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Tune-Yards - 'Party In A Can' Performance Streaming 28th April
Tune-Yards : 'Party In A Can' Performance Streaming 28th April
8th April 2021

Tune-Yards have announced Party in a Can, a streamed concert from the band’s own Oakland, CA studio as well as a post-stream Q&A with the band. 

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$1 from each ticket purchase will support the Water Fountain Fund, the non-profit Tune-Yards launched in 2014 that raises money to help support organizations dedicated to water issues -- from pollution to drinking-water access -- around the world.

Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner say of the show, “We wanted to use this opportunity to give you a live show like you haven't been able to see from us before when we're so far away on stage.  We are going to bring you behind the pedals, into all the gritty details of how we make live music.  We're leaving the sonic warts on so that you can be assured that we are not airbrushed (though the lighting is really cool.).  Nate and I worked up a set of songs old and new that we're really proud of.  WE WELCOME YOU TO THE BOTCAVE.”

This performance follows the release of Tune-Yards fifth studio album, sketchy.  The 11-track record balances self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries, reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards. The result is a colorful and joyous record with lyrics that cut to the bone.

Buy sketchy. on limited yellow opaque vinyl, standard black vinyl, and CD, from the 4AD Store here +
Buy sketchy. on exclusive blue translucent vinyl from your local indie store here +
Stream on the platform of your choice here +

Praise for sketchy.

"Fizzing with a creative fire" - Uncut (8/10)
"It's life-affirming" - The Line of Best Fit (8/10)
"Social conscience with feelgood entertainment" The Guardian ****
"By opening up melodically as well as rhythmically, Garbus and Brenner better reveal the big heart at the centre of Tune-Yards - Mojo ****
"11 tracks of technicolour indie pop" - DIY ****
"Bubbling over with inventiveness" - The Arts Desk ****
"sketchy. is vibrant, engaged and self-aware" - FT ****
"This could be a new peak for Tune-Yards and they couldn't have timed this release any better for society's collective sanity if they tried" - Dork ****
"sketchy. takes the best, feral pulses from tUnE-yArDs’ DIY material and the richest sounds of later records in its doubling down on societal crises" NME ****
"A tried and true favorite" - NPR All Songs Considered
"Fluid and full of surprises" - The Sunday Times 
Surreal” - Rolling Stone
"Some of the most intriguing, eclectic, and thought-provoking music in the world of indie" - Stereogum
"Reflects the truth of life" - SF Weekly
Rhythmic, eccentric pop” - Brooklyn Vegan
With singular and directed focus, the album addresses some of the most pressing social, cultural, and political concerns” - Exclaim!
“sketchy. marks another milestone in a career-spanning effort to push any and all boundaries" - Flood