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Download links and information about Bird-Brains by Tune - Yards. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:41 minutes.

Artist: Tune - Yards
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:41
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No. Title Length
1. For You 1:49
2. Sunlight 3:47
3. Lions 4:59
4. Hatari 5:39
5. News 3:24
6. Jamaican 3:54
7. Jumping Jack 3:16
8. Little Tiger 4:59
9. Safety 4:37
10. Fiya 5:28
11. Synonynonym (Bonus Track) 3:49



Tune-Yards is Merrill Garbus, an artist with one foot in the same camp as Micachu; both women make delightfully strange and wonderful music. Self-recorded by Garbus, and “distributed” online and on cassette tape, Bird-Brains was subsequently released on vinyl by Portland’s Marriage Records and on CD by 4AD. Tune-Yards may well be the face of “new folk” music, full of charming and jarring surprises: hissing and static, kid chatter, coughing, splashing water, R&B tones and lo-fi, anti-folk textures all have a place here.  Garbus’ voice shifts from smoky and sensuous to a warm warble, from joyful yodel to injured howl with ease, and the spare use of percussion, bass and guitar take a back seat to her plucky ukulele. “Lions” has a downtempo feel, with big, booming blocks of echoing percussion flowing lazily with a sad ukulele line fluttering above, and “Sunlight” has clattering, jazzy percussion and gurgling bass; both songs begin with Garbus’ vocals in an alluring purr, but end in vulnerable outpourings of emotion (blissfully devoid of Auto-Tune). They, along with “Fiya,” are some of the wrenchingly soulful standouts that haunt the listener.