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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 all the performances from the legendary…   Read Story »
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 monster couch from the song's Pee-wee's…   Read Story »
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 &…   Read Story »
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 and ecstatic and freewheeling with time. Her…   Read Story »
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 of…   Read Story »
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 R&B deep cut that could almost…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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) and Brittany Howard (of the Alabama Shakes). The cover is…   Read Story »
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 Picket Fence" FTW!) and 2009's equally…   Read Story »