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Fortress Festival Artist Spotlight: tUnE-yArDs

  The tUnE-yArDs’ sound is difficult to pin down. Consisting of loop pedals, lo-fi percussion, ukulele, electric bass, saxophone, horns and vocals. This synth-driven, African-inspired, indie-folk sound scats all over the place, much like a psychedelic jazz song. Now that's a lot to unpack, but once you do, you find the heart of the tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner are the principal artists in this group. Merrill Garbus, Connecticut native, student of Smith College and member of Sister Suvi, conjured up tUnE-yArDs in 2006. The band released their first album, BiRd-BrAiNs, in 2009. The medium of release chosen for BiRd-BrAiNs personifies how eclectic Garbus is herself, as well as this unique project....
  The tUnE-yArDs’ sound is difficult to pin down. Consisting of loop pedals, lo-fi percussion, ukulele, electric bass, saxophone, horns and vocals. This synth-driven, African-inspired, indie-folk sound scats all over the place, much like a psychedelic jazz song. Now that's a lot to unpack, but once you do, you find the heart of the tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner are the principal artists in this group. Merrill Garbus, Connecticut...
  The tUnE-yArDs’ sound is difficult to pin down. Consisting of loop pedals, lo-fi percussion, ukulele, electric bass, saxophone, horns and vocals. This synth-driven, African-inspired, indie-folk sound scats all over the place, much like a psychedelic jazz song. Now that's a lot to unpack, but once you do, you find the heart of...

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