Last night, tUnE-yArDs played the Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles in support of their upcoming album I can feel you creep into my private life. The night opened with up-and-coming producer Linafornia who loosened up the crowd with her bewitching beats and vintage soul claps. By the end of her set the Moroccan Lounge was was overflowing with fans of Linafornia and tUnE-yArDs. After a brief intermission, Merrill Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner made their way on stage. tUnE-yArDs opened with their fresh new single “Look at Your Hands” from their upcoming album. The songs that followed were also unheard material, but the intimacy of the location brought the room together in sways for some exciting new sounds. tUnE-yArDs’ older material always focused on Merrill’s unique voice, these newer tracks incorporated more instruments and synthesizers that added a modern touch to the usual minimal rhythms. In reward of the crowd’s appreciation of the new material, tUnE-yArDs dove into hit track “Water Fountain” followed by some songs from their 2011 album w h o k i l l. Through out the entire set that lasted a little over an hour, there was colorful and howling spirit that is characteristic to tUnE-yArDs.
This intimate show was meant to remind people what it is to get to a place where you feel music so deeply in your soul that you can’t help but move with it.
Photography: Andrew Gomez