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Tune-Yards - New Dizzying Mixed-Media Video For 'Honesty'.
Tune-Yards : New Dizzying Mixed-Media Video For 'Honesty'.
15th May 2018

For their music video for 'Honesty', Tune-Yards collaborated with Creative Growth, an organization dedicated to providing a professional studio environment for artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities.  Written and directed by Susan Janow, the animated, mixed-media video stars Merrill as a '60s housewife finding freedom through an absurd journey from grocery store to tropical giant-food paradise.  Susan Janow and other Creative Growth artists created everything from the dizzying backdrops to the costumes.  Janow's work has been shown in prominent collections and museums worldwide.  Creative Growth is based in the vibrant creative hotbed of Oakland, CA, just blocks away from Tune-Yards’ studio.

Merrill Garbus says "Susan’s concept for the video played artfully against the lyrics of the song — I loved her idea of a bored, sheltered housewife having an ecstatic psychedelic experience involving weird jello food and lots of pizza.  The topics of this album are heavy and light at the same time, and I’m so glad to have a video that brings out its joyful, dada side."

Watch the video for 'Honesty' here.

Tune-Yards will wrap up a 30 date US tour later this month.  Over the spring and summer they will perform at festivals worldwide including Sasquatch, the UK’s Latitude Festival, Denmark’s Roskilde, Japan’s Fuji Rock and more.  In the Fall, Tune-Yards will hit the road opening 15 shows for David Byrne on his east coast run. See full list of tour dates here.

Tune-Yards’ acclaimed new album I can feel you creep onto my private life was released earlier this year.  Entertainment Weekly called the album “politically urgent,” the New York Times called it “a sleek, radical evolution” and NPR Music says it’s “Tune-Yards’ most sophisticated album to date.”  The band performed 'Heart Attack'  and 'Look At Your Hands' on Kimmel and  'ABC 123' on Conan in January.

A sleek, radical evolution full of insistent beats, catchy hooks and pointed questions about modern society" - The New York Times
An LP determined to conjure kinetic joy while staring down our present cultural fright show” - Rolling Stone ★★★★
Songs that make you think. - NPR All Things Considered
Tune-Yards proves that dance music can still have teeth"TIME
“Tune-Yards made an album about white guilt - and it’s fun as hell.” - GQ​