tUnE-yArDs — even the typography of the name seems to pop off the page like the ecstatic rhythms of the band’s new album. For Nikki Nack, Merrill Garbus has traveled far, sonically and literally, expanding upon the conceit of her self-recorded debut and turning tUnE-yArDs into a communal arts tribe of singers, dancers and performers. Joined by vocalists Jo Lampert and Abigail Nessen-Bengson, percussionist Dani Markham and long-time collaborator and bassist Nate Brenner on-stage, tUnE-yArDs turns avant-pop to get-up-and-jump, adding an invigorated live element to Garbus’ often densely layered and looped sound. During a pit stop on the way to Sasquatch, the five musicians crammed into the KEXP studio to perform during the latest of our Live Streaming Video series last Saturday. If you missed it, we’ve got you covered here now:
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