Tag Archives: tune-yards

TUNE-YARDS SIDE PROJECT: BEEP!

by lonnie Hailing from Oakland, Beep! is apparently a side project of tUnE-yArDs bassist Nate Brenner. Heavy with layered piano, bass, and upbeat percussion, you can hear some correlation to the tUne-yArds sound, confirmed when Merrill Garbus’ voice makes a cameo at the 5-minute mark of “Wolf Pantolones.”  The single is an interesting and melodic [...]

MEDIA GALLERY: TUNE-YARDS @ BOWERY BALLROM

vids and photos by kate maxwell Merrill Garbus aka Tune-Yards played an inspired set on Friday night with her parents in attendance at Bowery Ballroom. Sharing the bill were Twin Sister, Zola Jesus, and headliner Xiu Xiu, but Tune-Yards clearly stole the show. Bassist Nate Brenner is the perfect compliment to Garbus’ voice which bellowed [...]

INSOUND DOES IT RIGHT

by liz levine Insound is a shopping website for music nerds — it gathers merchandise, equipment, and music itself into one convenient Internet store — but in the face of today’s bloated music industry and subsequent race for corporate control over what millions crave, these guys are doing something special: they’re keepin’ it real. Founded [...]

SHARK? SAVES CHRISTMAS

by pelly QC’s incomparable Kevin Diamond is front man for the lo-fi garage rock trio Shark? His talents secured him a spot on Ear Farm’s: Do You Ear What I Ear? Christmas compilation with Tom Tom Club and tUnE-yArDs, and his dirty and chaotic brain helped produce this sex-filled cover of Beat Happening’s “Christmas.” Enjoy the [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: RACING STARS

by charles poladian So it’s that time again. I know what you’re thinking: what now? Well, it’s near the end of the year and near the end of the decade, so it’s all about the list. What’s the best toy to get, what’s the best album of 2009, what’s the best album of the first [...]

INDIE NEWS REEL: 6/17

by charles poladian What is good party people? So, I hear the rumor on the streets is that young cats, like myself and you, loyal reader, dig festivals. Well, if that’s the case, we must have died and gone to heaven last weekend. You had Bonnaroo for those who seriously wanted to party and Northside [...]

TUNE-YARDS ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

by flek thomas Last night Merrill Garbus performed at Bruar Falls at an album release party for her solo opus: Merrill = tUnE-yArDs. The new album is titled BiRdBrAiNs, and I consider it to be the most spiritually progressive record I’ve listened to in 2009. Playing amidst projector light of a Charlie Chaplin film (it [...]

THE QC LIVE GUIDE: APRIL 15 – 21

by neil roberts For the past week I’ve been meditating every morning, first thing when I wake up. It’s helping create a clarity through which creativity freely flows. The winds of change are blowing through the newly blooming trees. Here’s something a draftsman I know sent me today about change. Be sure to check out [...]

EXCLUSIVE TUNE-YARDS VIDEO

by kevin diamond We’ve been really digging this tUnE-YaRdS disc lately, so we were thrilled when we were offered a chance to embed a portion of this “intimate performance” in a brooklyn apartment, courtesy of hoovesontheturf.com. Her actual name is Merrill Garbus and you can buy her album here.

HYPE FILTER VOL. 2

by kevin diamond Hype Filter is back, second week in a row. Maybe this is gonna be on the regular tip. This weeks selection of songs are slightly more schizophrenic, which is probably a reflection of my mind set. It’s strange the changes you experience as you slowly morph from a pot head to a [...]