TUNE-YARDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM I can feel you creep into my private life
October 25, 2017
Out January 19, 2018 on 4AD
2018 FEBRUARY/MARCH HEADLINING TOUR ANNOUNCED; SHOWS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY
Tune-Yards’ magnum opus will arrive on January 19 in the form of new album I can feel you creep into my private life. Thematically, the 12 new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet — this is music to dance to.
Today, Tune-Yards reveals the new song “Look at Your Hands”. Bandleader Merrill Garbus had this to say about the song: “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions?
“Some of the ’80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals with an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”
On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards is officially a duo. Garbus is joined by longtime collaborator Nate Brenner who produced and wrote the album together with lyrics by Garbus. Tune-Yards worked with mixer Mikaelin “Blue” BlueSpruce (Solange, Kendrick Lamar). Much of the album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Solange, Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).
Tune-Yards’ 2014 release Nikki Nack was one of the most well received albums of the year. New York Magazine called it “possibly the catchiest record of the year,” the New Yorker praised its “joyful energy” and “surprisingly sweet singing and catchy tunes,” and Entertainment Weekly said “life needs joyful noise like this.” Since the release of Nikki Nack, Tune-Yards has kept busy collaborating with legendary musicians David Byrne, Laurie Anderson and Yoko Ono, as well as penning the standout track, “Action,” from Mavis Staples’ 2016 album.
Tune-Yards has confirmed the first leg of a headlining North American tour beginning February 15, 2018, including a show at the Fox Theater in Tune-Yards’ hometown of Oakland, CA, and concluding at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. A limited ticket pre-sale for the winter shows is currently underway, with all shows going on sale to the public this Friday, October 20. Please visit tuneyards.com for more information. $1 from every ticket will be donated to various non-profits.
I can feel you creep into my private life is available for pre-order from the Tune-Yards official store, 4AD store and iTunes. Pre-orders from the Tune-Yards store and iTunes include an instant grat download of “Look at Your Hands”.
Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
I can feel you creep into my private life TRACKLIST
1. Heart Attack
2. Coast to Coast
3. ABC 123
4. Now as Then
7. Look at Your Hands
10. Who Are You
11. Private Life
Tune-Yards is planning an extensive tour in 2018. Check tuneyards.com for updates.
11/4 – PORTLAND, ME – SPACE Gallery (SOLD OUT)
11/5 – HAMDEN, CT – The Ballroom at Outer Space (SOLD OUT)
11/6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Boot and Saddle (SOLD OUT)
11/11 – GRONINGEN, NL – Rocket Festival
11/12 – UTRECHT, NL – Le Guess Who Festival
11/16 – DUSSELDORF, DE – New Fall Festival: Tanzhaus NRW
11/17 – STUTTGART, DE – New Fall Festival: SSB Museum
12/1 – PETALUMA, CA – Mystic Theatre
12/2 – SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
12/5 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Soho Music Club
12/6 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Moroccan Room (SOLD OUT)
2/15 – SACRAMENTO, CA – Ace of Spades
2/16 – RENO, NV – Cargo
2/17 – CHINO, CA – Senator Theatre
2/19 – PHOENIX, AZ – The Van Buren
2/20 – SAN DIEGO, CA – Observatory North Park
2/21 – LOS ANGELES, CA – El Rey
2/22 – LOS ANGELES, CA – El Rey
2/23 – OAKLAND, CA – The Fox Theatre
2/25 – PORTLAND, OR – Wonder Ballroom
2/26 – SEATTLE, WA – The Showbox
2/27 – VANCOUVER, BC – Commodore Ballroom
3/2 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – First Avenue
3/3 – CHICAGO, IL – Thalia Hall
3/4 – DETROIT, MI – Majestic Theatre
3/6 – TORONTO, ON – Danforth Music Hall
3/7 – MONTREAL, QC – Corona Theatre
3/8 – BOSTON, MA – Royale
3/9 – BROOKLYN, NY – Brooklyn Steel