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[Listen] tUnE-yArDs and ?uestlove Cover Fela Kuti

The Roots' ?uestlove and tUnE-yArDs have teamed up for a cover of Fela Kuti's "Lady," which is to be included on an upcoming compilation titled Red Hot + FELA. The track is available to stream below, and can also be purchased on iTunes. The compilation is a collaboration between RED, an AIDS charity, and Red Hot Organization, with all proceeds benefitting the charities' battle against AIDS.

According to Billboard, the compilation, which also marks the beginning of the (RED) RUSH TO ZERO campaign, will be released later this fall.

[Watch] tUnE-yArDs - "My Country" (Official Video)

The wonderful Merrill Garbus and tUnE-yArDs have offered up a brand new video for their track "My Country" which is the perfect accompaniment to the upbeat, drum filled beat of the track. It features a lot of kids from Brightworks and the San Francisco Rock Project acting all weird and hyper actively. Much like Merrill, all donning some face-paint of course.

Merrill has also set up a Kickstarter campaign to benefit San Francisco Rock Project details of which can be found over here. I'd advise you to watch the video first though, not only does it put you in a good mood but it makes you miss being a kid more than you already do! FUN.

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[Watch] Elephant & Castle feat. tUnE-yArDs - "En Memoria" (Official Video)

Exactly one month ago, Elephant & Castle, the solo project of composer David Vincent Reep, released the track "En Memoria," which featured the vocals of none other than tUnE-yArDs. With Merrill Garbus on board the track was instantly enthralling, with exotic instrumentation and breathtaking ambience all throughout. When extracting the intricate soundscape that Reep has created and transferring that to visual form, it's anything but easy. So, when Timeboy was tasked with creating the visuals for the track, absolute creative insanity was the only way to go. The visuals for the track are psychedelic in every facet possible, and in every way embodies the colourful magnificence of a drug trip. Check it out above, courtesy of Consequence of Sound.

Elephant & Castle's debut Transitions hits stores on March 13th via Plug Research.

[News] tUnE-yArDs Announces Summer Tour Dates

It seems every few weeks or so we get another announcement that tUnE-yArDs is further supporting her LP w h o k i l l with another leg of tour dates, and today, Merrill Garbus has done just that by announcing a summer tour. Following a European tour and a performance at this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs will be kicking off a two week tour throughout the U.S., including an appearance at Bonnaroo Music Festival. The tour starts on June 1st in New York, so take a look at the full tour itinerary after the jump.

tUnE-yArDs 2012 Tour Dates:
02/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/25 – Oslo, NO @ BLA
02/26 – Malmo, SE @ Debaser
02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg
02/29 – Munich, DE @ Rote Sonne
03/01 – St. Gallen, FR @ Palace
03/02 – Turin, IT @ Hiroshima
03/03 – Rome, IT @ Lanificio
03/04 – Milan, IT @ Tunnel
03/06 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv Club
03/07 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture
03/08 - Ljubljana, SL @ Menza Pri Koritu
03/10 - Istanbul, TR @ Salon
03/11 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Barby Theatre
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
05/02 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Beco SP
05/03 – Rio de Janerio, BR @ Teatro Odisseia
05/05 – Toluca de Lerdo, MX @ Festival 5punto5
05/25-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/01 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/03 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
06/05 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
06/06 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
06/07-09 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/10 – Cincinnati, OH @ Contemporary Arts Center
06/11 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts
06/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s
06/13 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
06/14 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
07/07 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/08 – West Sussex, UK @ Nova Festival
07/31 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
08/01 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
08/02 – St. Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom

* = w/ St. Vincent

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[Listen] Elephant & Castle feat. tUnE-yArDs - "En Memoria"

Electronica composer Elephant & Castle, aka David Vincent Reep, is set to release his debut LP Transitions on March 13th via Plug Research. Serving as the first sense of what the album will sound like, the track "En Memoria," which features Merrill Garbus (of tUnE-yArDs fame), paints a fantastic picture of grandiose instrumentation and composition. Both Reep and Garbus play off of each other beautifully, resulting in a sweeping, ambience-heavy combination of orchestral instrumentation and unique vocal work. Give the song a listen below, and check out the tracklisting for Transitions after the jump.

05 En Memoria feat. Tune-Yards by Plug Research

Transitions Tracklist:
01. Adjoining Souls
02. Rise
03. Derni / Paralysis
04. Altered Scones
05. En Memoria (feat. tUnE-YarDs)
06. Oakland Stroll
07. The Hangar
08. Formatting… (feat. Rachel Fannan)
09. I Will
10. RGB<<
11. Distance To The Sun

[News] tUnE-yArDs and St. Vincent Schedule Co-Headlining Tour Dates

In the midst of their performances at this year's Coachella Music Festival, tUnE-yArDs and St. Vincent will be teaming up for a pair of co-headlining shows. The concerts will take place in Tucson, AZ and Oakland, CA on April 17th and 24th, respectively, and, after the jump, you can take a look at both tUnE-yArDs' and St. Vincent's touring schedules.

St. Vincent 2012 Tour Dates:
02/21 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV
02/22 – Rome, IT @ Lanificio 159
02/23 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
02/24 – Milan, IT @ Tunnel
02/26 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
02/27 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
02/28 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
03/02 – Porto, PT @ Vodafone Mexe Festival
03/08 – Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
03/10 – Brisbane, AU @ The Hi-Fi
03/12 – Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre
03/14 – Melbourne, AU @ The Hi-Fi
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/24 –  Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *

* = w/ tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs 2012 Tour Dates:
01/12 – Auckland, NZ @ Kings Arm Tavern
01/14 – Melbourne, AU @ Sugar Mountain Festival
01/15 – Richmond, AU @ Corner Hotel
01/18 – Sydney, AU @ The Famous Spiegeltent
01/19 – Sydney, AU @ Hunting Lodge
01/20 – Sydney, AU @ Keystone Bar
01/21 – Holbart, AU @ Theatre Royal
01/22 – Brisbane, AU @ Powerhouse
02/09 – New York, NY @ The Allen Room at Lincoln Center
02/12 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
02/13 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
02/15 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
02/16 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
02/17 – Rennes, FR @ Ubu Club
02/18 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
02/19 – Grenoble, FR @ Le Ciel
02/20 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
02/22 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
02/25 – Oslo, NO @ BLA
02/26 – Malmo, SE @ Debaser
02/28 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg
02/29 – Munich, DE @ Rote Sonne
03/01 – St. Gallen, FR @ Palace
03/02 – Turin, IT @ Hiroshima
03/03 – Rome, IT @ Lanificio
03/04 – Milan, IT @ Tunnel
03/06 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv Club
03/07 – Zagreb, HR @ Tvornica Kulture
03/08 - Ljubljana, SL @ Menza Pri Koritu
03/10 - Istanbul, TR @ Salon
03/11 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Barby Theatre
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/24 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
07/05-08 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival 

* = w/ St. Vincent

[Watch] tUnE-yArDs - "Bizness" x "You Yes You" Live on Kimmel

Last night tUnE-yArDs brought the good stuff to Jimmy Kimmel, or should I say brought the business. Or, even better, "Bizness"! Merrill Garbus was the guest of choice last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! bringing two performances to the audience and the viewers at home. If you haven't guessed already one of the tracks she performed was "Bizness" taken from the awesome debut album, w h o k i l l. Next up they kept the good vibes flowing with a funky performance of "You Yes You". Give the former a watch at the top while "YYY" is after the jump.

tUnE-yArDs’ w h o k i l l is out now so stop reading and go buy it. Maybe grab some face paint too just for fun.