New: tUnE-yArDs, “Sunlight”

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The sound of a Martha's Vineyard nanny who's influences include Revolver, all-women a cappella groups, Christmas music and the discomfort of heat rash

tUnE-yArDs is the creative outlet of Merrill Garbus, who doesn't need a stage moniker with that birth name—or maybe does. Garbus toured endlessly last year in support of her record BiRd-BrAiNs. The album was comprised of 2.5 years of hand-held recordings, released on recycled cassette tape.

Garbus knew how to take inaccessibility to its maximum potential. Now, she's biting the bullet on artistic obscurity and allowing Marriage Records to release BiRd-BrAiNs on vinyl and digital download.

tUNe-yArDs, “Sunlight”

BiRd-BrAiNs track listing
01 for you
02 sunlight
03 lions
04 hatari
05 news
06 jamaican
07 jumping jack
08 little tiger
09 safety
10 fiya

digital-only bonus track:

11 synonynonym

BiRd-BrAiNs is out March 10 on Marriage Records.