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tUnE-yArDs At MASS MoCA 10/30

Merrill Garbus - tUnE-yArDs video for "ABC 123" -
Merrill Garbus - tUnE-yArDs video for "ABC 123" -

On Tuesday, October 30 4AD presents tUnE-yArDs and U.S. Girls in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. tUnE-yArDs are Merrill Garbus and long-time collaborator, bassist Nate Brenner. They’re joined on the tour by percussionist Hamir Atwal.

Using loop pedals, ukulele, incredible vocals and more, tUnE-yArDs creates dance-pop with a message. NPR’s Ann Powers called their music “synth-driven mash-ups of global rhythms and art-punk.” This year tUnE-yArDs provided an atmospheric score for Boots Riley’s film, the sci-fi sneak-hit of the summer, “Sorry to Bother You” and, in January, they released “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life.”

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over a decade. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show.
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