Tune-Yards new song "Water Fountain" from album Nikki Nack: Stream the track here, via YouTube.

WOO-HA! Hear the Wild First Song from Tune-Yards’ New Album

WOO-HA! Hear the Wild First Song from Tune-Yards’ New Album

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March 18 2014 7:15 AM

WOO-HA! Hear the Wild First Song from Tune-Yards’ New Album

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs is back.
Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards is back.

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Since Tune-Yards’ album w h o k i l l won the 2011 Pazz & Jop poll, fans like me have been anxious to hear what Merrill Garbus does next. Garbus spent time in Haiti last year to, as she wrote half-jokingly but all-seriously, “situate myself in a non-western musical tradition.” The tireless energy of those four-hour dance classes Garbus took on the island sure show in “Water Fountain,” the totally great first song to be released from her new album, Nikki Nack, out May 6. WOO-HA!

Tune-Yards 2014 tour dates:


* supporting Arcade Fire
^ support from Sylvan Esso

23rd - Pepsi Center, Denver, CO *
26th - Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO *
27th - Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO *
29th - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH *

1st - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN *
2nd - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA *
5th - Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA
7th - Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
12th - Village Underground, London, UK ^
14th - Berghain, Berlin, Germany ^
15th - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany ^
16th - Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium ^
18th - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands ^
19th - Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France ^
23rd - Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend, OR
25th - Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
26th - Knitting Factory Concert House, Boise, ID ^
27th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT ^
30th  - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX ^


1st- Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX
3rd - The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ ^
5th - The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA ^
6th - The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA ^
13th - 9:30 Club, Washington, DC ^
15th - Union Transfer  , Philadelphia, PA ^
16th - Royale Boston, Boston, MA ^
18th - La Tulipe, Montreal, QC ^
19th - Massey Hall, Toronto, ON ^
21st - Firefly Music Festival, Dover, DE
22nd - Webster Hall, New York, NY ^
23rd - Webster Hall, New York, NY ^
26th - Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
30th - Gorilla, Manchester, UK

1st - Cockpit, Leeds, UK
2nd - Trinity, Bristol, UK
17th - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
19th - Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL
20th - Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY

3rd - Brixton Electric, London, UK 

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.