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March 19, 2021

Last night, Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus channelled her puppeteering past for a remarkable and unique performance of unreleased track “hypnotized” on ​Jimmy Kimmel Live! ​As Garbus sings, she controls an intricate puppet version of herself, perhaps a metaphor for the terrifying trances we find ourselves in. “hypnotized” is off of their forthcoming album, ​sketchy. ​(out 3/26 on 4AD) and follows recent singles “nowhere, man” and “hold yourself.”
Unlike the lyrical introspection of Tune-Yards’ last release, ​I can feel you creep into my private life​, on ​sketchy. ​Merrill 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 joyous record with lyrics that cut to the bone. “I started remembering that people come to us to be entertained, to move, to feel joy. And together, I think, we can wake up.”
sketchy. ​will be available digitally, and on CD, on yellow opaque, translucent blue and standard black vinyl on March 26, 2021. For pre-order information head to ​
Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana
Yesterday, 4AD announced Bills & Aches & Blues, featuring 18 of the label’s current artists covering a song of their choosing from 4AD’s past: a creative experiment rooted in the spirit of collaboration and a snapshot of 4AD, 41 years after its inception. The second installment of tracks from the Bills & Aches & Blues compilation is now available online. ‘Side 2’ comprises five tracks, including Tune-Yards cover of The Breeders’ “Cannonball”. Other artists on the compilation include Spencer., Helado Negro, Efterklang and Bing & Ruth, reworking Grimes, Deerhunter, Piano Magic and Pixies respectively.
Listen to Tune-Yards Cover of The Breeders “Cannonball” HERE

Bills & Aches & Blues will be released on April 2 digitally, with standard vinyl and CD editions following on July 23 and a deluxe vinyl boxset later this year. To pre-order head to The first 12 months’ profits from Bills & Aches & Blues will be donated to The Harmony Project, a Los Angeles-based after-school programme for children from communities and schools that lack equitable access to studying the arts or music.