Tune Yards remind me of a thespian Nasa space launch. They have so many elements all layered into one creative blast off. Whether it is vocals cut and mixed into a sort of tribal dance, or trumpets and sax woven into a writhing beat.
A second album, w h o k i l l, was released on April 19, 2011. A single from it, “Bizness”, came out in February 2011. It was produced by Garbus and engineered by Eli Crews at New, Improved Studios in Oakland, California. Applying the live approach to her studio work for the first time, Garbus works with bass player Nate Brenner, who co-wrote some of the album’s songs. Comparing the act to Sonic Youth, Frontier Psychiatrist said, “if BiRd-BrAiNs was Garbus’ EVOL, a record bursting with musical ideas that attempted to subvert the notion of song, w h o k i l l is her Sister, a record that embraces the traditional pop song as a vehicle to convey those ideas.”
You also might have heard one of their songs on a commercial somewhere, see if you can guess where.
sample a few of their tracks here: