tUnE-yArDs Details 'Nikki Nack' LP, Shares New Song

BY Alex HudsonPublished Mar 18, 2014

We already knew that tUnE-yArDs had an album called Nikki Nack coming out on May 6 through 4AD. Now, the quirk-pop songwriter also known as Merrill Garbus has shared all the details of the impending collection and unveiled a new track.

That's the album cover above, and the 13-song tracklist is below. Scroll to the bottom of the page to hear the newly revealed "Water Fountain," which centres around drumline-style percussion and chanted group vocals. The simple accompanying visuals create a warped 3D effect and punctuate some of the yelps of "woo-ha."

Also below, see tUnE-yArDs' expanded tour schedule, which includes lots of European and U.S. dates, plus Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto.

Nikki Nack is available to pre-order from tUnE-yArDs' online store or from 4AD, Amazon or iTunes. Downloads from iTunes will come with an instant download of "Water Fountain," while LPs purchased directly from tUnE-yArDs or 4AD come with a limited-edition "Water Fountain" 7-inch, while supplies last.

Read the full story on tUnE-yArDs' new album here.

Nikki Nack:

1. Find a New Way
2. Water Fountain
3. Time of Dark
4. Real Thing
5. Look Around
6. Hey Life
7. Sink-O
8. Why Do We Dine on the Tots?
9. Stop That Man
10. Wait for a Minute
11. Left Behind
12. Rocking Chair
13. Manchild

Tour dates:

04/23 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center *
04/26 Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre *
04/27 St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena *
04/29 Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center *
05/01 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena *
05/02 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood *
05/05 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
05/07 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
05/12 London, UK - Village Underground
05/14 Berlin, Germany - Berghain
05/15 Hamburg, Germany - Nochtspeicher
05/16 Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits-Cirque Royal
05/18 Amsterdam, Holland - Bitterzoet
05/19 Paris, France - Café de La Danse
05/23 Bend, OR - Les Schwab Amphitheater ^
05/25 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05/26 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House
05/27 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05/30 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
06/01 Houston, TX - Free Press Summer Fest
06/03 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
06/05 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
06/06 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
06/13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
06/15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
06/16 Boston, MA - Royale Boston
06/18 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
06/19 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall (NXNE)
06/21 Dover, Ireland - Firefly Music Festival
06/22 New York, NY - Webster Hall
06/23 New York, NY - Webster Hall
07/17 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
07/19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/20 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

* with Arcade Fire
^ with the National

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