When Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner first committed their tUnE-yArDs persona to tape, they used a simple dictaphone to capture every part and then lovingly pieced it all together on GarageBand. A laborious process partly enforced by tight finances, the resulting album Bird-Brains was a sheer joy. A sound so unique, it immediately set hearts racing; The Guardian in their five-star review went as far as to call the duo "the find of the year." Lyrically, Garbus explores constructs of femininity and sexuality, marrying it with the threat of violence that lurks on the streets where she lives in Oakland, CA. The tUnE-yArDs live show showcases the raw musicality of the experimental-folk-pop band, creating live loops on the spot with flawless precision and technicality, blowing away every audience that has seen the awe inspiring show.