News

My Morning Jacket Announce New Year’s Eve Shows with Prince’s The Revolution, and More

Three Nights in Broomfield, CO Also to Feature Charles Bradley and tUnE-yArDs

Aug 07, 2017

My Morning Jacket have announced three shows at the end of the year leading up to New Year's Eve. They go down December 29, 30, and 31 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO and each will feature a different special guest.  More

Jul 29, 2015

Yoko Ono has announced a new album. It's not due out until January 22, 2016 (is this the first notable album to get a confirmed 2016 release date?) and it's titled Yes, I'm a Witch Too, making it the sequel 2007's Yes, I'm a Witch. Like that record, this one is a collaborative album. Every song is a collaboration between Ono and a different artist. This one includes collaborations with Death Cab for Cutie, tUnE-yArDs, Sparks, Peter Bjorn and John, Cibo Matto, Portugal the Man, Miike Snow, Penguin Prison, and of course her son, Sean Lennon, among others.   More

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Mar 25, 2015

Musical artist Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, has premiered a brand new music video for her latest Nikki Nack single, "Wait for a Minute."  More

Watch: tUnE-yArDs on “Conan”

Nikki Nack is Out Now on 4Ad

Dec 10, 2014

Last night tUnE-yArDs brought her Technicolor tune “Water Fountain” to Conan More

Nov 25, 2014

Sunday, November 23, was the final day of Le Guess Who? Our writer/photographer Laura Studarus was there.  More

Oct 07, 2014

Yesterday tUnE-yArDs premiered a brand new music video for her latest Nikki Nack single "Real Thing." More

tUnE-yArDs Announces New Tour Dates

Supporting Nikki Nack

Jul 01, 2014

Continuing to tout her brand new album Nikki Nack tUnE-yArDsa.k.a. Merrill Garbus, has announced plans for a new round of tour dates.  More

Under the Radar Announces the June/July Issue Featuring Future Islands on the Cover

Also featuring interviews with Slowdive, Slow Club, First Aid Kit, Lykke Li, James McAvoy, The Horrors, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van Etten, and More

May 23, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the June/July issue, which is on newsstands now. It features Future Islands on the cover as well as interviews with Slow ClubLykke Li, The Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Horrors, SlowdiveThe War on Drugs vs. Sharon Van EttenFirst Aid KitJames McAvoyJohn Slattery, tUnE-yArDs, and more. More

Apr 25, 2014

On May 6 tUnE-yArDs, a.k.a. musical artist Merrill Garbus, will release her third full-length album Nikki Nack. More

Apr 23, 2014

tUnE-yArDs’ new video “Water Fountain” (a cut from her forthcoming album Nikki Nack, due  out May 6) is nothing short of a frenetic reimagining of Pee Wee’s PlayhouseMore

Listen: tUnE-yArDs - “Wait for a Minute”

New Album Nikki Nack on May 6

Apr 08, 2014

Next month singer/songwriter Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs, will release her newest album Nikki Nack. More

Listen: tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

Plus: Tour Dates With Arcade Fire, Album Art, and Tracklist

Mar 18, 2014

tUnE-yArDs has released a smorgasbord of new information about her forthcoming album Nikki Nack (due out May 6 on 4AD).  More

Mar 03, 2014

Celebrating her birthday today, singer/songwriter Merrill Garbus, a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs, has announced the release of her newest album Nikki Nack. More

Listen: Jim James - “A New Life” (tUnE-yArDs Remix)

For James' Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

May 06, 2013

This week Jim James and My Morning Jacket helped launch the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a social awareness program fighting world poverty that will allow fans to enter a lottery for two donated tickets at participating artists' shows for the next three years. More

Dec 20, 2012

How to you get to Carnegie Hall? Pratice Pratice!...and be on the lineup for Tibet House US benefit concert.  More

Jun 01, 2012

In an effort to help the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative in their fight against AIDS in Africa, tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus has joined forces with The Roots' Questlove to be a part of an upcoming tribute compilation entitled (RED) Hot + Felahonoring the work of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. More

Check Out Photos of St. Vincent at Glass House in Pomona, CA - 4/19/12

Plus Shots of Keep Shelly in Athens and tUnE-yArDs

Apr 22, 2012

On Thursday, April 19, St. Vincent played a pre-Coachella weekend two set at the Glass House in Pomona, alongside Keep Shelly in Athens and tUnE-yArDs. We set writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Apr 11, 2012

tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus manages to fit right in with the rest of her fellow cast members in the music video for her w h o k i l l cut "My Country." More

