Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tally Ho, Tally Hall

Nope, the images you see above weren't just for a photo shoot; they wear their signifying ties at every performance and in almost every video.
Tally Hall hail from Ann Arbor, MI, taking their name from a nearby indoor shopping center that no longer exists. Although most members of Tally Hall grew up together, the band officially formed at the University of Michigan in 2002 when a few members were in the same film production group together. They still produce handfuls of videos and short movies which have helped them gain a lot of publicity apart from their music talent.

I highly suggest you check out the video, as I was shocked to find out that Tally Hall's singer, Joe Hawley, conjured up and directed this catchy video:



The band initially released Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (named after the remaining arcade where the Tally Hall shopping center used to be) back in 2005, but was re-released in 2008 after the band was signed to Atlantic Records. In just a short career, the band has already been featured on MTV's You Hear It First, the Late Late Show and had a song on the O.C. Soundtrack. If you catch a show, don't be surprised to watch the band segue from a freestyle rap into an odd cover of a one-hit-wonder. Their silly stage antics can be compared to Guster...but, they never cease to amaze me with their composed showmanship, tight production and songs that roller coaster through lyrics, riffs, tempos, and attitude.

Tally Hall - Good Day

1 comment:

Whitney Levine said...

Yeah, Allie's cousin!