tUnE-yArDs: TAS In Session
tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus (photo by Nick D'Agostino)
One of the most unique acts to emerge over the last five years, tUnE-yArDs is helmed by singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus who, along with her longtime collaborator Nate Brenner, writes carnivalistic, polyrhythmic, genre-blurring music with gleeful abandon.
This year, Garbus and her bandmates released their third album, Nikki Nack, and the deeply personal collection thrives on the band’s spirited Afrocentric beats, exuberant chants and jazzy, funked-out strut, all driven by the indefatigable charisma of a Mardi Gras krewe.
Watch videos of tUnE-yArDs' visit to FUV's Studio A, performing "Water Fountain" and "Real Thing," and listen to Alisa Ali's session with tUnE-yArDs now in the FUV Vault or via TAS on 91.5 WNYE on Friday, August 1, at 11a.m. EDT, also streaming online.