TUNE-YARDS ANNOUNCE SKETCHY.TV WEB SERIES PRODUCED BY MERRILL GARBUS AND NATE BRENNER
July 9, 2021
Yesterday, Tune-Yards announced an eclectic new web series sketchy.tv, directed by Dominic Mercurio and based on their critically acclaimed fifth studio album, sketchy. The 4-part series parallels sketchy. in its world of joy grounded by serious undertones.The series includes exclusive Tune-Yards content and performances from their studio, with each episode released on consecutive Thursdays, concluding on July 29. Episode 1 (hold yourself.) is available now.
Watch Episode 1 (hold yourself.) here: https://youtu.be/vPymLN4qGxE
Tune-Yards fifth studio album, sketchy., balances self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries, reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards. The result is a colorful and celebratory record with lyrics that cut to the bone.
RECENT PRAISE FOR sketchy.
“Epic, weird and wild…alive is the perfect word to describe it, just really vibrant” – NPR New Music Friday
“Among the group’s most liberated albums, loose at the joints and intense with movement.”” – The New Yorker
“Surreal” – Rolling Stone
“A joyful hymn to self-doubt” – Pitchfork on “hold yourself.”
“remains as creatively vibrant and unpredictable as ever.” – Billboard
“Daring, fascinating…sonic deluge” – The Guardian, 4 STARS
“Some of the most intriguing, eclectic, and thought-provoking music in the world of indie.” – Stereogum
“Reflects the truth of life.” – SF Weekly
“Rhythmic, eccentric pop” – Brooklyn Vegan
“With singular and directed focus, the album addresses some of the most pressing social, cultural, and political concerns” – Exclaim!
“sketchy. marks another milestone in a career-spanning effort to push any and all boundaries.” – Flood