The 1st single off tUnE-yArDs' new album Nikki Nack is all I hoped it would be & more. Merrill Garbus (known more commonly by her stage name, tUnE-yArDs) is 1 of the most uniquely talented women in music today. She can simulate an entire band all by herself! She's a master of looping both her vocals & herself playing a wide variety of instruments (i.e. ukele, drums, etc) &, at times, it sounds as though she grew up somewhere where yodeling was far more common than it is on the east coast.
I have already seen tUnE-yArDs live 4 or 5 times but I'm still beyond excited to see her on May 5th at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery! Surprisingly, it'll be my 1st show ever inside the Masonic Lodge so that's 1 more reason I'm pumped.
I love Merrill so much that I'm willing to wait an extra day to watch the 2-hour premiere of 24 since that airs on 5/5 as well! I hope she realizes the sacrifices I make for her ;)
I also can't wait to hear more material from Nikki Nack (set for release the very next day on 5/6) LIVE! There's no better way to hear new music for the 1st time!