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8th April
'Wait For A Minute' Streaming Online

'Wait For A Minute' Streaming Online

Tune-Yards

With the release of the new album from tUnE-yArDs less than a month away, a second track from Nikki Nack can now be heard streaming on the band's YouTube channel.

‘Wait For A Minute’ is one of two tracks on the album to have been co-produced by LA-based producer Malay, most famous for his work with John Legend, Alicia Keys and Frank Ocean (producing Channel Orange). His sleight of hand helps to guide them to new tUnE-yArDs territory, slowing the tempo down to help showcase a stunning vocal...

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18th March
tUnE-yArDs Album And Tour Dates, Hear New Track 'Water Fountain'

tUnE-yArDs Album And Tour Dates, Hear New Track 'Water Fountain'

Tune-Yards

Due out May 6th, Nikki Nack - the third album from tUnE-yArDs - was announced when Merrill Garbus celebrated her birthday a few weeks back by posting a 'MegaMix' of album tracks online. Delighting fans, she's teased everyone long enough and is now ready to reveal more album details, plus a number of new live dates across North America and Europe throughout this summer.

Succeeding 2011's W H O K I L L (an album that featured prominently in most year end lists and even topped the Village Voice's highly prestigious Pazz & Jop poll), Nikki Nack is brilliantly playful, more than matching its jump-rope-chant title. Experiences in her time off between albums proved to be influential catalysts in the songwriting process; a life-affirming trip to Haiti, her upbringing, and finally catching up with 80s kid’s TV program Pee Wee’s Playhouse some 25 years since its first broadcast were all topics at the forefront of Merrill's mind that helped to color the record...

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3rd March
Tune-Yards Details New Album 'Nikki Nack', New Tour Dates

Tune-Yards Details New Album 'Nikki Nack', New Tour Dates

Tune-Yards

tUnE-yArDs celebrates her birthday today with the news that her new album, Nikki Nack, is in the can.

Being released in the week commencing 5th May, Nikki Nack follows on from 2011's hugely successful W H O K I L L, an album that topped the highly prestigious Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll, based on votes from 700 of America’s most notable music critics. 

After affording herself a much needed break, Merrill Garbus is back...

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12th February
tUnE-yArDs Releases Yoko Ono Charity 10" Single Today

tUnE-yArDs Releases Yoko Ono Charity 10" Single Today

Tune-Yards

In 2010, Yoko Ono performed several shows with the Plastic Ono Band and special guests at the Orpheum in Los Angeles. Among the guests of Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Perry Farrell, RZA, Lady Gaga, Carrie Fisher and Joseph Gordon-Levitt performing songs from throughout Yoko’s career were tUnE-yArDs, an act she had recently fallen in love with.

Their update of the 1972 lyrics of Yoko's ’We're All Water’ was to prove a highlight and shortly afterwards, Yoko...

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17th July
 tUnE-yArDs To Perform Special Show In London Tomorrow Night, Launches Okay Africa Mixtape

tUnE-yArDs To Perform Special Show In London Tomorrow Night, Launches Okay Africa Mixtape

Tune-Yards

Tomorrow marks the seventh instalment of Sounds From A Room, the monthly live music event taking place in the Roi des Belges, a boat placed atop Queen Elizabeth Hall in London throughout the city's Olympic year as part of Room For London (a creative joint venture between ArtAngel and Living Architecture). Overlooking the River Thames and London's heart, tUnE-yArDs have kindly been invited to perform one of the twelve unique live shows to take place in the boat. Following on from the likes of...

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4AD Session 001

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Tune-Yards is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, her debut record Bird-Brains, released on November 16, was assembled with a staunch DIY aesthetic, all dramatically on show in this inauguratory showcase for the 4AD Sessions alongside fellow...