Daily Music Post #7
Tune-Yards - The Bizness
Firstly I have to give credit to another tumblr blog for this discovery: http://www.musicfansmic.net/ it’s a pretty good music blog if you’re looking for ones to follow.
Tune-Yards is the recording name of Merrill Garbus. “The Bizness” is the first single off her upcoming album “w h o k i l l”, which is due next month. I can’t imagine this song not being one of the most buzzworthy songs of the year. As a single it’s extremely successful because it makes me really really want the album, just based of this one song. Remember the days when buying an album was a gamble? Back before it was so easy to preview the entire album before buying, back when all you had to go on was one or two songs? Remember how disappointing it was when album sucked despite a great single? I don’t take the risk anymore, I listen to a whole album before I buy it unless it’s an artist I really trust (Radiohead, Mars Volta, Daft Punk, etc). That being said, I feel like I would risk buying this album, just based on this song. It’s just a great song, and it really seems indicative of a unique album. Also, this video is pretty great. Little kids going crazy, who doesn’t love that?
“w h o k i l l” will be the 2nd album, “Bird Brains” was the first, which I am listening to as I type this. Interesting thing about this album is she recorded all on her own, no help from anyone, with a digital recorder and a freeware music program. Pretty impressive. I don’t know what other people label her genre-wise, but I think “experimental” fits pretty well, she definitely sounds like someone who’s just trying different things from song to song, interesting instrumentation, looping vocals, and you can hear lots of different influences, r&b, reggae, hip-hop, folk, indie, etc. The closest things I’d compare Tune-Yards to is The Dirty Projectors and maybe Animal Collective. I think those 3 would make an awesome bill for a tour. Merrill also has a pretty interesting versatile voice too, lots of different tones and textures coming out of her mouth. Yeah, I’m pretty excited to hear the next album. If Tune-Yards gets hyped out of control I think it’s deserved.
Here’s a couple tracks off Bird Brains
“Real Live Flesh”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwDEQWaSiEU
Here’s a live rendition of “Bizness”, sounds really great: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcmJnNYAkFI
official site: http://www.tune-yards.com/
Hope you enjoyed the music, if not that’s okay, maybe you’ll dig the next one.