Watch tUnE-yArDs Battle Colorful Mannequins in “Real Thing” Video

Freak folk has a new queen, and she’s still ruling the world months after her latest release. Merill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, has just shared a new video for “Real Thing” off of this year’s LP Nikki Nack via NPR. In a press release, Garbus said the following: I believe “Real Thing” was the one song I didn’t want […]

ALBUM STREAM: tUnE-yArDs – ‘Nikki Nack’

Art pop is still alive, and Merril Garbus may single-handedly be making sure that’s the case. tUnE-yArDs, Garbus’ once solo project that now includes bassist Nate Brenner, is returning with her third album, Nikki Nack, out May 6 via 4AD. With only a little more than a week to go until its release, it’s now been put […]

The Video For tUnE-yArDs’ “Water Fountain” Will Make Your Day

The diverse, polyrhythm-happy pop of tUnE-yArDs is a perfect partner to the finally-budding spring and summer weather. Its zany bounce, funky rhythms, and indomitable brightness wed with the sun-blinded warmth better than even the best fist-pumping punk anthems. It’s music made for dancing down sidewalks. The project of Merrill Garbus (and, to less heraldry, Nate Brenner) […]

tUnE-yArDs Shares New Single “Wait for a Minute”

Freak folk group tUnE-yArDs announced last month that a new album would be coming out May 6 via 4AD. The album, called Nikki Nack, will be a brighter, more accessible sound than the previous two albums. With the new single shared today, “Wait for a Minute,” we get a better understanding of how. Unlike the previously shared “Water […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/23-3/29

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Now that the bulk of the Record Store Day announcements are out of the way, we can get back to what you’ll be spending your money on before April 19 rolls around. This week’s highlights include a new pressing of The Starting Line‘s pop punk classic, Say It Like You […]

tUnE-yArDs Announces New Album ‘Nikki Nack’ and Tour

Good news, my fellow freak folk lovers. Creative mind and childlike artist tUnE-yArDs has taken to Twitter this morning to share a mash-up of new songs, meaning she’s got a new album on the way. Following up 2011’s magnificent w h o k i l l, the new album is titled Nikki Nack and comes out May 6 in […]