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33 Musicians Discuss Their Favorite Radiohead Songs

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…
Stereogum | March 10, 2015 - 10:42 am


Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

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…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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…
Corban Goble | April 13, 2012 - 3:47 pm

More tUnE-YaRdS stories

Primus, Tycho, Tune-Yards, Dan Deacon Playing Oakland Fire Relief Benefit Next Week

In the wake of last weekend's tragic warehouse fire in Oakland, Bay Area promoters Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment are organizing a special benefit…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2016 - 7:47 pm

Watch Merrill Garbus & Thao Nguyen Parody Diplo, Skrillex, & Justin Bieber

Last year, The New York Times posted a self-serious and self-serving making-of video of Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex talking about the hit song "Where
James Rettig | March 24, 2016 - 12:47 pm

tUnE-yArDs Soundtracks Google Doodle For International Women’s Day

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs soundtracked a Google Doodle celebrating International Women's Day. In the video, a bunch of women from around the world are asked…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 8, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Sonny & The Sunsets – “Well But Strangely Hung Man” (Prod. tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus) (Stereogum Premiere)

In contrast to the garage-rock aggression of their San Francisco psych scene peers, Sonny & The Sunsets made their name on quirky yet understated gems.
Chris DeVille | March 7, 2016 - 10:07 am

Mavis Staples – “Action” + “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”

Mavis Staples' new album, Livin' On A High Note, comes out at the end of the week, and it looks like they're going into promotional…
James Rettig | February 16, 2016 - 1:10 pm

Nick Cave, Justin Vernon, tUnE-yArDs, Neko Case Contribute Songs To New Mavis Staples LP

All-time-great singer Mavis Staples is releasing a new album next month, Livin' On A High Note, a follow-up to last year's Your Good Fortune EP.
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 1:13 pm

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Nobody Dies”

Back in early 2013, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the giddy and experimental San Francisco indie-pop project led by Thao Nguyen, released their…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 10:53 am

Stream Janet Jackson Tribute Album Feat. tUnE-yArDs, Deradoorian, High Places, & More

Janet Jackson's new album, Unbreakable, dropped today, and in conjunction with its release, Tin Angel Records put out a tribute album with 16 covers of…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 2, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Naytronix – “Back In Time” (Stereogum Premiere)

Nate Brenner is well-known as the touring bassist for tUnE-yArDs, but his solo project Naytronix has evolved since 2012 when he released his debut full-length,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 3, 2015 - 10:16 am

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

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

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

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

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
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