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CD: tUnE-yArDs - whokill | reviews, news & interviews

CD: tUnE-yArDs - whokill

CD: tUnE-yArDs - whokill

Merril Garbus’s second album is thrillingly original

Merril Garbus: A more three-dimensional refinement on her debut-album homemade charm

Even the cover artwork refuses to conform, breaking the first rule of graphic design by utilising a dozen different typefaces and alternating upper and lower-case lettering for maximum optical anarchy. In fact, the inference is that we should play by Merril Garbus’s rules by typing “tUnE-YaRdS” rather than “Tune-Yards”. Such wilful solipsism could be interpreted as pretentiousness, but after several listens to this New England lass’s second album I’d be more than happy to write her band’s name in raspberry jam with my finger, if that was her wish.

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