Tune-Yards and Here We Go Magic bewitch the Jackpot tonight
Under a cheeky stage moniker, popularly rendered as tUnE-yArDs, Merrill Garbus practices the art of obtaining the most sound possible through the least amount of hardware. In 2009, Garbus self-released her debut album, Bird-Brains — or BiRd-BrAiNs — on recycled cassettes before she was picked up by 4AD (the National, Iron and Wine). The album, which was recorded solely on a hand-held tape recorder, was eventually re-pressed at Abbey Road Studios and released worldwide. Now, on the heels of the release of her sophomore album, whokill, Garbus is on tour with electric bassist Nate Brenner and a full horn section.