tUnE-yArDs shares video for ‘Water Fountain’

tUnE-yArDs shares video for 'Water Fountain' playing a bunch of shows with The Arcade Fire and Sylvan Esso, tUnE-yArDs play April 23rd in Denver, Colorado


Nikki Nack – the new album from tUnE-yArDs – is out in less than two weeks, and to coincide with their first show with Arcade Fire tonight, they have just premiered the album’s first video.

Combining a plethora of different visual elements, from animation to puppetry, dancing, and even a science lesson.

Directed by Joel Kefali, he writes that “when Merril approached me wanting to make a video with a PeeWee’s Playhouse vibe I had to say yes. I’d had plenty of ideas for a kid’s show that had been waiting to see the light of day. I didn’t want to make a straight homage piece; there are moments of nostalgia in there but the video is our own modern, manic, collage of a kids show. Like many great kids shows I wanted to cram in as many ideas as possible and sneak in the occasional wink to the art world, contemporary and historic. The musical dynamic of ‘Water Fountain’ lends itself perfectly to the concept and I think this video is best viewed while consuming a big bowl of cereal. Then again, what isn’t?”

Nikki Nack will be released by 4AD on May 6th.


23rd – Pepsi Center, Denver CO, US *
26th – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO, US *
27th – Chaifetz Arena, St Louis MO, US *
29th – Schottenstein Center, Columbus OH, US *

1st – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN, US *
2nd – Aaron’s Ampitheatre, Atlanta GA, US *
5th – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA, US – SOLD OUT
7th – Rough Trade Brooklyn, New York NY, US – SOLD OUT
12th – Village Underground, London, UK ^ – SOLD OUT
14th – Berghain, Berlin, Germany ^
15th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany ^
16th – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium ^
18th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands ^
19th – Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France ^
23rd – Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend OR, US ”
23rd-25th – Sasquatch Music Festival, The George WA, US
26th – Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US ^
27th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US ^
30th – Granada Theater, Dallas TX, US ^
31st – June 1st – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX, US

3rd – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US ^
5th – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US ^
6th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ^ – SOLD OUT
7th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ±
13th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US ^
15th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US ^
16th – Royale Nightclub, Boston MA, US ^
18th – 22nd – NXNE, Toronto ON, Canada
18th – La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada ^
19th – 22nd – Firefly Festival, Dover DE, US
22nd – Webster Hall, New York NY , US ^
23rd – Webster Hall, New York NY, US ^
25th  29th – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
26th – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
30th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK

1st – Cockpit, Leeds, UK
2nd – Trinity, Bristol, UK
4th – Blissfields, Winchester, UK
5th – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
17th – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US
19th – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago IL, US

29th – 31st – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, West Sussex, UK

3rd – Brixton Electric, London, UK

* supporting Arcade Fire
^ support from Sylvan Esso
” supporting The National
± support from The Seshen



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