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Watch: tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain” Video

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Apr 23, 2014 Tune-Yards
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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 Playhouse. In it leading lady Merrill Garbus gets into wacky adventures with a slew of puppets, a scientist, a clutch of ghosts, and a chef (her tUnE-yArDs bandmate Nate Brenner). And oh yes, there will be dancing.

“When Merrill approached me wanting to make a video with a Pee-Wee’s Playhouse vibe I had to say yes,” says director Joel Kefali via press release. “I’d had plenty of ideas for a kid’s show that had been waiting to see the light of day. I didn’t want to make a straight homage piece; there are moments of nostalgia in there but the video is our own modern, manic, collage of a kids show. Like many great kids shows I wanted to cram in as many ideas as possible and sneak in the occasional wink to the art world, contemporary and historic. The musical dynamic of “Water Fountain” lends itself perfectly to the concept and I think this video is best viewed while consuming a big bowl of cereal. Then again, what isn’t?”



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