Debut album BiRd-BrAiNs, out August 18th on 4AD, is the singular musical project of New England native Merrill Garbus, a.k.a tUnE-yArDs. Merril’s ukulele brings forth a timid quality that can only be captured by the word endearing. In a Kimya Dawson-esque language, her somewhat awkward femininity blazes forward with a lonesome confidence.
The work is best described by Garbus herself as ‚”a patchwork of sound snippets, of history in a present tense. It is a composer’s commitment to the preservation of stories, however small and unassuming.”– self recorded on a handheld digital voice recorder and produced on free mixing software, with echoing drum loops and siren vocals.
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Recently coming off tour with sound pioneers Micachu & The Shapes, tUnE-yArDs will be making a pit stop at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sept 5th with troubadour Phosphorescent, before hitting up the UK with the lovely Dirty Projectors.
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