tUnE-yArDs (really annoying to spell out) is a bad ass band and while I don’t have much time to write about them right now, it is dumb to write about music anyway. Music should really be listened to, preferably live, but this is as close as you’re going to get today: a desk concert. My desk was just big enough for the saxophonist and synths to fit…

From Pitch Fork:

[quote]The stylization of the name tUnE-yArDs in print is a bit off-putting, but it at least gives people fair warning: This is not an act with any interest in politely conforming to expectations. tUnE-yArDs is the music project of Merrill Garbus, a songwriter, vocalist, percussionist, and ukulele player who has fused elements of acoustic folk, R&B, funk, Afro-pop, and rock into a bold, uncompromising hybrid all her own. Garbus is blessed with an extraordinary voice, and she wields it with great confidence, always coming off in total control of her phrasing while seeming totally uninhibited in her expression. There’s an authoritative quality to her voice– she often sings with a commanding, full-bodied boldness, but even at her softest, Garbus sounds assertive and forthright.[/quote]