Without a doubt, one of favorite new acts—both in the studio and on stage—is the awkwardly capitalized tUnE-yArDs. "Bizness" may just be my favorite song of the Spring season and their upcoming album, w h o k i l l, ranks high on my personal list of can't-waits. Though I've only seen Merrill Garbus live once in a rather small bar in Salt Lake City, I knew the yArDs would just kill it at SXSW, hopefully with a larger crowd this time around. And they did:
"Gangsta" / "You Yes You" / "Fiya" / "Bizness" / "Doorstep"
Props too NPR for their great SXSW goodies this year.