tUnE-yArDs – BiRd-BrAiNs

absolutely brilliant was my first thought as i stumbled into the sounds of tUnE-yArDs (real name Merrill Garbus)

i was doing one of my trawls through music i’d not heard before (on mflow i think) and was instantly hooked ~ i had to get a copy of the album BiRd-BrAiNs immediately!

the rhythms, the lo-fi quality, the voice . . . the whole package ~ plus it’s always special to me when i discover something myself with no information other than what my brain chooses to make of it so the music speaks to me pure and alone ~ it’s a wonderful thing

folk, pop, blues in a lo-fi mix that Merrill Garbus has produced herself using shareware mixing software

she was described by Stereogum as “a self-contained Sublime Frequencies compilation, jumping between blues, African tunes, shiny reggae-esque sprawls, and lo-fi folk

below you can see Real Live Flesh and Sunlight being performed

BiRd-BrAiNs is on general release on 4AD


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