Tune-Yards Announce New Album & Unveil First Single “Look At Your Hands”

Tune-Yards’ magnum opus will arrive in the form of new album, I can feel you creep into my private life on January 19th via 4AD. Thematically, the 12 new songs tackle race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies head on. But in the billows of intense subject matter, the album arrives as Tune-Yards’ most immediate and upbeat music yet – this is Tune-Yards’ music to dance to.

On I can feel you creep into my private life, Tune-Yards is officially a duo. Merrill Garbus is joined by long-time collaborator Nate Brenner who produced and wrote the album together with lyrics by Garbus. Tune-Yards worked with a mixer Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Solange, Kendrick Lamar). Much of the album was recorded at Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).

Tune-Yards have also unveiled the new song “Look at Your Hands“. Bandleader Garbus had this to say about the song: “Yes, the world is a mess, but I’ve been attempting to look more and more inward: how do all of these “isms” that we live in manifest in me, in my daily activities, interactions? Some of the ’80s throwback production came from wanting the vocals to sound robotic, maybe to counter the sincerity of the lyrics. I started sampling my vocals in an MPC which I’ve wanted to do for years, and there was something that felt really right about my voice being trapped in a machine.”

Listen to “Look at Your Hands” below:

I can feel you creep into my private life artwork & tracklist:


1. Heart Attack
2. Coast to Coast
3. ABC 123
4. Now as Then
5. Honesty
6. Colonizer
7. Look at Your Hands
8. Home
9. Hammer
10. Who Are You
11. Private Life
12. Free

Tune-Yards have confirmed a North American headline tour beginning on 15th February, 2018, including shows at Oakland’s Fox Theater and concluding at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel. This November and December, they will preview material from this record in a series of seven intimate shows on the east and west coasts.

November 4 – PORTLAND, ME, SPACE Gallery **SOLD OUT**
November 5 – HAMDEN, CT, The Ballroom at Outer Space
November 6 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Boot and Saddle **SOLD OUT**
November 11 – GRONINGEN, NL, Rocket Festival
November 12 – UTRECHT, NL, Le Guess Who Festival
November 16 – DUSSELDORF, DE, New Fall Festival: Tanzhaus NRW
November 17 – STUTTGART, DE, New Fall Festival: SSB Museum
December 1 – PETALUMA, CA, Mystic Theatre
December 2 – SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Catalyst Atrium
December 5 – SANTA BARBARA, CA – Soho Music Club
December 6 – LOS ANGELES, CA, The Moroccan Room **SOLD OUT**
February 15 – SACRAMENTO, CA, Ace of Spades
February 16 – RENO, NV, Cargo
February 17 – CHINO, CA, Senator Theatre
February 19 – PHOENIX, AZ, The Van Buren
February 20 – SAN DIEGO, CA, Observatory North Park
February 21 – LOS ANGELES, CA, El Rey
February 22 – LOS ANGELES, CA, El Rey
February 23 – OAKLAND, CA, The Fox Theatre
February 25 – PORTLAND, OR, Wonder Ballroom
February 26 – SEATTLE, WA, The Showbox
February 27 – VANCOUVER, BC, Commodore Ballroom
March 2 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue
March 3 – CHICAGO, IL, Thalia Hall
March 4 – DETROIT, MI, Majestic Theatre
March 6 – TORONTO, ON, Danforth Music Hall
March 7 – MONTREAL, QC, Corona Theatre
March 8 – BOSTON, MA, Royale
March 9 – BROOKLYN, NY, Brooklyn Steel

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
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