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tUnE yArDs signs to 4AD, playing MHOW w/ Phosphorescent

DOWNLOAD: Tune Yards – Sunlight (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Phosphorescent – Torn Up Praise (MP3)

Tune Yards @ MHOW 2/4 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Tune Yards

Tune Yards (or tUnE yArDs as its usually written) is the one-woman band of Merrill Garbus. Her debut record BiRd-BrAiNs, previously out on Marriage Record, is being re-released by 4AD, first as a limited-edition screen-printed CD on August 18th, then to wider release later in the year. “Sunlight,” a track from that record, is posted above.

As Tune Yards, she tends to perform solo — she also plays as part of Sister Suvi. Tune Yards will be performing at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday, September 5th with (opening for) Phosphorescent (also a one-person band, Matthew Houck, though live he usually has company). Tickets go on sale Friday, July 17th at noon.

A track from Phosphorescent’s latest, To Willie, is also posted above. Their most recent NYC shows took place in Prospect Park and in Bruar Falls.

Check out a video of Merill at Trophy Bar during the Northside Festival (with Zach Condon of Beirut, a band that Tune Yards has opened for, and who are also on 4AD, in the audience) and all tour dates, below…

Tune Yards – 2009 Tour Dates
7/15 – Portland, OR – Holocene
7/16 – Olympia, WA – Northern
7/18 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
7/19 – Anacortes, WA – What the Heck fest
7/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo w/ Micachu & The Shapes
7/21 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ Micachu & The Shapes
9/5 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Phosphorescent

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