tUnE-yArDs make it hard for people to ID them. What a pain in the ass it is to type that shit. But it’s worth it. This band, going on a big tour and opening for Dirty Projectors for a bunch of European dates, are blowing up. And they deserve the attention. Just check out this song, “Sunlight.” It’s so strange I can hardly describe it. It starts with drums, and then a sort of monotone voice comes in… “I could be the sunlight in your eyes, couldn’t I?” Yeah! It feels like it!

Double tracked guitars make the song shiny (like sunlight?) and the repetitive bass line keeps you on the ground. Even more crazy sounds and beats (one of which sounds like a muted dark barking) complete the song. Echo affects added to the vocals give it a powerful punch at the end.

tUnE-yArDs has a limited edition version of her upcoming album BiRd-BrAiNs, out today. The album officially comes out on Nov. 17.

tUnE-yArDs: Sunlight

UnE-yArDs: Sunlight


August 18 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco CA ***
September 05 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY *
September 9 Paris Maroquinerie Paris **
September 10 Phonofestivalen Bergen
September 12 Old Fast London
September 13 Scala London **
September 14 The Macbeth London ***
September 16 Whelans Dublin **
September 17 King Georg Cologne
September 18 Incubate Festival Tilburg
September 19 Botanique Brussels **
September 20 Melkweg Amsterdam **
September 21 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin **
October 02 Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal Montreal Quebec CA
October 03 Bouy Gallery Kittery Maine ****
October 04 Monkey House Winooski Vermont
October 05 The Mug – Vassar College Poughkeepsie New York
October 06 Union Hall Brooklyn New York *****
October 07 Danger! Danger! Gallery Philadelphia Pennsylvania
October 09 Twisted Tea Branch Tea Bazaar Charlottesville Virginia
October 11 Cine Athens Georgia
October 13 The Bishop Bloomington Indiana ******
October 14 Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center St. Louis Missouri
October 15 Chopin Theater Chicago Illinois
October 16 The Vernors Room at Crofoot Pontiac Michigan *******

* = with Phosphorescent and Mike Bones
** = with Dirty Projectors
*** = with Max Tundra
**** = with Kurt Weisman and Happy Birthday
***** = with Dragons of Zynth
****** = with Red Bird and DM Stith
******* = with Prussia and Wildcatting