Thursday, April 19, 2012

tUnE-yArDs live: Merrill In Your Face!

15 APRIL, 2012
Merrill Garbus, (AKA tUne-yArDs), descended upon Soho Santa Barbara fresh from working over the crowd at Coachella.  The touring version of tUnE-yArDs includes bassist Nate Brenner & two sax players, who not only replicated the record, but gave it added warmth & oomph.  If you've yet to experience this entity, there is plenty below to keep you entertained.  Suffice it to say, it was a night of magic, and I'll fall back on the sounds and pictures to tell the story. 
tUnE-yArDs is making the rounds on W H O K I L L, their second LP, and a comparative nuclear detonation, after the charming lo-fi world folk of the debut, Birdbrain.  It is polarizing stuff, and it seems if you lean towards the Talking Heads circa Remain In Light, the Dirty Projectors or Bjork, it should be right up your alley.

Also of note are two of the Mimi Cave produced videos for "Bizness" and "My Country", starring kids from the San Francisco Rock Project.  They are currently conducting a Kickstarter to raise money for a lending library of instruments for the kids, if you're so inclined.

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