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Stream tUnE-yArDs’ New Record “Nikki Nack” Before It’s Release


tUnE-yArDs‘ Merrill Garbus drops her third album Nikki Nack May 6th on 4AD, and to whet appetites she made the whole shebang available via stream. Check out the wild album over at NPR by clicking here.

Garbus recorded the follow up to 2011’s excellent Who Kill in Haiti last summer in a effort to “situate [herself] in a non-western musical tradition.” Nikki Nack will be the first tUnE-yArDs record to feature outside producers, as Garbus sought out names like Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, M.I.A.). Check out the announced tour dates behind Nikki Nack below, as well as the video for album cut “Water Fountain”.

tUnE-yArDs 2014 tour dates
Sat 04/26/14 Kansas City, MO Starlight Theatre
Sun 04/27/14 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
Tue 04/29/14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Thu 05/01/14 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
Fri 05/02/14 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheater At Lakewood
Mon 05/05/14 Los Angeles, CA Masonic Cemetery
Wed 05/07/14 New York, NY Rough Trade
Mon 05/12/14 London, United Kingdom Village Underground
Wed 05/14/14 Berlin, Germany Berghain
Thu 05/15/14 Hamburg, Germany Nochtspeicher
Appearing at “Les Nuits Botanique”
Fri 05/16/14 Brussels, Belgium Cirque Royal
Sun 05/18/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands Bitterzoet
Mon 05/19/14 Paris, France Cafe de la Danse
Appearing with The National
Fri 05/23/14 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheater
Appearing at “Sasquatch! Music Festival”
Sun 05/25/14 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheater
Mon 05/26/14 Boise, ID Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue 05/27/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wed 05/28/14 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Fri 05/30/14 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
Sat 05/31/14 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans
Tue 06/03/14 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
Thu 06/05/14 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda
Sat 06/07/14 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Fri 06/13/14 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sun 06/15/14 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Mon 06/16/14 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub Boston
Wed 06/18/14 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
Sun 06/22/14 New York, NY Webster Hall
Mon 06/23/14 New York, NY Webster Hall Thu 06/26/14 Brighton, United Kingdom Concorde 2
Mon 06/30/14 Manchester, United Kingdom Gorilla
Fri 07/11/14 Leeds, United Kingdom The Cockpit
Sat 07/12/14 Bristol, United Kingdom Trinity Centre
Thu 07/17/14 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Appearing at “Pitchfork Music Festival”
Sat 07/19/14 Chicago, IL Union Park
Appearing at “Forecastle Festival”
Sun 07/20/14 Louisville, KY Louisville Waterfront Park
Wed 09/03/14 London, United Kingdom Electric Brixton

“Water Fountain” Official video: