Tune-Yards present "ABC 123" new song and spectacular video
Tune-Yards' art pop duo has released a new song, "ABC 123", from forthcoming album "I can feel you creep into my private life". 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.” The tricky video was directed by Dear Mr Quistgaard.
Watch the crazy video HERE!
"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, with Garbus’ lyrics exploring her place in the world, and ruminating on race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies. They worked with a mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange, Skepta, Kendrick Lamar). 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 (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper). The album release date is 19 January 2018.
Since Tune-Yards’ previous album "Nikki Nack"s successful release (2014) the Oakland-based act 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’ "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.
Tune-Yards will tour the UK and Europe throughout March next year, with Garbus and Brenner joined by percussionist Hamir Atwal.
TUNE-YARDS TOUR DATES
15th - Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA, US
16th - Cargo, Reno, NV, US
17th - Senator Theater, Chico, CA, US
19th - The Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ, US
20th - Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA, US
21st - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US
22nd - El Rey Theater, Los Angeles, CA, US
23rd - The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, US
25th - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR, US
26th - The Showbox, Seattle, WA, US
27th - The Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2nd - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, US
3rd - Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL , US
4th - Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI, US
6th - Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada
7th - Corona Theater, Montreal, QC, Canada
8th - Royal, Boston, MA, US
9th - Brooklyn Steel, New York, NY, US
13th - Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK
14th - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, UK
16th - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
17th - The Church, Leeds, UK
18th - Sussex University, Brighton, UK
20th - The Roundhouse, London, UK
22nd - Botanique – Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
23rd - La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
24th - Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
25th - Melkweg (Old Room), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
27th - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
28th - Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
29th - Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, Denmark