It's been far, far too long since experimental folk outfit Tune-Yards
gave us a new album. Three years too long, to be precise. Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner, who perform under the stage name Tune-Yards, dropped Nikki Nack
, the band's last album, in 2014. That album contained the critically acclaimed "Water Fountain", which gained popularity as a rare, truly danceable experimental track.
Today Tune-Yards announced a new album, enigmatically titled I can feel you creep into my private life
. They also fed us a new video for a track from said album, the upbeat "Look at Your Hands." Not as dissonant or melodically weird as anything from Nikki Nack, Garbus' vocals are just as haunting as any of Tune-Yard's past work. It's possible that with 3 years to evolve since their last work, Tune-Yards will attempt to polish their sound a little, which might disappoint some fans. Really, it's too early to tell. At the very least, I'm glad to see that Tune-Yards is still attempting to substitute words for actual notes or drumbeats during the song while conveying an implied meaning.
The video is a little cuter and more comprehensible than a lot of Tune-Yards' previous work as well, which again--may not be such a great thing. I'm still hoping some of the puppets they used in the "Water Fountain" video will make a reappearance. I can feel you creep into my private life
is out January 19, 2018, and we anticipate they'll drop a few new singles between now and then. They're also playing quite a few shows in Europe and the U.S. between now and then, particularly in California.