TUNE-YARDS RELEASES NEW ALBUM ‘sketchy.’
March 26, 2021
TUNE-YARDS RELEASES NEW ALBUM sketchy.
BUY/LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: tuneyards.ffm.to/sketchy
EARLY PRAISE FOR sketchy.
“Epic, weird and wild…alive is the perfect word to describe it, just really vibrant” – NPR Music
“Surreal” – Rolling Stone
“A joyful hymn to self-doubt” – Pitchfork on “hold yourself.”
“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
“The synth- and sax-driven track whipsaws between despair and empowerment, embracing self-sufficiency while condemning the scary” – Paste on “hold yourself.”
“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
Today, Tune-Yards release their fifth studio album, sketchy. The 11-track record 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. Merrill Garbus says of the album, “I started remembering that people come to us to be entertained, to move, to feel joy. And together, I think, we can wake up.”
The album features previously released singles “nowhere, man”, “hold yourself.” and “hypnotized”. The latter two of which were performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel Live! respectively marking a visual representation of the depths of the album – “hold yourself.” was a vibrant, buoyant performance while the band crafted a moving and remarkable performance of “hypnotized” that channelled Merrill’s puppeteer past.
BUY/LISTEN TO sketchy. HERE: tuneyards.ffm.to/sketchy
WATCH: “hypnotized” HERE: https://tuneyards.ffm.to/sketchy
WATCH: “hold yourself.” HERE: tuneyards.ffm.to/holdyourself
sketchy. is available on opaque yellow, translucent blue and standard black vinyl, as well as CD and digitally: tuneyards.ffm.to/sketchy