Watch a Trailer for David Byrne’s New Documentary Contemporary Color

This weekend, the official trailer for the documentary Contemporary Color was released. The film captures a stage performance of the same name that David Byrne…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2017

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
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