Illustration by Minna, using a photograph by Zach Hollowell

Tilly and the Wall is Kianna, Neely, Nick, Derek, and Jamie (whose tap-dancing provides the percussion!). They got their start in Omaha, Nebraska, which is where they reconvened for last October’s Heavy Mood (Team Love). They were kind enough to record—and then re-record, after a computer crash—“Heartbeats,” remixed by Micah James. Listen and love!


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