Good news for fans of weirdo Oakland world-art-pop -- or music that tempts the use of too many hyphens: tUnE-yArDs has a new album, Nikki Nack, coming out this May 6. The news was announced yesterday, on bandleader Merrill Garbus' birthday, along with a teaser of tracks from the new album. Said teaser is absolutely fucking bananas -- in a good way. It's hard to judge based on brief, wacky samples, but this album sounds much brighter and hyperactive and colorful than 2011's critically adored w h o k i l l. Just take a listen:
Are you reeling? Are you flabbergasted? Are you shaking with anticipation. We certainly are.
tUnE-yArDs doesn't have any local dates coming up, but we're sure that will change. Meanwhile, play the above clip on repeat, await May 6, and try to hang on to your mind.