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From star-studded guest lists to an audible influence on several generations of bands, Radiohead’s fan base has always included quite a few of their fellow rock stars. We polled dozens of notable musicians about their favorite Radiohead songs, and this is how they responded. More »

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

WHAT’S GOOD! Corban back in the pilot seat for Straight To Video this week, as Tom Breihan’s at ActionFest, an event that sets the new record for “Most Tom Breihaniest Event Ever.” Thanks to a late-night influx of vids from the Cash Money camp last weekend, there were lots of contenders for the list thi… More »

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tUnE-yArDs – “Rocking Chair” Video

tUnE-yArDs' latest album, Nikki Nack, came out over a year ago, but Merrill Garbus' music is so vibrant and lends itself so well to visual…
James Rettig | August 6, 2015 - 12:27 pm
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Photos: Pickathon 2015

Pickathon took place this past weekend at Pendarvis Farm in Oregon’s Happy Valley. Ty Segall performed with Wand as a backing band, alongside Ex Hey,…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm
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tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute” Video

After making videos for the Nikki Nack singles "Water Fountain" and "Real Thing," Merrill Garbus' tUnE-yArDs project has just dropped a new clip for the…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 2:41 pm
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Watch tUnE-yArDs Kill It On Conan

For tUnE-yArDs, "Water Fountain" isn't just the stickiest song from the 2014 album Nikki Nack. It's also the name of Merrill Garbus' group's new nonprofit…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2014 - 8:43 am
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tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain (DJ Marfox Remix Feat. Pearls Negras)”

As tUnE-yArDs, Merrill Garbus pulls musical inspiration from around the world, and a song like "Water Fountain" brings a tribal dance-music intensity that doesn't quite…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2014 - 10:18 am

Watch tUnE-yArDs Play Jools Holland And Impress Robert Plant

On the most recent episode of the British live-music show Later With Jools Holland, tUnE-yArDs came though and played "Water Fountain," the joyously dazed and…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2014 - 4:10 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a ridiculously stacked week, and there were plenty of truly badass videos that I just couldn't find room for here. So: Apologies to…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 2:29 pm
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tUnE-yArDs – “Real Thing” Video

TUnE-yArDs' video for "Water Fountain" channeled the loose and colorful glee of Merrill Garbus' new album so well that it's a bit of a bummer…
Miles Bowe | October 6, 2014 - 1:17 pm
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Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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Watch tUnE-yArDs Perform “Water Fountain” On Fallon

tUnE-yArDs' Nikki Nack came out this week, and last night Merrill Garbus and crew stopped by The Tonight Show to perform "Water Fountain" with the…
Scott Lapatine | May 10, 2014 - 10:13 am
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Stream tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack

Nikki Nack is the third album of giddy, euphoric art-pop from Merrill Garbus, better known as tUnE-yArDs, and if anything, she's only become more unhinged…
Tom Breihan | April 25, 2014 - 8:49 am
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tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain” Video

The playground-stomping "Water Fountain" gets an appropriately child-friendly video, with Merrill Garbus acting as our kooky schoolteacher in a zany after-school special. There's an overabundance…
James Rettig | April 23, 2014 - 10:00 am
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tUnE-yArDs – “Wait For A Minute”

Behold the most straightforward tUnE-yArDs song in recorded history. "Wait For A Minute," our latest preview of Merrill's upcoming Nikki Nack, is a smooth, simmering…
Chris DeVille | April 8, 2014 - 10:20 am
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tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

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…
Michael Nelson | March 18, 2014 - 7:12 am
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tUnE-yArDs Nikki Nack Details

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,…
Michael Nelson | March 3, 2014 - 7:35 am
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Watch My Morning Jacket, Merrill Garbus, & Brittany Howard Play Fallon

A few days ago, we heard a cover of Fela Kuti's "Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am" by My Morning Jacket featuring Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs)…
Liz Pelly | October 12, 2013 - 6:10 am
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My Morning Jacket – “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am” (Feat. Merrill Garbus & Brittany Howard) (Fela Kuti Cover)

The AIDS awareness group Red Hot has given us many great benefit compilations over the years, including 1993's epochal No Alternative ("Unseen Power of the
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2013 - 11:20 am
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Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – “Bad Dancer” (Feat. Adam Horovitz & Mike D) & “Tabetai” (Feat. tUnE-yArDs)

Plastic Ono Band will release a new LP Take Me To The Land Of Hell in September and it is beaming with guest appearances, including…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 13, 2013 - 11:10 am
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