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Thursday, May 1 2014

Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for May 2014

Get the early word on highly anticipated albums from tUnE-yArDs, Swans, and Owen Pallett, along with a comprehensive list of May's new releases.


Wednesday, December 28 2011

The 2011 Artists of the Year

This year's top artists are a diverse lot represented by two of the world's biggest pop divas, a plethora of critically adored indie faves, some new talents emerging from the hip-hop underground, a couple of veteran Americana acts, and a few alt-rock legends among many more.


Tuesday, December 20 2011

The Best Indie Rock of 2011

A “Best of Indie Rock” list, by definition, will be an eclectic bunch. And the process of culling through what the genre had to offer is a task this year -- the indie world has had a banner 2011.


Reviews

Monday, May 5 2014

tUnE-yArDs: Nikki Nack

The opening track on tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack is named "Find a New Way" and it represents a conscious effort by Merrill Garbus to reinvent herself.


Monday, October 8 2012

Naytronix: Dirty Glow

A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.


Monday, April 18 2011

tUnE-yArDs: w h o k i l l

Lo-fi folk, avant-jazz instrumentation, dubby funk beats, Afropop shimmy, soulful R&B vocals, hip-hop attitude, riot grrrl politicking -- they're all present and accounted for in tUnE-yArDs' music-without-borders aesthetic.


Wednesday, August 19 2009

tUnE-YaRdS: BiRd-BrAiNs

Where the vast majority of lo-fi acts remain comfortable to wade in the audio murk as if it were just one more tool at its disposal, Merrill Garbus claws violently against it.


Blogs

Tuesday, April 8 2014

tUnE-yArDs - "Wait for a Minute" (stream) + Tour Dates

The eagerly awaited new tUnE-yArDs album, Nikki Nack releases May 6th and the artist has just released the audio for a second album track, the gently soulful "Wait for a Minute".


Monday, June 25 2012

Tune-Yards + Delicate Steve: 1 June 2012 - New York

Merrill Garbus is an extremely powerful performer.


Friday, August 5 2011

tUnE-yArDs Performs with the Roots on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

Just a couple weeks after their acclaimed performance at Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs made their national television debut (Monday, August 1) on Late Night


Friday, April 16 2010

Xiu Xiu + Tune-Yards: 14.April.10 - Washington D.C.

Upstaging Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart is no mean feat but Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus made even that look easy.


Wednesday, November 11 2009

tUnE-yArDs - "Real Live Flesh" (4AD session) (video)

The inauspicious beginning of "Real Live Flesh", from Merrill Garbus' BiRd-BrAiNs is timid and thin, but makes perfect sense on a second listen, if only


News

Thursday, May 12 2011

Merrill Garbus, aka Tune-Yards, overcomes 'crisis of faith'

CHICAGO — In concert, Merrill Garbus slams out chords on a ukulele, hammers on a drum, turns her voice into a choir by recording it and


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