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tUnE-yArDs - Real Thing in the BBC Music Tepee

An exclusive performance of Real Thing by the tUnE-yArDs at Glastonbury Festival 2014

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Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus. When performing live, Garbus creates drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, and vocals, in addition to electric bass played by Nate Brenner.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of w h o k i l l

    w h o k i l l 2011

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    Minimalist brutality meets rich arrangements on Merrill Garbus’ second album.
  2. Review of BiRd-BrAiNs

    BiRd-BrAiNs 2009

    Reviewed by Charles Ubaghs
    The lush tapestry Garbus weaves is one that’s entirely her own.
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