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tUnE-yArDs Releases New Album Today

19th April 2011
tUnE-yArDs Releases New Album Today

"As long-players go, 2011 won't get much better than this." - Drowned In Sound (9/10)
"One of the most distinctive records we've heard this year." - The Guardian
"There is no-one out there making music like Merrill Garbus." - The Times (5/5)
"Total conviction in her personal, idiosyncratic, high-stakes music." - Pitchfork (8.8 - Best New Music)
"Overflowing with hip-hop, reggae, Afrobeat and funky noise freakouts. It all hangs together thanks to Garbus' voice, which slides seamlessly from Joplin-esque howls to delicate coos." - Rolling Stone
"Stunningly inventive. Garbus rivals peak-period Eno and Byrne for the sheer inventiveness of her fusions of African song and western art-pop." - Uncut (4/5)

Today, tUnE-yArDs release their much anticipated second album, w h o k i l l. Backed by a wave of critical praise following thrilling performances at SXSW and the memorable video for lead track, 'Bizness', w h o k i l l is a bold step forward for the band, pulling in new fans across the board. Showcasing a rich sonic palette, the brighter production values displays the sonorous voice of Merrill Garbus and the keen pop sensibility at the heart of the band.

Ahead of the album's release, Merrill recorded an interview with NPR, in which she discussed the creative process behind the making of w h o k i l l. Listen again here.

tUnE-yArDs tour North America and Europe throughout the spring. All dates are listed below, along with the video for lead album track, 'Bizness'.

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Tour Dates
26th Apr - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
28th Apr - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
29th Apr - The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
30th Apr - The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
2nd May - Visual Arts Collective, Boise, IL
3rd May - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
4th May - Hi Dive, Denver, CO
6th May - Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence, KS
7th May - Slowdown, Omaha, NB
8th May - Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis, MN
10th May - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
11th May - Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
12th May - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
13th May - La Sala Rossa, Montreal
15th May - Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton, MA
16th May - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
17th May - Daniel Street, Milford, CT
19th May - Red Palace, Washington, DC
20th May - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
21st May - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
28th May - Primavera, Barcelona
30th May - Ground Zero, Lyon
31st May - Les Trinitaires, Metz
2nd June - Cafe de la Danse, Paris
3rd June - AB Club, Brussels
4th June - Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg
5th June - Magnet Club, Berlin
6th June - Upstairs @ The Paradiso, Amsterdam
8th June - Scala, London
11th June - Art Rock @ Petit Theatre de la Passerelle, St Brieuc
13th June - Deaf Institute, Manchester
14th June - Tunnels, Aberdeen
15th June - Captain's Rest, Glasgow
17th June - Whelans, Dublin
19th June - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
20th June - The Fleece, Bristol
21st June - The Green Door Store, Brighton
25th June - Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
26th June - Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

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