On this cut for the soundtrack to HBO's True Blood, Beck cranks out a swampy rock tune based around a filthy, Jack White-style garage riff. The reverb-dunked production adds a psychedelic edge — Beck hasn't sounded this bluesy or ramshackle in years.
Tune-Yards | 2011
The opening track to Merrill Garbus’ second album under the Tune-Yards banner (she also plays in the trio Sister Suvi), “Bizness” is a song about relationships that is as colorful as the face paint favored by Garbus both live and in her videos. Disjointed funk bass, skittering African beats, diced-and-sliced horns and Garbus’ dynamic voice, which ranges from playful coos to throat-shredding howls, make “Bizness” reminiscent of another creative medium. “I'd like for them not to be songs as much as quilts or collages or something,” Garbus said.