tUnE-yArDs RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘WATER FOUNTAIN’ & REVEALS ALBUM DETAILS

Due out May 2nd, Nikki Nack - the third album from tUnE-yArDs - was first announced when Merrill Garbus celebrated her birthday by posting a ‘MegaMix’ of album tracks online. Delighting fans, she’s teased everyone long enough and is now ready to reveal more album details.

Experiences in her time off between albums proved to be influential in its songwriting process; a life-affirming trip to Haiti, her upbringing, and finally catching up with 80s kid’s TV programme Pee Wee’s Playhouse some 25 years since its first broadcast were all topics at the forefront of Merrill’s mind that helped to shape and colour the record.

Eager to never stand still, Merrill enlisted producers Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, M.I.A).

The first track to be heard from the album, ‘Water Fountain’, received its premiere on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6Music radio show and can now be heard streaming from Merrill’s website, www.tuneyards.com.

tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack

1. Find A New Way
2. Water Fountain
3. Time Of Dark
4. Real Thing
5. Look Around
6. Hey Life
7. Sink-O
8. Why Do We Dine On The Tots?
9. Stop That Man
10. Wait For A Minute
11. Left Behind
12. Rocking Chair
13. Manchild

tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack is out Friday 2nd May via 4AD / Remote Control.

tUnE-yArDs ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

tUnE-yArDs have announced new album ‘Nikki Nack’ will be released via 4AD/Remote Control Records on Friday the 2nd of May.

Following 2011′s hugely popular and year-end list topping ‘W H O K I L L’, this album is sure to be a killer.

Merrill Garbus suprised her fans with a Mega mix of the album.

Listen to it and vibe out!

TUNE-YARDS GIVEAWAY

We are very excited for tUnE-yArDs this weekend at Sugar Mountain Festival so we’re giving away vinyl to celebrate!

Retweet us for your chance to win the prize below!

tUnE-yArDs – Bird-Brains LP

tUnE-yArDs – Hatari 7″ single

TUNE-YARDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY – SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 15 JANUARY – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY – SPIEGELTENT, SYDNEY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY – FESTIVAL BAR,SYDNEY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY – MONA FOMA FESTIVAL, HOBART
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2012- TURBINE PLATFORM, BRISBANE

TUNE-YARDS ON JIMMY KIMMEL

http://youtu.be/zSG2SBwaWe0

TUNE-YARDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR

SATURDAY 14 JANUARY – SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL, FORUM THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY 15 JANUARY – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY – SPIEGELTENT, SYDNEY FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 20 JANUARY – FESTIVAL BAR,SYDNEY FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 21 JANUARY – MONA FOMA FESTIVAL, HOBART
SUNDAY 22 JANUARY 2012- TURBINE PLATFORM, BRISBANE


W H O K I L L
is out now through 4AD/Remote Control
Whokill - Tune-Yards

TUNE-YARDS BRIS & MEL SUPPORTS

Tune-Yards is bringing her distinctive sound to Australia for the first time this January, showcasing her acclaimed sophomore album w h o k i l l – a record appearing in many critics end-of-year lists including Rolling Stone, Spin, NME and no doubt more to be announced. The Guardian called w h o k i l l “One of the most distinctive records we’ve heard this year.” The first single “Bizness” has been considered one of the highlights of the year by many, coming in at #13 on the Pitchfork Top 100 Tracks of 2011.

It is off the back of this praise that we welcome Tune-Yards, aka Merrill Garbus, to Australia. Possessing an expansive sound that marries a coarse folk ingenuity with the bold pop sensibility of an R&B siren, her voice will infiltrate your mind, shoot down your legs and convert any ground into a dance floor.

Joining Tune-Yards at her Melbourne show, Fox + Sui will bring their loungy, dreamy pop, along with Wintercoats’ ethereal solo set at the Corner Hotel on Sunday 15 January.

Mitzi’s laidback disco beats and Brisbane’s up and coming Outerwaves will be supporting at Brisbane Powerhouse on Sunday 22 January, with DJ Private Velodrome also appearing.

Sunday 15 January – Corner Hotel – Melbourne
Presented by 3RRR
Tickets from Corner Box Office 9427 9198 or www.cornerhotel.com
With special guests Fox + Sui and Wintercoats

Sunday 22 January – Brisbane Powerhouse – Brisbane
Presented by Rave
Tickets from Brisbane Powerhouse Box Office 3358 8600 or www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
With special guests Mitzi + Outerwaves + DJ Private Velodrome

[info via Penny Drop]


W H O K I L L
is out now through 4AD/Remote Control

Whokill - Tune-Yards