Tune-Yards Hoots and Hollers on 'Water Fountain,' the First New Single from 'Nikki Nack' - Rolling Stone
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Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus Hoots and Hollers on ‘Water Fountain’

Listen to riotous first song from upcoming third album, ‘Nikki Nack’



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It’s only fitting that tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus would announce her return with a whole lot of “whoop”‘s and “whoo-ha”‘s: Below you can check out new song “Water Fountain,” an burst of peculiar pop propelled by kitchen-sink production and Garbus’ unhinged vocals.

The track is the first off tUnE-yArDs’ previously announced third album, Nikki Nack, the follow-up to the 2011 effort w h o k i l l out May 6th via 4AD. The album features production from John Hill (Shakira, Phantogram, M.I.A.) and Malay (Frank Ocean, Big Boi, Alicia Keys).

Find out where tUnE-yArDs’ ‘w h o k i l l’ landed on our list of 2011’s best albums

Along with the new track, tUnE-yArDs also announced a new slew of new tour dates, including a handful of opening dates for Arcade Fire. Garbus was previously scheduled to hit Europe this spring, and already has a few festivals on the books including Firefly in Dover, Delaware and Forecastle in Louisville, Kentucky. You can check out a full list of dates below “Kitchen Sink.”

4/23 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center (with Arcade Fire)
4/26 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre (with Arcade Fire)
4/27 St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena (with Arcade Fire)
4/29 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center (with Arcade Fire)
5/1 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena (with Arcade Fire)
5/2 Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood (with Arcade Fire)
5/5 Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
5/7 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
5/12 London, England – Village Underground
5/14 Berlin, Germany – Berghain
5/15 Hamburg, Germany – Nochtspeicher
5/16 Brussels, Belgium – Les Nuits–Cirque Royal
5/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
5/19 Paris, France – Cafe de La Danse
5/23 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Ampitheater (with the National)
5/25 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
5/26 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
5/27 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
5/3 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
6/1 Houston, TX – Free Press Summerfest
6/3 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
6/5 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
6/6 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
6/13 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
6/15 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
6/16 Boston, MA – Royale Boston
6/18 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe
6/19 Toronto, Ontario – NXNE, Massey Hall
6/21 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
6/22 New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/23 New York, NY – Webster Hall
6/26 Brighton, England – Concorde 2
6/30 Manchester, England – Gorilla
7/1 Leeds, England – Cockpit
7/2 Bristol, England – Trinity
7/17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
7/19 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
7/20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
9/3 London, England – Brixton Electric

In This Article: Nikki Nack, Tune-Yards, Water Fountain


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