tune-yards

Review: Tune-Yards’ New Album Underwhelms and Overexplains

Merrill Garbus could sing in Esperanto through sixteen vocal filters and it still wouldn’t stop listeners from parsing her lyrics. Nonetheless, with her Tune-Yards project,…
Alfred Soto / January 25, 2018

Stream Tune-Yards’ New Album I can feel you creep into my private life

Merrill Garbus' indie pop act Tune-Yards has released its fourth album I can feel you creep into my private life. The album follows the band's 2014 project Nikki Nack and includes…
Tosten Burks / January 18, 2018

Video: Tune-Yards – “Heart Attack”

Tune-Yards have shared a new song and video for "Heart Attack" before the band's fourth album I can feel you creep into my private life comes out next Friday…
Tosten Burks / January 11, 2018

Tune-Yards – “Look At Your Hands”

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Tune-Yards—their last album was 2014’s Nikki Nack—but today Merrill Garbus has shared a new single, "Look At…
James Rettig, Stereogum / October 24, 2017

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
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