Tune-Yards is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus. When performing live, Garbus creates drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, vocals, and electric bass played by Nate Brenner.

tUnE-yArDs premieres Real Thing video directed by Tom Jobbins,

tUnE-yArDs premieres Real Thing video

Today, Tune-Yards is premiering a new video for “Real Thing” from new album ‘Nikki Nack’ via their First Watch series. Merrill Garbus says the video – directed by filmmaker Tom Jobbins – frames “the sometimes heavy lyrics of “Real Thing” in a Charlie Chaplin-like, humorous idea of me being a box of body parts in a factory. ”Director Tom Jobbins: Hearing the song:

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Tune-Yards Confirms Fall Tour, including playing the P4K Fest, Tune-Yards start their tour Jul 1 - Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom at the Cockpit

Tune-Yards Confirms Fall Tour, P4K Fest

Tune-Yards just wrapped the first leg of their North American tour with two shows at Webster Hall and played a set at the Glastonbury festival in the UK this weekend. They have just confirmed 27 North American and,

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Review of Nikki Nack by tUnE yArDs, the album comes out on May 6 ON 4AD. The single "Water Fountain" is now streaming. tUnE yArDs plays 4/29 in Columbus, OH

Review of Nikki Nack by tUnE yArDs

Nikki Nack, the third full-length release from Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus, crosses familiar but ever-slightly more accessible waters on its way from afrobeat to pop. Thanks to a lengthy wait between this and her last release,

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