tUnE-yArDs – Bizness
A delicious non-conformist, Merrill Garbus, brings us phenomenal originality with her simple, yet effective, blending of sounds and instruments. This daring singer/songwriter creates idiosyncrasy in her music, videos, and day-to-day life truly letting her freak-flag fly. The jarring melodies of her tracks come together to create an experiential journey through musical history and cross-continental influences, specifically a transfixion of African drumming. Although tUnE-yArDs released their latest album in the beginning of May called Nikki Nak, I wanted to highlight Bizness – a song of struggle and empowerment accented with vocal trills and arpeggiated brass sounds. Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner give you the unique taste of tUnE-yArDs’ musical forte.