Listen to Track from new tUnE-yArDs Album

Tuneyards

“Rhythmic bounce” overseen by in-demand urban producer.

 By Blurt Staff

 ‘Wait For A Minute’ is one of two tracks on the forthcoming tUnE-yArDs album Nikki Nack (May 6, 4AD) to have been co-produced by LA-based producer Malay, most famous for his work with John Legend, Alicia Keys and Frank Ocean (producing Channel Orange). According to the artist’s handlers, “His sleight of hand helps to guide them to new tUnE-yArDs territory, slowing the tempo down to help showcase a stunning vocal performance from Merrill. The new mood is in keeping with the song’s dark theme of addiction, though it’s still propelled by the rhythmic bounce that the band are known for.”

 “We were nervous to work with Malay, as we’d never had experience with producers before. But he quickly gave us confidence, teaching us to create a full sound while maintaining a very sparse instrumentation. The tiny details give the song depth, so the vocal is allowed to take up a lot of space,” she added.

 You can hear the track here or from the player below. After that, check out previously released track “Water Fountain.”

tUnE-yArDs kick-off the touring for the album in a few weeks when they support Arcade Fire:

April
23rd – Pepsi Center, Denver CO, US *
26th – Starlight Theatre, Kansas City MO, US *
27th – Chaifetz Arena, St Louis MO, US *
29th – Schottenstein Center, Columbus OH, US *

May
1st – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN, US *
2nd – Aaron’s Ampitheatre, Atlanta GA, US *
5th – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA, US – SOLD OUT
7th – Rough Trade Brooklyn, New York NY, US – SOLD OUT
12th – Village Underground, London, UK ^ – SOLD OUT
14th – Berghain, Berlin, Germany ^
15th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany ^
16th – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium ^
18th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands ^
19th – Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France ^
23rd – Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend OR, US ”
23rd-25th – Sasquatch Music Festival, The George WA, US
26th – Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US ^
27th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US ^
30th – Granada Theater, Dallas TX, US ^
31st – June 1st – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX, US

June
3rd – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US ^
5th – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US ^
6th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ^ – SOLD OUT
7th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ±
13th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US ^
15th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US ^
16th – Royale Nightclub, Boston MA, US ^
18th – 22nd – NXNE, Toronto ON, Canada
18th – La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada ^
19th – 22nd – Firefly Festival, Dover DE, US
22nd – Webster Hall, New York NY , US ^
23rd – Webster Hall, New York NY, US ^
25th  29th – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK
26th – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
30th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK

July
1st – Cockpit, Leeds, UK
2nd – Trinity, Bristol, UK
4th – Blissfields, Winchester, UK
5th – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
17th – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US
19th – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago IL, US

August
29th – 31st – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, West Sussex, UK

September
3rd – Brixton Electric, London, UK

* supporting Arcade Fire
^ support from Sylvan Esso
” supporting The National
± support from The Seshen

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