tUnE-yArDs Garner Praise from Yoko Ono


A plaudit from Yoko Ono would mark the high point in just about any band’s career. But in the case of local four-tet tUnE-yArDs, it may just be another twist on a road already paved with promise. The group made a surprise guest appearance with Ono’s Plastic Ono Band in Reykjavík last night, as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival. Seventy-eight year-old Ono didn’t seem to mind being overshadowed by tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, who is quickly becoming one of the most powerful, compelling frontwomen on the indie scene. “She’s great, right?” Ono asked the crowd, after the two of them performed an explosive duet on Ono’s song “We’re All Water.” Pitchfork blogger Carrie Battan was all agog. Check it out: