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Tune-Yards : sketchy. TV
8th July 2021

Today, Tune-Yards announce an eclectic new web series, sketchy.tv, based on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, sketchy.

Directed by Dominic Mercurio, the 4-part series parallels sketchy. in its world of joy grounded by serious undertones.  The series includes exclusive Tune-Yards content and performances from their studio, with each episode released on consecutive Thursdays, concluding on 29th July.  Episode 1 ('hold yourself.') is available now.

Watch Episode 1 ('hold yourself.') here or in the player below.

sketchy.tv Episodes:

Thurs, July 8 - Ep 1 (hold yourself.) - watch here
Thurs, July 15 - Ep 2 (hypnotized) - set reminder here
Thurs, July 22 - Ep 3 (my neighbor) 
Thurs, July 29 - Ep 4 (be not afraid) 

Tune-Yards fifth studio album, sketchy., 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 celebratory 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 +

6th - Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR, US *
7th - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA, US *
9th - Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US *
10th - Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake UT, US *
11th - Gothic Theatre, Denver CO, US *
13th - White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs), Houston TX, US *
14th - Emo’s Austin, Austin TX, US *
15th - Tulips, Ft Worth TX, US *
17th - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US *
18th - The Ford Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US *
20th - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco CA, US *
30th - All Points East Festival, London, UK

4th - The Piece Hall, Halifax, UK ^
2nd-5th - End of the Road Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens, UK

* w/ special guest Salami Rose Joe Louis
^ w/ Richard Hawley

Praise for sketchy.

Epic, weird and wild...alive is the perfect word to describe it, just really vibrant” - NPR New Music Friday
Among the group’s most liberated albums, loose at the joints and intense with movement."” - The New Yorker
Surreal” - Rolling Stone
"Remains as creatively vibrant and unpredictable as ever." - Billboard
Daring, fascinating...sonic deluge” - The Guardian ****
"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