6D - The Michigan Daily - New Student Edition 2006
Tally Hall visits 'The O.C.'
By Kimberly Chou
Daily Arts Writer
As of now, Hollywood's waif-
du-jour Mischa Barton might not
know her character's college plans
or which boy-toy to choose from
on "The O.C."
But as long as Orange County
beauty Marissa Cooper's
melodramatic life allows indie bands
to get their TV exposure, Andrew
Horowitz, of Ann Arbor-bred band
Tally Hall, doesn't have a problem.
Tonight's episode of "The O.C."
will feature a track from Marvin's
Marvelous Mechanical Museum,
Tally Hall's debut album.
"We're not big 'O.C.' watchers,
but we know what it's about,"
Horowitz admitted. "We're
watching (the show) for the first
time all together, having a mini
Former Daily Arts writer
Horowitz said he first heard the news
from the band's booking agent. A
copy of Marvin's found its way onto
the desk of "O.C." music coordinator
Alexandra Patsavas. She liked what
she heard, the band liked what she
thought, and now Tally Hall's song
"Good Day" will get prominent play
on the popular teenage drama.
"It was a welcome phone call,"
Known for performing in
brightly colored neckties, the band
members first came together during
their years at the University.
"We're (our agent's) first 'O.C.
band,' " Horowitz said, adding that
the show has become a primary
venue for rising indie rockers.
Bands ranging from Death Cab
For Cutie to Interpol, Spoon to matt
pond PA, have had their music on
the Fox show. Other artists - The
Walkmen and The Killers included
- have taped performances on the
has released several volumes of its
"official soundtrack" to capitalize on
the popularity of the backing music.
Parts of Tally Hall's "Good
Day" will be played throughout
the show, appearing in five scenes
as part of a thematic arc. Horowitz
revealed that tonight's episode is
when the main characters - four
high school seniors - find out
about their college admissions.
"The O.C." may be Tally Hall's
most prominent celluloid exposure to
date, but it's not their first. Recently
their song "Banana Man" snagged
plays on MTV's "The Real World,'
and the band caught the attention of
VH1's "Best Week Ever" at Austin's
celebrated South by Southwest Music
and Media Conference.
Tally Hall will return to Ann
Arbor for two shows at the
Blind Pig. The first, an all-ages
performance, is already sold out.
- This article originally
ran April 6, 2006.
Tally Hall takes trip to Orange County, garners more mainstream attention.
Marissa Cooper gets into Berkeley, dies.
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