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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 “Water Fountain.” Led by a blue-haired Merrill Garbus, her worldbeat troupe broke loose with a looping series of handclaps, avid percussion, and tribal-sounding chants. Coincidentally, the track has also recently been given a frenetic, chopped-up remix by Lisbon’s DJ Marfox and and Rio de Janeiro’s Pearls Negras. 

In other tUnE-yArDs news, the band has reportedly launched “The Water Fountain,” a charity referencing her SPIN end-of-year favorite, that works to support global water organizations. 

Check out the band’s Conan performance above, donate to “The Water Fountain” here, and listen to the band’s “Water Fountain” remix below.