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Tune-Yards

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From the qUiRkY capitalization to the face paint to the music itself, tUnE-yArDs have always been a lot. Merrill Garbus is a former musical theater kid who got her start working as a professional puppeteer, and that colorful performative energy is part of her DNA. Tune-Yards — let’s just ignore the unwieldy stylization — began as a solo project, just Garbus, her ukulele, a loop pedal, and one extremely powerful set of lungs. She recorded her 2009 debut album BiRd-BrAiNs, self-released on cassette tape before being picked up by Marriage Records and then 4AD, on a handheld digital voice recorder and mixed it on a free audio editing program. It sounded tinny and scratchy and homemade but also fresh and idiosyncratic and exciting. Even then, her songs felt too big to be contained by their lo-fi DIY trappings. On “Fiya,” a song about feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, Garbus’ wordless ululating ascends to the heavens, moving beyond language into the realm of pure feeling. Despite its peculiarity, the song was approachable and anthemic enough to end up soundtracking a Blackberry commercial in 2010.

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The new Tune-Yards album sketchy. drops tomorrow, and promo is ramping up. For one thing, we just published a career-spanning interview with Merrill Garbus. For another, Garbus just performed a Radiohead cover for SiriusXMU.

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Tune-Yards, Jade Bird and Caribou will also play the August music festival For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

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Earlier this year, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner announced a new Tune-Yards album called sketchy. We’ve heard a couple songs from it already, including “hold yourself.” and “nowhere, man” way back in September. Today, ahead of the album’s arrival this Friday, the duo are back with one more.

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Track is off upcoming LP Sketchy. For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Next week, Tune-Yards will return with the new album sketchy. One of the main strengths behind Merill Garbus’ whole project was always the live show, and they haven’t been able to do any of those lately. But while promoting sketchy., Tune-Yards have been finding fun way to reinvent their whole process for late-night TV performances. On Colbert last month, for instance, Garbus sang “hold yourself.” on a giant pile of beanbags. Last night on Kimmel, the band ventured into the new realm of puppeteering.

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The song will appear on the band’s upcoming album Sketchy. For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)