CD Review: Tune-Yards "Nikki Nack"

It’s no surprise that bassist Nate Brenner holds a lot of real estate on Tune-Yards’ third album—he’s half of the experimental-pop duo.
By Jon D'Auria ,

It’s no surprise that bassist Nate Brenner holds a lot of real estate on Tune-Yards’ third album—he’s half of the experimental-pop duo. Not taking that space for granted, Brenner fills it with whimsical and rhythmically bending riffs that often steer clear of linear. Songs like “Find a New Way” and “Sink-O” feature Brenner’s playful electric and synth lines that merge beautifully with the wild drum samples created by singer and multi-instrumentalist Merrill Garbus.