Tune-Yards have released a new single ‘ABC 123’, from their forthcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life, out January 19. Watch the companion video, directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard, below!
Bandleader Merrill Garbus’ politically-infused lyrics set a foreboding scene, as she laments, “California’s burning down / Sitting in the middle of the sixth extinction.”
I can feel you creep into my private life is the fourth studio album and sees Tune-Yards now operating as a duo, with Garbus joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner. Together the pair wrote and produced the album. Tune-Yards worked with a mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce. Much of the album was recorded at John Vanderslice’s new studio, Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch.
Since Tune-Yards’ previous album Nikki Nack, the Oakland-based act has kept busy collaborating with David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, as well as penning ‘Action’ from Mavis Staples’ Livin’ on a High Note album.
Garbus also presents a monthly Red Bull Radio show called C.L.A.W. (Collaborative Legions of Artful Women), which highlights new music by female identifying producers, instrumentalists and vocalists. Meanwhile, Tune-Yards set up The Water Fountain, a fund for water-related causes which has donated over $75,000 to various non-profits since its inception.
Listen / purchase ‘ABC 123’: https://tuneyards.lnk.to/ABC123