tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain

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We couldn’t be more excited to see a new song from Merrill Garbus (a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs). She is due out for a new album, Nikki Nack, on May 6th via 4AD, a follow up to 2011′s acclaimed W H O K I L L. “Water Fountain” bubbles over with the youthful enthusiasm of a schoolyard at recess. Garbus’ recording process has been notably DIY; her first album back in 2009 was self-released on recycled cassettes and taped using only a handheld recorder. However, her highly sophisticated, almost prog-rock-ish compositions put her light-years ahead of that guy you know at work who records guitar tracks in his garage on weekends. Though reportedly compromising by bringing in outside producers on her new album, Garbus still yelps and chants over tinny, found-sound percussion and crunchy synths that sound like she pulled them out of the dumpster. We’ll be waiting impatiently for the rest of the album. In the meantime, stream “Water Fountain” above.

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