Tune-yards have shared a new remix of ‘hold yourself.’ by acclaimed South African producer, singer-songwriter, rapper Spoek Mathambo. Tracks remixed by rising bedroom pop star Claud and widely acclaimed experimentalist L’Rain will follow this summer to coincide with the band’s 11-date West Coast tour kicking off on August 6 in Portland, OR including a hometown San Francisco performance at Bimbo’s on August 20.
Tune-yards have also shared the final episode of the 4-part sketchy.tv series, with this episode focusing on their track ‘be not afraid’.
Tune-Yards fifth studio album, sketchy., balances self-inspection and reflection with bombastic rallying cries, reminiscent of the furious tones of early days Tune-Yards. The result is a colorful and celebratory record with lyrics that cut to the bone.
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6th – Wonder Ballroom, Portland OR, US *
7th – Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA, US *
9th – Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US *
10th – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake UT, US *
11th – Gothic Theatre, Denver CO, US *
13th – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs), Houston TX, US *
14th – Emo’s Austin, Austin TX, US *
15th – Tulips, Ft Worth TX, US *
17th – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US *
18th – The Ford Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US *
20th – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco CA, US *
* w/ special guest Salami Rose Joe Louis
Praise for sketchy.
“Epic, weird and wild…alive is the perfect word to describe it, just really vibrant” – NPR New Music Friday
“Among the group’s most liberated albums, loose at the joints and intense with movement.“” – The New Yorker
“Surreal” – Rolling Stone
“Remains as creatively vibrant and unpredictable as ever.” – Billboard
“Daring, fascinating…sonic deluge” – The Guardian ****
“Some of the most intriguing, eclectic, and thought-provoking music in the world of indie.” – Stereogum
“Reflects the truth of life.” – SF Weekly
“Rhythmic, eccentric pop” – Brooklyn Vegan
“With singular and directed focus, the album addresses some of the most pressing social, cultural, and political concerns” – Exclaim!
“sketchy. marks another milestone in a career-spanning effort to push any and all boundaries.” – Flood