Featured Artist Of The Week: Tune-Yards
I always think of Tune-Yards as the female equivalent to comedian Reggie Watts, and the music he makes. Lead singer Merrill Garbus is essentially a one-woman band, or at least that’s how she started out, creating music out of sound loops and layering instruments and vocals on top of each other until the perfect song emerges. “Sunlight” was the first Tune-Yards song I heard back in ’09 or ’10, and it instantly became one of my favorite songs. In 2011, Tune-Yards released the album W H O K I L L which gave her more exposure, on Sirius radio and online. I also got to see her perform at Coachella that year, which was easily one of my favorite Coachella performances ever.
Now Merrill is back with the brand new song “Water Fountain”, the first track from the upcoming album Nikki Nack which will be released in May. In addition, you can currently get some extra goodies if you pre-order the album from her website. I already ordered the vinyl, which comes with a CD version of the album, and extra items for the first 100, 200 and 2,000 people who order the album there.
The Weekly Dose 03-25-14
This week’s playlist includes the two aforementioned Tune-Yards songs (“Water Fountain” and “Sunlight”) along with lots of other great music, including a brand new Little Dragon track, and some classic 90’s songs by Cornershop and Edwyn Collins.
1. Tune-Yards – Water Fountain
2. Father John Misty – Now I’m Learning To Love The War
3. Edywn Collins – A Girl Like You
4. Yeasayer – ONE
5. Eels – That Look You Give That Guy
6. Rilo Kiley – I Remember You
7. Little Dragon – Klapp Klapp
8. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
9. Tune-Yards – Sunlight
10. Mikal Cronin – Weight
11. Minus The Bear – My Time
12. Death Cab For Cutie – Monday Morning
13. Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
14. Daniel Rossen – Saint Nothing
15. Iron & Wine – Tree By The River
Check out the playlist, and let me know what you think in the comments, on Twitter, or on our Facebook page. I’d like to know what you liked, what you didn’t, and what songs you’d like to hear in the future!