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Tune-Yards Shares The Inspiration Behind 'Sketchy'

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When you listen to a song by Tune-Yards, it can be like listening to a beautiful, but abstract painting. There are layers and layers of sound, complex rhythms and melodies, and lots to interpret in the band's often socially conscious lyrics.

In this session, Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards joined me from their home in Oakland, Calif. We had a conversation about the creation of Sketchy, and what has been going through their minds and inspiring them throughout the past two years as they worked on the record.

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