Zach Tillman is Pearly Gate Music – on Barsuk, playing SXSW
by Andrew Frisicano
"...opening act, Zach Tillman, began playing. He immediatley filled the space with melodic finger-picking, deep-voiced Leonard Cohen-like tunes. He sang about a girl named Lola as well sarcasticly driven songs about Jesus to set up the night for his older brother's band, in which Zach plays bass." [fend magazine]
Zach Tillman is Pearly Gate Music - he's also the brother of solo artist & Fleet Fox J. Tillman, who he toured to NYC with last fall.
His full-length, self-titled debut is due May 18th on Barsuk - a 7" single off that is available now. Three songs off the album are streaming on his MySpace. He also visited Daytrotter in early February.
Pearly Gate Music will be at SXSW this year, and one of his shows will be the brooklynVegan Friday (3/19) day party at Club DeVille, where he'll play alongside Twin Sister, Centro-matic, Lucero, The Antlers and more (full lineup TBA very soon).
Album info & artwork, live videos (including a cover of Pavement's "Shoot the Singer") and all tour dates are below...
Zach Tillman "Pearly gate music" @ Sodra teatern
Pearly Gate Music "Shoot the Singer" (Pavement cover) - 11.20.09
'Pearly Gate Music' tracklist
1. golden funeral
2. big escape
3. navy blues
4. oh, what a time!
5. i woke up
6. daddy wrote you letters...
7. gossamer hair
8. i was a river
9. bad nostalgia
Pearly Gate Music - 2010 Tour Dates
Mar 17 SXSW austin, TX
Mar 18 SXSW Red Eyed Fly austin, TX
Mar 19 BrooklynVegan day party @ Club DeVille Austin, TX
Mar 20 SXSW austin, TX
Mar 23 northern olympia, WA #
Mar 24 holocene portland, OR #
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