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Live Photos: tUnE-yArDs at Soda Bar, June 26, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

If you told us that Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs was possessed by some kind of ancient musical spirit, we’d believe you. Fresh off the success of her brilliant sophomore album w h o k i l l, she took to the stage at Soda Bar looking like a warrior queen, sporting a dress lined with pink mesh, an assortment of snake-like necklaces, and a painted face. But that sight was nothing compared to the supernatural thrill of Garbus unleashing her larger-than-life, otherworldly voice on the audience. Continue reading…

tUnE-yArDs Get Down to Bizness

Photo credit: Anna M. Campbell

tUnE-yArDs are an unlikely candidate for indie-rock success.

The music of Merrill Garbus is as bizarre and chaotic as her rules of capitalization, and to call her one-woman band challenging would be an understatement. But against all odds, her recently released sophomore album, w h o k i l l, has propelled her into the limelight and earned her a coveted Best New Music distinction from Pitchfork. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Inspired and the Sleep (List)

MP3: Inspired and the Sleep – “Chops”

With bassist Max Greenhaulgh at the center of Inspired and the Sleep, rhythm and musicianship take first priority. The Carlsbad trio takes the indie aesthetic to an unexpected level by mixing dance elements with rock riffs and jazz-inspired twists and turns.

The band, originally Greenhaulgh’s project but now featuring Bryce Outcault on guitar and Hayden Stewart on drums, will celebrate the release of their debut EP, Kaleidoscope Years, at the Che Cafe on May 7.

In anticipation of the show, Greenhaulgh told us a little about his influences. Check out his Poetic Memory (below)…