Merrill Garbus is an avant-pop collagist who holds together the wildly eclectic pieces of her idiosyncratic sound with her powerful, elastic voice, which itself has inspired diverse comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Bjork, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, and Yoko Ono. As tUnE-yArDs, Garbus (assisted by bassist Nate Brenner) wields a ukulele, kitchen-pantry percussion, loops, and other digital gizmos to create a careening, intricately and quirkily textured mash of rhythms and melodies that ricochet from pop to hip-hop to folk to Africa to... More >>>