tUnE-yArDs Announces New Album, Plays MHOW In May


Merrill Garbus, a/k/a the ukulele-strumming/drum-pounding/beatboxing/growling dervish known as tUnE-yArDs, is one of the best live acts going right now, a riot of energy, color, and (most importantly) volume, a loop-building and tonsil-flaring spectacle so joyous we’re willing to tolerate the fact that her first record was titled BiRd-BrAiNs, and the follow-up, announced today and out April 19, has been christened w h o k i l l. It takes real charisma to convince people to fuck around with typography. As she explains to Pitchfork, this record will (slightly) more closely resemble her live show, but her live show will most probably remain the best way to take her in: Fortunately, she’s also announced a full U.S. tour, including a stop at Music Hall of Williamsburg May 21. All shows are below, along with video evidence that’d you better make it to one:

04-26 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

04-28 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

04-29 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

04-30 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Biltmore Cabaret

05-02 Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective

05-03 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

05-04 Denver, CO – Hi Dive

05-06 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Saloon

05-07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown

05-08 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

05-10 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

05-11 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom

05-12 Toronto, Ontario – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

05-13 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa

05-15 Easthampton, MA – Flywheel Arts Collective

05-16 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

05-17 Milford, CT – Daniel Street

05-19 Washington, DC – The Red Palace

05-20 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

05-21 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

06-25 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour

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