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tUnE-yArDs – Water Fountain Music Video (Interview w/ Director Joel Kefali)

An appropriate follow-up to our feature on Experimental Music on Children’s TV, Nor-Cal powerhouse Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs leads listeners into similar notalgic territories with the music video for “Water Fountain”. With the aid of director Joel Kefali, the group explores nostalgic backdrops of children’s television shows, incorporating everything from dance routines and 8-bit animations...Read...
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tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness” + “My Country” Music Videos (w/ Director Mimi Cave’s Q&A)

The music video for tUnE-yArDs’ “Bizness” fluttered through the internet as a colorful extension of main lady Merrill Garbus’ long-standing style of bridging movement, geometric facepaint, and playful insanity. It was Garbus’ first video to reach the extreme masses, and it, along with the music video for “My Country”, were directed by San Francisco’s Mimi...Read...
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Elephant & Castle – “En Memoria” Music Video (ft. tUnE-yArDs) + “I Will” Live Video

tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus lends her voice to Elephant & Castle in this laid-back jazzy tune, which flies through prismatic landscapes feathered by bursts of light. In this highly digital rendering, balls of red and purple tones expand like nuclei in space, walking the line between hoakily animated and just artistically removed enough from our current...Read...
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Mwahaha – Love Music Video

Perhaps when thou art in love, a chorus of angels descend upon thee like Mwahaha… at least if you are entangled in love of a particularly twisted variety, full of contortion and an intense degree of harmonic and visual discomfort. If falling in love is like “Love,” it’s a bit like falling slow-motion into timelessly...Read...
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Collage

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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tUnE-yArDs – “Bizness” Music Video

tUnE-yArDs’ new video for “Bizness” off her upcoming album, w h o k i l l, combines manic editing tricks, modern dance, and lipsyncing by young students pretending to be Merrill Garbus. These elements themselves are nothing new, but as one might expect from Garbus, everything in this video is more about fun than it...Read...
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Roomful Of Teeth Live Show Review

To use the word “unusual” to describe the performance February 19th, at the Merkin Concert Hall in NYC, is an understatement. As part of the Ecstatic Music Festival taking place from Jan-March 2011 in NYC, Roomful Of Teeth performed songs composed by William Brittelle, Caleb Burhans, and Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YaRdS. To try and explain...Read...
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