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tUnE-yArDs Share Colorful, Animated Clip for ‘Rocking Chair’

The globe-trotting experimental pop act tUnE-yArDs released her latest album Nikki Nack (one of SPIN's Best Albums of 2014) over a full year ago, but…
Colin Joyce / August 6, 2015

Check Out tUnE-yArDs’ Glitchy New ‘Wait For A Minute’ Video

On Tuesday tUnE-yArDs shared the new music video for their song "Wait For A Minute," and it's a fittingly glitchy short that matches the band's…
James Grebey / March 24, 2015

tUnE-yArDs Loop and Drum Their Way to the ‘Water Fountain’ on ‘Conan’

Taking a late-night break from their current stretch of tour dates, tUnE-yArDs stopped by Conan last night to perform a rendition of Nikki Nack single…
Rachel Brodsky / December 10, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we're looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We've already counted down the…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN's mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN's end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Michael Stipe, Eddie Vedder, and More Demand ‘Real Net Neutrality’ From FCC

What happens to the Internet will shape what happens to music, along with every other aspect of culture and free speech. A reported plan that…
Marc Hogan / May 13, 2014

Watch tUnE-yArDs Perform ‘Water Fountain’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs was reportedly fearful at the prospect following up 2011's w h o k i l l, but that hasn't really been…
Colin Joyce / May 11, 2014

Body Music: tUnE-yArDs’ Undulating Brilliance

Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs are eating dinner at a vegan Chinese restaurant in Oakland called Golden Lotus. The scene is busy and…
Geeta Dayal / May 9, 2014

tUnE-yArDs Transform Turbulence into Transcendence on Exultant ‘Nikki Nack’

Success brought crisis to tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus. Following up 2011's Whokill filled her with fear – not a great state for a performer beloved for her…
Barry Walters / May 2, 2014

tUnE-yArDs Goes ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ in Splashy ‘Water Fountain’ Video

Biography can be a misleading way to approach an artist's music, but sometimes it helps. Merrill Garbus' previous jobs as a nanny and puppeteer, and…
Marc Hogan / April 23, 2014

Hear tUnE-yArDs’ Dreamy R&B Jam ‘Wait for a Minute’

After a wild megamix preview of new album Nikki Nack and the Diwali-inflected "Water Fountain," tUnE-yArDs is back with a new cut from the LP.
Dan Reilly / April 8, 2014

Hear tUnE-yArDs’ Burbling ‘Water Fountain’

Following a kaleidoscopic, megamix-style preview of tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack (italics definitely hers, by the way), Merrill Garbus has shared "Water Fountain," the first of the…
Philip Sherburne / March 18, 2014

tUnE-yArDs Teases ‘Nikki Nack’ LP With Deliriously Anarchic Megamix

tUnE-yArDs' masterful 2011 album, w h o k i l l, was what you might've expected when Merrill Garbus' personal-is-global indie-folk project went from shareware…
Marc Hogan / March 3, 2014

Latyrx Team with Gift of Gab and tUnE-yArDs for a ‘Watershed Moment’

Lateef and Lyrics Born are Latyrx, two Bay Area-based Solesides O.G.s who helped redefine hip-hop alongside DJ Shadow and Blackalicious in '90s. But in all…
Chris Martins / October 24, 2013

Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock Reunite on Yoko Ono’s Oddball ‘Bad Dancer’

Adam Horovitz and Michael Diamond have teamed up for the first time since the death of Adam "MCA" Yauch, but the results are more Yoko…
Dan Reilly / August 13, 2013

Lollapalooza 2012: 10 Best and Worst of Day Two

SPIN's intrepid team has invaded Chicago's Grant Park, attempting to see as many of the 30 essential sets at this year's Lollapalooza as possible while…
SPIN Staff / August 5, 2012

Lollapalooza Reschedules Saturday Lineup After Storm Evacuation

The Lollapalooza gates were reopened at 6 p.m. CST after the festival was suspended for almost three hours due to inclement weather. The evening's line-up…
Jessica Hopper / August 4, 2012

Radiohead at Bonnaroo 2012: Plus 11 More Friday Standouts

SPIN's Manchester journey continues as Thom Yorke teases a collaboration with Jack White and Major Lazer send the crowd on an interstellar journey, but a…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2012

James Murphy, De La Soul, St. Vincent to Play Roots Picnic 2012

The Roots have announced the lineup for their fifth annual Philly music throwdown, the Roots Picnic, Okayplayer reports. The Roots will once again headline and…
Marc Hogan / March 15, 2012

tUnE-yArDs, Sharon Van Etten Rule Late-Night TV

A pair of powerful-voiced indie chanteuses with contrasting styles hit the late-night talk show circuit last night. tUnE-yArDs, the eccentric pan-global folk-pop project of singer-songwriter…
Marc Hogan / January 6, 2012
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