What do you get an experimental, Pazz & Jop winning artist for their Birthday? As it turns out, nothing, they get you something instead. Merrill Garbus, aka tUnE-yArDs, is celebrating the anniversary of her birth by announcing her long awaited follow up album to 2011's W H O K I L L. Nikki Nack will be released on May 5th by 4AD, the same day she starts her 2014 tour at the Masonic Lodge in Los Angeles.

You can hear a megamix of the album right now. About which Garbus said: "I've put together a mash-up of a lot of the songs from the album, so you can get a tiny taste. We really can't wait to play this music for you. Thanks for all your patience while we cooked this chicken!"

Hear the mix and see tUnE-yArDs' live dates below.

  • May 5th - Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 7th - Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
  • May 12th - Village Underground, London
  • May 14th - Berghain, Berlin
  • May 15th - Nochtspeicher, Hamburg
  • May 16th - Les Nuits-Cirque Royal, Brussels
  • May 18th - Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
  • May 19th - Café de La Danse, Paris
  • May 23rd - Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend, OR (w/ The National)
  • May 23rd - 25th - Sasquatch Festival, George, WA
  • May 31st - June 1st - Free Press Summerfest, Houston, TX
  • June 18th - 22nd - NXNE, Massey Hall, Toronto, ON
  • June 19th - 22nd - Firefly Festival, Dover, DE
  • July 19th - Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL

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