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tUnE-yArDs: I Can Feel You Creep into My Private Life

Alfred Soto, Spin, 25 January 2018

MERRILL GARBUS COULD SING in Esperanto through sixteen vocal filters and it still wouldn't stop listeners from parsing her lyrics. Nonetheless, with her Tune-Yards project, lyrics matter less than what signifies as pure sound, and on that front Tune-Yards have usually brought the goods. Switching the emphasis from ukulele to drums and collaborator Nate Brenner's bass for 2014's Nikki Nack produced music of sometimes frustrating and amateurish liquidity but mostly excellent quasi-grooves that complemented Garbus' posh yawp of a voice.

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