Feb 21, 2012

tUnE-yArDs has announced a string of summer tour dates in support of the band's latest album w h o k i l lMore

2012 Sasquatch Music Festival Lineup Announced

Featuring Jack White, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, and More

Feb 03, 2012

The 11th annual Sasquatch Music Festival has announced its official lineup of artists, including Jack White, Bon Iver, Tenacious D, The Shins, St. Vincent, Feist, The Roots, Beirut, and Beck. More

Watch: tUnE-yArDs Plays “Kimmel”

Performs “Bizness” and “You Yes You”

Jan 06, 2012

Last night Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, visited the late night set of Jimmy Kimmel Live! with her band to perform several tracks off her 2011 album w h o k i l l. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Dec 08, 2011

Today tUnE-yArDs dropped a Max Tundra remix of “Real Life Flesh”—a cut from this year’s album, w h o k i l l. We have the track.  More

Watch: Yoko Ono Performs with tUnE-yArDs

Pair Perform “We’re All Water” at Iceland Airwaves

Oct 14, 2011

Last night at Iceland Airwaves, fans were surprised when Yoko Ono invited eclectic songstress tUnE-yArDs on stage. We have the video.  More

tUnE-yArDs Debuts New Song

Plays 8-Minute Tune in Montreal

Sep 29, 2011

Playing the POP Montreal festival, tUnE-yArDs, aka Merrill Garbus, performed a new and untitled 8-minute song during her set. More

Watch: tUnE-yArDs Video, “Gangsta”

Best Dressed Gang in Town

Sep 26, 2011

Merrill Garbus is a total gangster. At least that’s the loose concept behind the new video for tUnE-yArDs cut “Gangsta." We have the clip.  More

Aug 17, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of the Outside Lands Festival, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The gallery includes photos of Arcade Fire, The Decemberists, tUnE-yArDs, Little Dragon, Beirut, Junip, !!!, Lord Huron and Major Lazer. More

Watch: tUnE-yArDs Play “Fallon” with The Roots

“Gangsta” Jam with House Band

Aug 02, 2011

Last night tUnE-yArDs played on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Joining in on w h o k i l l track "Gangsta" was members of Fallon's house band The Roots. More

tUnE-yArDs Takes Care of “Bizness”

New Video From Forthcoming Album

Mar 24, 2011

Crazy pop songstress tUnE-yArDs takes care of “Bizness” in her new video. We have the clip.  More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2011 - Thursday March 17th

Including James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow and More

Mar 22, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two the of SXSW 2011 Music Festival, including shots of James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow, Cults and tUnE-YarDs. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More


Interviews

Aug 19, 2014

Tracking down tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus for an interview is difficult, not because she doesn't like to talk about her music or thinks she shouldn't have to bother chatting with journalists. No, Garbus is hard to get on the phone simply because she treats her music like any other job, working standard 9-to-5 days to rehearse and make music, and there just isn't much time left over. More

Aug 18, 2014

"I tried to tell him all the reasons I had to never sing again/and he replied, 'You better find a new way.'" That line, taken from the first song on tUnE-yArDs' third full-length release, Nikki Nack, isn't just a playfully visual way of opening an albumit's a statement of intent. More


Reviews

Nikki Nack

Nikki Nack

4AD

May 06, 2014

There's never been an obvious way to define tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus' turbulent transmissions of pulsing rhythm and unconscious reels of garbled poetry are almost always unplaceable. More

Coachella Recap Day 2: Radiohead, Andrew Bird, tUnE-yArDs, Destroyer and More

April 15th, 2012

Apr 17, 2012

The strongest line-up of the three-day set, Saturday’s highlights included: Andrew BirdDestroyerBon Iver, and some band called Radiohead

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w h o k i l l

w h o k i l l

4AD

May 18, 2011

tUnE-yArDs is the name 32-year-old Merrill Garbus has given her dizzying one-woman electro-percussion act, and while the moniker may look like it was typed by a 13-year-old on a Justin Bieber fan board, Garbus is no amateur.  More

SXSW Recap Day 2: Cults, Glasser, Tune-Yards, Twin Shadow, and James Blake

March 17th, 2011

Mar 18, 2011

After a long—and incredibly enjoyable—day at our first of two Under the Radar SXSW parties, the magazine trouped en mass over to Central Presbyterian Church to check out Pitchfork’s impressively stacked lineup: Glasser, Cults, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, and James Blake. 


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