When one door closes, another opens. Charlotte Day Wilson has cancelled her summer tour, including her Thursday ATB Mainstage show at the Calgary Folk Music Festival to focus on recording.
Founder, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus and her long-time collaborator, bassist Nate Brenner flirt with the dancefloor as the kickdrum underpins wild polyrhythms and slinky bass grooves around atypical arrangements and song structures. Garbus first entered the indie world’s eardrums in 2009 with the lauded album Bird-Brains, self-released on a recycled cassette tape and recorded using a handheld voice recorder before being picked up by 4AD. Described as dazzlingly imaginative, ingenious and often irresistible, she creates distinct modern synth-driven mash-ups of global rhythms and art-punk dreams built on unapologetic songwriting that questions and critiques the government, pop culture and themselves.
Releasing the disco-influenced dance-confessional album I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life in 2018 and soundtracking the whimsical social dystopian film Sorry to Bother You earlier this year, Tune-Yards is on a roll, quietly carving out space as one of the most influential sonic experimentalists working today while delivering mesmerizing and complex performances.