Monday, 8 February 2010
Middle Boop Single Of The Week - tUnE-yArDs - Real Live Flesh
Merrill Garbus, the brainchild behind the magnificent lo-fi folk sensation that is tUnE-yArDs certainly created quite a stir last year with her outstanding début Bird-Brains proving if nothing else that you don't need plush studios and vast amounts of expensive equipment to create beauty.
Now Garbus is back with a European tour and an astonishing new single that further showcases her unique talents, 'Real Live Flesh' is a minimalistic, darker slice of pop compared to anything on Bird-Brains with swirling multi-layered vocals that build up to heart stopping yelps playing over a tinny, fuzzy drum beat and bassline that in the wrong hands could just sound awful but with Merrill Garbus it all seems to fit together ways I never thought possible.
Watch her stunning performance of the song above in one of the 4AD session.