tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

By Michael Nelson / March 18, 2014 - 7:12 am

tUnE-yArDs’ third album, Nikki Nack, is due May 6, and today, its first single is here. Although “Water Fountain” sounds a bit more lushly produced than anything on either of Merrill Garbus’ first two tUnE-yArDs albums, it would be hard to mistake the song for the work of any other artist. It’s ecstatic, endlessly layered and looped Afro-beat-based art pop that builds from a chant to a celebration (with some pretty random digressions and diversions along the way) in a little more than three minutes. Check it out.

tUnE-yArDs tour dates:

04/23 – Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
04/26 – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO
04/27 – Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
04/29 – Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
05/01 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
05/02 – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA
05/05 – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA
05/07 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
05/12 – Village Underground, London, UK
05/14 – Berghain, Berlin, Germany
05/15 – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany
05/16 – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
05/18 – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands
05/19 – Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France
05/23 – Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR
05/25 – Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
05/26 – Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID
05/27 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
05/30 – Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
06/01 – Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX
06/03 – The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
06/05 – The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
06/06 – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
06/13 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
06/15 – Union Transfer  , Philadelphia, PA
06/16 – Royale Boston, Boston, MA
06/18 – La Tulipe, Montreal, QC
06/19 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
06/21 – Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE
06/22 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
06/23 – Webster Hall, New York, NY
06/26 – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
06/30 – Gorilla, Manchester, UK
07/01 – Cockpit, Leeds, UK
07/02 – Trinity, Bristol, UK
07/17 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
07/19 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
07/20 – Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

Nikki Nack is out 5/6 via 4AD.

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