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Tune-Yards - Watch The New tUnE-yArDs Video for 'My Country'
Tune-Yards : Watch The New tUnE-yArDs Video for 'My Country'
11th April 2012

Today tUnE-yArDs (with help from YouTube Music) debuts the third video from their critically-acclaimed Pazz & Jop topping album w h o k i l l, for the album's opening track, 'My Country'. You can watch the video below.

The video, a spirited second collaboration with director Mimi Cave (who also helmed the brilliant video for 'Bizness'), features young stars from Brightworks, a K-12 school in San Francisco, and the San Francisco Rock Project, a non-profit organisation focused on music education for youngsters. Madeline O'Kennon also reprises her portrayal of tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus, first seen in the video for 'Bizness'.

In conjunction with this launch, and as a way to thank the San Francisco Rock Project for their generous donation of time, space, instruments and energy that helped make this new video possible, tUnE-yArDs have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help SFRP build a library of instruments to offer kids who can't afford to purchase or rent their own. Click here for more information.

tUnE-yArDs (Merrill Garbus, Nate Brenner, Matt Nelson, and Noah Bernstein-Hanley) have toured extensively since the April 2011 release of w h o k i l l (4AD) and show no signs of stopping one year laterTomorrow they pick things up again in Santa Cruz and will continue on to play select April dates surrounding their Coachella appearances, some co-headlining with St. Vincent. 

In early May, they'll hit Brazil and Mexico and then late May will see the four piece perform at the Sasquatch Festival in George, WA immediately followed by a lengthy US tour. tUne-yArDs are pleased to now confirm that Micachu and the Shapes and Delicate Steve will open their New York City show on June 1st at Terminal 5, their largest ticketed NYC show to date. They are also happy to announce that in addition to their previously scheduled festival appearances (both Coachella weekends, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo etc) they are now confirmed to play Summerfest in Milwaukee this coming July, and Lollapalooza in Chicago this coming August. Completing a busy summer of touring, they'll also return to Europe a few times for a host of headline shows and festival slots including Green Man, Latitude, Nova, Summer Sundae and Roskilde. They will also finally make their Pukkelpop debut after the sad events of last year brought the festival to a premature end.

12th - Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
14th - Coachella, Indio, CA
15th - Soho, Santa Barbara, CA  ^
17th - Rialto Theater w/ St. Vincent, Tucson, AZ  &
18th - House of Blues San Diego, San Diego, CA  &
19th - Glass House Pomona, CA  &
21st - Coachella, Indio, CA
23rd - International Film Festival, Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA  $
24th - Fox Theater w/ St. Vincent, Oakland, CA  &
2nd - Cine Joia, São Paulo, Brazil
3rd - Niceto Club, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5th - Festival 5punto5, Toluca De Lerdo, Mexico
25-28th - Sasquatch!, George, WA
30th - The Mohawk Austin, TX
1st - Terminal 5, New York, NY  @ *
2nd - The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia, PA
3rd - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
5th - Jefferson Theater, Charlottesvile, VA
6th - Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
7-9th - Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
10th - Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
11th - Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
12th - Mr Smalls Theatre, Millvale, PA
13th - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY  *
14th - Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton, MA  *
1st - Summerfest, Milwaukee, WI
7th - Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark
8th - Nova Festival, Pulborough, England
10th - The Sage, Gateshead, England
11th - Oran Mor, Glasgow, Scotland
12-14th - Latitude Festival, England
15th - Vicar Street, Dublin, Eire
29th - Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
31st - La Tulipe, Montreal, QC  +
1st - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON  +
2nd - Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
3rd-5th - Lollapalooza Chicago, IL
16th - Pukkelpop, Hasselt, Belgium
18th - Summer Sundae, Leicester, England
19th - Green Man Festival, Crickhowell, Wales

& w/ St. Vincent
^ w/ Friends
$ Live scores to Buster Keaton shorts with Ava Mendoza
@ w/ Micachu and the Shapes
* w/ Delicate Steve
+ w/ Mozart's Sister