Banana Man :: Tally Hall
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"Smile like you mean it."
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Origin : Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Genres : Indie rock, Power pop
Years Active : 2002–present
Labels : Quack!Media, Atlantic Records
Associated Acts : Casey Shea
Website : www.tallyhall.com
Tally Hall is an American rock band formed in December 2002 based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a relatively significant cult following. Once under the Atlantic Records recording label, Tally Hall is, again, signed to indie label Quack! Media who previously helped finance and nationally distribute their debut studio album, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. They are known for their upbeat melodies and whimsical lyrics; the band members, themselves, once described their musical style as "wonky rock" and "fabloo rock". They have recently released their second album Good & Evil , which was recorded in October/November 2009 with Atlantic Records. After parting ways with Atlantic, the group released Good & Evil on June 21, 2011, under the Quack! Media record label. Pre-orders were honored with a digital download from Quack to compensate for the time it took for the physical copy to be delivered.
Often recognized by their trademark colored ties, Rob (yellow-vocals/guitar), Zubin (blue-vocals/bass), Ross (gray-percussion), Joe (red-vocals/guitar), and Andrew (green-vocals/keys) make up Tally Hall which got its start in 2002. Andrew, the only member not originally from Michigan, began writing songs when he was eight years old and eventually headed to the University of Michigan to study composition. There he met Rob, who had both attended high school with Zubin and joined Joe's film production group. When Tally Hall's original drummer left the band, they recruited Ross, who had gone to high school with Joe. Tally Hall was the name of an indoor shopping plaza on Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, the arcade whose name shares the title of their debut album, is all that remains.
The band has received an amount of national media attention, performing their song "Good Day" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on August 2, 2006 as well as appearing in MTV's segment You Hear It First in September 2006.The band appeared at the 2007 South by Southwest Music Festival. On August 3, 2008, Tally Hall was a performer on the BMI stage at Lollapalooza.
Tally Hall was invited back by The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on September 16 to help promote the launch of Tally Hall's Internet Show. They performed "Welcome to Tally Hall" in newly donned black vests over top of their traditional colored ties, white shirts, and black pants.
The band worked on several projects after the completion of "Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum", including covering the song "Smile Like You Mean It" by The Killers for the sixth The O.C. soundtrack: Music from the OC: Mix 6. The band re-released Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum on April 1, 2008 with their new record label, Atlantic Records after some re-recording and re-mixing was done. On September 9, 2009, Hidden in the Sand (HITS), a prominent Tally Hall fan site, broke the news that Tally Hall was going to release a collaborative song this fall, featuring Nellie McKay which would be released as a free download from mp3.walmart.com when customers of Walmart purchased a book called The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo. The book had been made available for purchase earlier that day. The same day, HITS reported the title of the song, Light & Night, along with a short audio clip of it in another update. Instructions on downloading the song can be found in the HITS Blogs post.
In their 2010 March tour with Jukebox the Ghost and Skybox, it was reported that Joe Hawley had unexpectedly backed out of the entire tour for currently unknown reasons. Hawley was replaced with Casey Shea, who wore a black tie. Upon questions about Hawley's well-being, the band has stated that everyone is ok and something came up at the last minute. On March 25, 2011, the band announced that all five band members are still together, though the circumstances behind Hawley's disappearance is still unknown.
The band was managed by The Hornblow Group, who also manages They Might Be Giants, OK Go, and Oppenheimer, until 2010, when Tally Hall changed management to Stiletto Entertainment, who manages Barry Manilow in addition to several other solo performance acts. As of the release of Good & Evil, Tally Hall has returned to their original label, Quack! Media. The reasons behind this change and Atlantic Records' present involvement with Tally Hall are still unknown.
Tally Hall :“ Banana Man”
After watching the above video, one would probably think Tally Hall ate more mushrooms than bananas when creating this clip. But, regardless of how whacked out this short may be, the Ann Arbor band deserves credit for utilizing the yellow fruit to the max for the “Banana Man” video. Just take in the rapid banana background, the randomly appearing fruits and the guy in the office whose outfit mimics an actual banana. But the best part comes near the end, when the freaky-faced lead singer starts thrusting the healthy snack at the screen joyously to the beat. Tally Hall’s banana blitzkrieg is a fine celebration of the fruit itself, and makes for a great video. Even if it will haunt your dreams for a couple months.
Response to Music Video : Tally Hall “Banana Man”
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