Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel
Although Tune-Yards, the eclectic recording project of singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus, has existed since the mid-aughts, it wasn’t until the release of 2011’s Afropop-influenced w h o k i l l that she began turning heads of both listeners and critics alike (singles “Gangsta” or “Bizness” were the likely culprits). Garbus and fellow songwriter Nate Brenner continue to pull inspiration from various elements of dance music on i can feel you creep into my private life, released earlier this year, streamlining their patchwork production methods as Garbus looks inward, unpacking white privilege and guilt. My Brightest Diamond joins the touring trio this Friday at the Georgia Theatre.
TUNE-YARDS Eclectic, critically acclaimed, rhythm-centric indie act fronted by singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.
MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND Eclectic, experimental rock and pop project of songwriter Shara Nova.