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Tune-Yards on Friday 16th March 2018
Tune-Yards’ magnum opus will arrive on January 19 in the form of new album I can feel you creep
into my private life. Thematically, the 12 new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and
environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as
Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet -- this is music to dance to.
Today, Tune-Yards reveals the new song “Look at Your Hands.” Bandleader Merrill Garbus had this
to say about the song: “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more
inward: how do all of these "isms" that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?
“Some of the '80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to
counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals with an MPC which I've wanted to do
for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”
Listen to “Look at Your Hands” here: http://smarturl.it/LookAtYourHands
On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards is officially a duo. Garbus is joined by
longtime collaborator Nate Brenner who produced and wrote the album together with lyrics by
Garbus. Tune-Yards worked with mixer Mikaelin “Blue” BlueSpruce (Solange, Kendrick Lamar).
Much of the album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in
Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Solange, Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).
Tune-Yards’ 2014 release Nikki Nack was one of the most well received albums of the year. New
York Magazine called it “possibly the catchiest record of the year," the New Yorker praised its “joyful
energy” and “surprisingly sweet singing and catchy tunes,” and Entertainment Weekly said “life
needs joyful noise like this.” Since the release of Nikki Nack, Tune-Yards has kept busy collaborating
with legendary musicians David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, as well as penning the
standout track, “Action,” from Mavis Staples’ 2016 album.
Music Genres: Indie, Pop
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