tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack

The last album released by Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, 2011′s Whokill, was a pretty ludicrously huge success; it eventually topped the Pazz & Jop Poll, as good an aggregator of critical mass as any, handily beating out the likes of PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake and Watch The Throne. Garbus has just released the details for Whokill’s follow-up: The new tUnE-yArDs LP will be titled Nikki Nack, and it’s out May 6 on 4AD. Garbus also revealed some new music in the form of a “MegaMix,” which puts all the songs from Nikki Nack into a single two-and-a-half-minute track. Check out the MegaMix and tour dates below.

tUnE-yArDs tour dates:

05/05 – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever @ Los Angeles, CA
05/07 – Rough Trade @ Brooklyn, NY (21+)
05/12 – Village Underground @ London
05/14 – Berghain @ Berlin
05/15 – Nochtspeicher @ Hamburg
05/16 – Les Nuits-Cirque Royal @ Brussels
05/18 – Bitterzoet @ Amsterdam
05/19 – Café de La Danse @ Paris
05/23 – Les Schwab Ampitheater @ Bend, OR w/ National
05/23 – 5/25 – Sasquatch Festival @ George, WA
05/31 – 6/1 – Free Press Summerfest @ Houston, TX
06/18 – 6/22 – NXNE @ Massey Hall @ Toronto, ON
06/19 – 6/22 – Firefly Festival @ Dover, DE
07/19 – Pitchfork Festival @ Chicago, IL

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Comments (7)
  1. Sounds a little more slick and produced, but if there’s anyone I have faith in that production won’t distil the good qualities of her music, it’s Merrill.

  2. Sounds fantastic. Yes, a bit more layered and produced, but thus far anyway seems like the right step forward for her.

  3. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  4. Oh god, I’m just beginning to recover after St Vincent, and now this. And EMA. It’s gonna be a very good year indeed.

  5. Sounds really fun!

  6. I love the fun, creative vibe I get from her music. This is no different, in a good way. Some clever lines, too: “I look good in debt.” Looking forward to hearing more [full songs]!

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