falling Without Knowing" – 3:05
  9. "Poor Man's Ice Cream" – 2:33
  10. "Bloodflower" – 3:12
  11. "Too Excited" – 3:16
  12. "Heartbeats" – 2:58 (bonus track)

The UK edition featured the single Beat Control instead of Heartbeats as a bonus track.

Additional musicianship and credits[edit]

  • Jill Becker - Stomps (2, 9)
  • Clark Baechle - Programming (8)
  • Mason Brown - Guitar (1, 6, 11)
  • Julia Bryson - Stomps (2, 9), Group Vocals (4, 9, 11)
  • Craig Dee - Drums (2-4, 6, 7, 10, 11)
  • Elsa Fellows - Stomps (2, 9), Taps (3)
  • Tyler Hottovy - Trombone (4)
  • David Matysiak - Guitar (11), Group Vocals (4, 9, 11)
  • Mike Mogis - Bass (2, 3, 9, 10), Keyboards (2, 4, 6-8), Electric Guitar (4, 5, 7, 8), Talkbox Guitar (2, 7), Percussion (3, 5, 6, 9), Mellotron (4, 6), Bells (5), Chimes (6), Glockenspiel (9), Additional Programming (8)
  • Dan McCarthy - Accordion (9)
  • Darci Pressnall - Stomps (2, 9)
  • Chris Senseney - Trumpet (3-5)
  • Ian Simons - Saxophone (3, 5)
  • Nate Walcott - Trumpet (7)
  • Breanne Wilkinson - Stomps (2, 9), Taps (3)
  • Nik Fackler, Karl Houfek Elle Lien, Branden Rapp, Chris Rivera, Kacynna Tompsett - Group Vocals (4, 9, 11)

Recorded and Produced by Mike Mogis at ARC Studios, December 2007
Engineering Assistance by Ian Aeillo
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering, February 2008
Layout by Jadon Ulrich

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tilly and the Wall - o CD". Saddle-Creek.com. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ Irvine, Scott (October 1, 2008). "Tilly and the Wall - o". AbsolutePunk. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Sendra, Tim. O - Tilly and the Wall at AllMusic. Retrieved January 26, 2012.
  4. ^ Raber, Rebecca (June 19, 2008). "Tilly and the Wall - O". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved January 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ WOM magazin (November 08): p. 24. 
  6. ^ "Pre-Order ‘o’ today!". TillyandtheWall.com. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  7. ^ a b "The new Tilly and the Wall album has no name". Pitchfork Media. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  8. ^ "Tilly and the Wall deliver new single". Pitchfork Media. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  9. ^ "Pot Kettle Black". TillyandtheWall.com. 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  10. ^ "Artist of the Day: Tilly and the Wall". Spin.com. 2008-05-03. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  11. ^ "Pot Kettle Black (Stereogum Premiere)". Stereogum. 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2008-06-17. 
  12. ^ "Free Songs: Tilly and the Wall (Encore)". Daytrotter.com. 2007-09-17. Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  13. ^ "Tilly And The Wall new album is untitled.". NME. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 
  14. ^ a b "Tilly and the Wall unveil O". Spin.com. 2008-03-19. Retrieved 2008-03-29. 

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