Tune-Yards Announce New Album, Share "Look at Your Hands"
The project will also be heading out on a North American tour
Published Oct 24, 2017Tune-Yards have announced a brand new album. Titled I can feel you creep into my private life, it will arrive on January 19 via 4AD.
The LP marks the full-length follow-up to 2014's Nikki Nack, as well as the project's first effort as an official duo — plus one that finds them stopping the "tUnE-yArDs" band name stylization.
Bandleader Merrill Garbus and her longtime collaborator Nate Brenner, wrote and produced the album as a two-piece team. It was primarily recorded at the Tiny Telephone studio in Oakland, and mixed by Mikaelin "Blue" Bluespruce, then mastered by Dave Kutch.
Across the 12 new songs, Garbus and Brenner address the intense themes of "race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies."
See the full tracklisting down below, while the album art can be viewed above.
The first audio sample from the upcoming record has arrived with the track "Look at Your Hands."
"Yes, the world is a mess, but I've been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these 'isms' that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?" Garbus said in a statement about the new song. "Some of the '80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals in an MPC which I've wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine."
Hear the full song and watch the accompanying music video down below.
Also below are Tune-Yards' upcoming live shows, including a round of just-announced North American tour dates. The recently christened duo will make Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal early next year.
I can feel you creep into my private life:
1. Heart Attack
2. Coast to Coast
3. ABC 123
4. Now as Then
7. Look at Your Hands
10. Who Are You
11. Private Life
11/04 Portland, ME, SPACE Gallery
11/05 Hamden, CT, The Ballroom at Outer Space
11/06 Philadelphia, PA, Boot and Saddle
11/11 Groningen, Netherlands, Rocket Festival
11/12 Utrecht, Netherlands, Le Guess Who Festival
11/16 Dusseldorf, Germany, New Fall Festival: Tanzhaus NRW
11/17 Stuttgart, Germany, New Fall Festival: SSB Museum
12/01 Petaluma, CA, Mystic Theatre
12/02 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
12/05 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Music Club
12/06 Los Angeles, CA, The Moroccan Room
02/15 Sacramento, CA, Ace of Spades
02/16 Reno, NV, Cargo
02/17 Chino, CA, Senator Theatre
02/19 Phoenix, AZ, The Van Buren
02/20 San Diego, CA, Observatory North Park
02/21 Los Angeles, CA, El Rey
02/22 Los Angeles, CA, El Rey
02/23 Oakland, CA, The Fox Theatre
02/25 Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
02/26 Seattle, WA, The Showbox
02/27 Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
03/02 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
03/03 Chicago, IL, Thalia Hall
03/04 Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
03/06 Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
03/07 Montreal, QC, Corona Theatre
03/08 Boston, MA, Royale
03/09 Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Steel