5.18.2011

Vid Break! tUnE-YaRdS - "Bizness"


Yeah, that is how you spell the artist's name. Experimental band tUnE-YaRdS is the conception of New England's Merrill Gabus, a woman whose vocals teeter along the lines of masculinity, but all that really matters is that her artistry rocks. To be honest, all that it does is add to the mystery that exudes from a band this eclectic and imaginative. In this regard, her latest LP w h o k i l l is a fun, sassy, and involving record that plays off eccentric beats and loops, steering you through a maze or jungle that doesn't necessarily have an opening. It's not a trap to keep you there for eternity, though after listening to this sort of album, that may not be such a bad thing.

"Bizness" is perhaps the most accessible track from the record, but the video is something of a disillusioned wonder. It matches the musical style that one could only imagine listening to the record in full, but the energetic choreography, cute children, face paint, syncopated edits and burst of human bodies in the song's second half lift this video from standard fare to an extraordinary sense of stylistic purpose. This sensation is a bit of an overload of nice, but if it weren't for its wild-child of an artist or the eccentricities built into the nature of tUnE-YaRdS, we'd probably have ourselves another by-the-numbers video.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think of the video. You can test the waters of "Bizness" and the rest of w h o k i l l on 4AD Records or on Amazon and iTunes.

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