Goodnight Insomniacs/ Mark Tillman
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Goodnight Insomniacs/ Mark Tillman

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"Sound Board"

Goodnight Insomniacs keep everyone on their toes with surprisingly alert observations on the human psyche. American Dream will provide gauzy dreamscapes featuring David Railey's pillow-soft tunes, and Deisha Oliver's lulling cello.Star Bar (Smith)
- Creative Lofaing


"Goodnight Insomniacs: Live"

Goodnight insomniacs render a somnambulistic twist to the modern rock idiom. - Creative Loafing


Discography

Goodnight Insomniacs-- self released L.P.
--- the record has been in local rotation at 88.5 Atlanta for two years.

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Bio

Goodnight Insomniacs hail from the southern flagship of Atlanta, GA. Centered around the creative spirit of singer-songwriter Mark Tillman, the band blend classic country/ blues melodies and modern rock, but never fall into the alt-country genre. Imagine Wilco's "Being There" and Elvis Costello and the Attractions Armed Forces. Tillman's verbose lyrics dance over a four chord gem only to change tempo and direction illustrating complex songwriting ability, yet it never straying from the honest simplicity salient in all great songs. Inspired by the songwriting of Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Beck, the music drifts closer to George Harrison than Crazy Horse. The band have been in heavy rotation on Atlanta's premier college radio station Album 88.5. Mark Tillman says, "the new tunes definitely have an ancient folk/blues tone yet still have a post-punk edge to the likes of early Elvis Costello and Talking Heads. Mark Tillman says, "I remember a guy telling me it was 'swamp rock ' -- why not?" To say the least Tillman's genre-hopping songwriting approach maintains cohesiveness. Tillman is most excited about the upcoming live performances-- each features a guest performer be it a Rhodes, an extra guitar, or an Omnichord. Goodnight Insomniacs have been well received in the Athens and Atlanta Music scene playing at clubs such as the E.A.R.L, 10 High, Eddies Attic, and One Love. The next full length is due early summer as sessions will begin at producer David Barbe’s Chase Park Transduction Studio in Athens, GA most notably known for the Drive By Truckers sessions.
A few years ago--the precise date I can't recall--the concept of Goodnight Insomniacs came to me. I was writing some songs on the acoustic guitar and wanted to record them. Instead of forming a band that would inevitably break up to cited "artistic differences," I decided to write songs -- build a play ground -- a nucleus for a musical collective. I have many friends who play music -- I want to share the experience of playing the songs with each of them. Over the coarse of more than two years I completed a record. Most of the studio work was done at Ben Holst's studio in Athens, Ga. We had an blast recording. I would drive to Athens on my days off from work or school. Slowly, the record developed into what I consider the most artistically satisfying songwriting and recording experience. Overall, it was exciting to see the songs come together, to record, and to not feel pressed for time or to rush was worthwhile. Ben Holst helped produce the record lending it a solid direction and tone. Since then, I have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with who is now my backing band; talented Atlanta musicians like Mark Carbone (Crybaby/No river City), Daniel Winn ( Hot Young Priest and Jackson Sneed), Jamie Shepard ( HopeForAGoldenSummer and Telegram ), and Brian Parks, a.k.a Ronnie Moon.