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Tune-Yards - tUnE-yArDs Release Free MP3, 'Bizness'
Tune-Yards : tUnE-yArDs Release Free MP3, 'Bizness'
14th February 2011

Following the announcement of the release of tUnE-yArDs' second album, w ho k i l l on 18th April, the track 'Bizness' has been made available to download as a free MP3. The first track to preview the sound of the new album, 'Bizness' is the perfect embodiment of Merrill Garbus' current muse. Drawing from a rich worldly palette and charged with the raw energy and idiosyncrasies that have always characterised the band, it marks out Merrill as a truly spirited force of nature with the keenest of pop sensibilities.

Merrill herself gave the track away direct to fans, offering this message: "The BBC played a new tUnE-yArDs song on the radio, and somebody made a recording of it just like in the old days. It got passed around a lot on the internet but I think you should have the real one. This one's spelled with one z: 'Bizness'... We can't wait to see you out there on the road! You are loved on this Valentine's Day. Thanks for your ears!"

The band have also confirmed a series of North American tour dates throughout late April and May, before heading to Europe at the end of May. All dates are listed below.

26th Apr - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
28th Apr - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
29th Apr - The Crocodile, Seattle
30th Apr - The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver
2nd May - Visual Arts Collective, Garden City
3rd May - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
4th May - Hi Dive, Denver
6th May - Jackpot Saloon, Lawrence
7th May - Slowdown, Omaha
8th May - Cedar Cultural Centre, Minneapolis
10th May - Lincoln Hall, Chicago
11th May - Pike Room @ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac
12th May - The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto
13th May - La Sala Rossa, Montreal
15th May - Flywheel Arts Collective, Easthampton
16th May - Brighton Music Hall, Boston
17th May - Daniel Street, Milford
19th May - The Red Palace, Washington
20th May - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia
21st May - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
28th May - Primavera Sound, Barcelona
30th May - Ground Zero, Lyon
31st May - Le Trinitaires, Metz
2nd Jun - Cafe de la Danse
3rd Jun - AB Club, Brussels
4th Jun - Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg
5th Jun - Magnet, Berlin
6th Jun - Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
8th Jun - Scala, London
11th Jun - Art Rock @ Petit Theatre de la Passerelle
13th Jun - Deaf Institute, Manchester
14th Jun - The Tunnels, Aberdeen
15th Jun - Captain's Rest, Glasgow
17th Jun - Whelans, Dublin
25th June - The Troubadour, Hollywood