Wednesday, December 28 2011
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
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.
Monday, October 8 2012
A plethora of cool sounds and intriguing timbres can't make up for repetitiveness and a lack of decent songwriting.
Monday, April 18 2011
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
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.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
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
Merrill Garbus is an extremely powerful performer.
Friday, August 5 2011
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
Upstaging Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart is no mean feat but Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus made even that look easy.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
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
Thursday, May 12 2011
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