Check Out Some Badass Tune-Yards Videos


We have raved in this space about budding DIY r&b siren Merrill Garbus, a/k/a Tune Yards (or tUnE-YaRdS, if you prefer), whose 2008 full-length Bird-Brains is an excellent, almost uncomfortably intimate kitchen-table pop record, and whose live show is utterly stupendous, Garbus looping drums and her own braying voice to mesmerizing affect. Above, a clip from her recent live sessions for 4AD, her new label. Watch all of these (“Hatari” especially, for her deranged sounding GRRRRAHHHH GRRRAHHHs) and go see her whenever she wanders this way again. (That’d be the Bell House, February 4.)

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