Tune-Yards


Amoeba Hollywood - January 24th @ 6:00pm



Bandleader Merrill Garbus and longtime collaborator Nate Brenner celebrate their new album with a live performance and signing at Amoeba Hollywood on Wednesday, January 24th at 6pm! Free / all-ages show. I can feel you creep into my private life (4AD) comes out on January 19th. Purchase your copy on CD or vinyl starting 1/19 in-store only at Amoeba Hollywood to meet them and attend the signing after their performance.

 

Tune-Yards’ magnum opus arrives January 19 in the form of new album I can feel you creep into my private life. Thematically, the 12 new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet -- this is music to dance to.

 

Today, Tune-Yards reveals the new song “Look at Your Hands.” Bandleader Merrill Garbus had this to say about the song: “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these "isms" that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?  

 

“Some of the '80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals with an MPC which I've wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”

 

On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards is officially a duo. Garbus is joined by longtime collaborator Nate Brenner who produced and wrote the album together with lyrics by Garbus. Tune-Yards worked with mixer Mikaelin “Blue” BlueSpruce (Solange, Kendrick Lamar). Much of the album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Solange, Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).

 

Tune-Yards’ 2014 release Nikki Nack was one of the most well received albums of the year. New York Magazine called it “possibly the catchiest record of the year," the New Yorker praised its “joyful energy” and “surprisingly sweet singing and catchy tunes,” and Entertainment Weekly said “life needs joyful noise like this.” Since the release of Nikki Nack, Tune-Yards has kept busy collaborating with legendary musicians David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, as well as penning the standout track, “Action,” from Mavis Staples’ 2016 album. 

 

 

Tune-Yards - "Look at Your Hands" (Official Video)  

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