Tattle Tale

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This article is about the American band. For other uses, see Tattletale.
Tattle Tale
Origin Seattle, USA
Genres Folk punk
Indie rock
Years active 1992–1995
Labels Kill Rock Stars
St. Francis Records
Associated acts Bonfire Madigan
Past members Jen Wood
Madigan Shive

Tattle Tale was an American musical group that existed between 1992 and 1995. Composed of Jen Wood and Madigan Shive, they were well known in the Riot Grrrl scene, playing what was later to be termed folk punk.

The Seattle-based group's song "Glass Vase Cello Case" was featured in the 1999 film But I'm A Cheerleader by Jamie Babbit.

Overview[edit]

The group was formed by Jen Wood and Madigan Shive in 1992 at the ages of 15 and 17 respectively. They played on numerous compilations before releasing their first single, titled "Early Daze," which was followed by their second single, "Alderwood Mall."

On November 9, 1993 they released a self-titled demo cassette on the record label Kill Rock Stars, and on July 14, 1995 they released an album titled Sew True, which is now out of print.

In 1995, the band broke up, with Wood pursuing a solo career and several collaborative efforts including vocals on 2005 releases by The Postal Service, and Shive fronting the chamber-punk group Bonfire Madigan.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Tell/Yell (1993), Kill Rock Stars - demo album on cassette
  • Tattle Tale (1994), Kill Rock Stars - EP / album on cassette
  • Sew True (1995), St. Francis - album on CD

Singles[edit]

  • Early daze (1994), Pillarbox Red Records - 7" EP
  • Alderwood Mall / Loose lips (1995), Chou Chou records - 7" single

Contributions to compilation albums[edit]

  • Julep (1993), Yoyo Recordings – compilation album on vinyl and CD to which Tattle Tale contributed "Fly Away"
  • Babble On (1994) - compilation cassette album of bands from the Seattle/Issaquah/Olympia area, to which Tattle Tale contributed "Glass Vase Cello Case" (demo?) and "Arrows"
  • Periscope (1994), Yoyo Recordings - compilation album on vinyl and CD to which Tattle Tale contributed "Girls Go To Heaven"
  • Move Into The Villa Viillakulla (1996), Villa Villakula Records - compilation album on vinyl and CD to which Tattle Tale contributed "Take 10" and "Erica"

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