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6th October
'Real Thing' Video Premieres On NPR, US Tour Dates

'Real Thing' Video Premieres On NPR, US Tour Dates

Tune-Yards

Today, NPR is premiering tUnE-yArDs' new video for 'Real Thing' from new album Nikki Nack via their First Watch series. Merrill Garbus says the Tom Jobbins directed video frames “the sometimes heavy lyrics of “Real Thing” in a Charlie Chaplin-like, humorous idea of me being a box of body parts in a factory.

Tune-Yards has also confirmed a string of December dates including four intimate nights at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg from 4th - 7th December, and a performance at...

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1st July
Tune-Yards Announces Further North American & European Touring

Tune-Yards Announces Further North American & European Touring

Tune-Yards

Having just wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour with two triumphant sold out shows at Webster Hall, tUnE-yArDs are currently back in Europe for two weeks of shows including a jubilant set at Glastonbury Festival last Friday. You can watch the live performance of 'Water Fountain' from the festival

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6th May
Out Now: tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

Out Now: tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

Tune-Yards

Today sees the official release of Nikki Nack, the third album by tUnE-yArds.

Following the critical acclaim for previous record whokill, it finds Merrill Garbus working closely with producers including Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys) and John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira): "I had to let go of tUnE-yArDs being rigidly my production. I have a very specific vision for the sound of the band and I don't think women producers get enough credit for doing their own stuff, so I was resistant - but we grew...

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23rd April
Vibrant Video For 'Water Fountain' Premieres

Vibrant Video For 'Water Fountain' Premieres

Tune-Yards

With the release of Nikki Nack now less than a few weeks away and to coincide with their first show with Arcade Fire tonight, tUnE-yArDs have today premiered the album's first video.

Combining a plethora of different visual elements, from animation to puppetry, dancing, and even a science lesson, 'Water Fountain' is a video every bit as colourful as tUnE-yArDs' music. Directed by Joel Kefali, he writes that "when Merril approached me wanting to make a video with a PeeWee's Playhouse vibe I had to say yes...

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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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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...