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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Listen: tUnE-yArDs Goes Funky "Wooh-Ha!" on "Water Fountain"

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM

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"No water in the water fountain / No phone in the phone booth." Sound like a city near you? That's the refrain in "Water Fountain," the first single from Nikki Nack, the upcoming third album from Oakland's tUnE-yArDs. And it is verrry tUnE-yArDs: third-world drums, a palpable funk, a delicate vocal thread woven by Merrill Garbus through the layers of rhythm. And then, of course, moments of beautiful eruption and cacophonous breakdown -- complete with "Wooh-Ha!" chorus.

In three minutes and eight seconds, it illustrates everything we love about tUnE-yArDs. Give a listen:

Nikki Nack is out May 6 on 4AD.

-- @iPORT


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