TGIFF: Volume 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Joie on June 6, 2008



The Submarines: an indie-pop power couple now in LA, with an on-and-off-and-on backstory that makes me want to gag in a good way: “After the break-up, both Blake Hazard and John Dragonetti continued writing songs, and because Hazard still recorded her music in Dragonetti’s home studio, the pair quickly discovered the songs they had written were about each other and their sadness in having broken up. Knowing this, the duo decided to work on a few songs together and eventually got back together.”

Latest album: Honeysuckle Weeks

Think: The Stars + The Cardigans + The (insert precious-sounding noun)

The Submarines – Xavia

The Submarines – Sub Symphonika

Best indirect cameo: Nip/Tuck’s Season 4 Finale, with all the characters doing a sing-along a la Magnolia style to “Brighter Discontent”

tilly & the wall

Tilly and the Wall: hailing from Omaha, Nebraska, this brainchild of Bright Eyes (minus Connor Oberst) practices indie pop with a neat twist: tap dancer in place of drummer. See Meg’s post on the Gimmick. However, in their case, the live performance fully encapsulates all the prerequisites of a musical number—orchestra, vocalists, and dancers must harmonize and challenge the audience to practice what they see on stage instead of nodding their shy heads or swaying their reluctant shoulders. Fred & Ginger, we can all be!

Latest album: O

Think: CSS + Nancy Sinatra + early Of Montreal

Tilly and the Wall – Pot Kettle Black

Tilly and the Wall – Cacophony

Best Contribution to Children Programming: New version of the ABC song for Sesame Street


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