Having made a name for herself as a founding member of Tallulah and Paulina Hollers, Tshilds has enlisted an amazing collective of some of Chicago’s most prominent musicians, including current and former members of Tortoise, Califone, Wilco, and The Bitter Tears, to create an album of startling depth, beauty and motion.
Capitalizing on a core group of who’s-who musicians, Tshilds' songs are languid, sparkling musings on emotions that often can’t be named – turned into sprawling tune poems; an immersive and compelling musical experience.
Tshilds' timing and patience moves Painted Tiles through a dramatically shifting countryside of sound so complete it presents the listener with a world in itself; a landscape which grows with each visit.
Comparisons to acts like Ida, Low, and Azure Ray seem apt at times, but something unique is happening too. The calm appreciation of the players to Tshilds' core material and Graeme Gibson’s perfect, earthy production, creates a ghostly quality, like a winter day remembered in a dream.