tUnE-yArDs @ Pitchfork 7.15.11
July 16th, 2011 by Matt
Incredible, incredible show. This was my first time catching Tune-Yards live, but I know it won’t be my last. After a performance like this, you can’t help but hunger for your next chance to experience it again. If Merrill was a sports team, I’d have season tickets.
I understand now why Owen Pallett said that Tune-Yards was more advanced than he is at looping. Merrill loops vocals and instruments to create some of the catchiest jazz-pop monstrosities you’ll ever have the fortune of hearing. Her vocal loops on “Gangsta” melded together to form a siren that exploded during choruses.