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tUnE-yArDs performs on the Harbor Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.

Read tUnE-yArDs, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2012 FolkAlley

July 30, 2012 – tUnE-yArDs' strange, joyous concoction is wild, rhythmic, layered and swirling with surprises. FolkAlley

tUnE-yArDs is one of the artists performing at this year's Newport Folk Festival.

Read A Newport Folk Festival Preview

July 24, 2012 – Get our guide to the best of this weekend's festival, including details on NPR's live broadcast.


Merrill Garbus is the singer and songwriter behind the band tUnE-yArDs.

Watch 'My Country': tUnE-yArDs Questions The American Dream

June 6, 2012 – For singer Merrill Garbus, the idea that hard work leads to success in America is deeply suspect.


Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs.

Read tUnE-yArDs On World Cafe WXPN

March 29, 2012 – Hear music looped, yelped, cooed and otherwise performed to the beat of Merrill Garbus' own drums. WXPN


"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

Read Bob Boilen's Favorite Songs Of The Year

December 28, 2011 – Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Sufjan Stevens performing at the bandshell at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park on August 3, 2011.

Watch Bob Boilen's Favorite Live Shows of 2011

December 27, 2011 – Bob Boilen salutes his 15 favorite live concerts. What were your most memorable shows this year?

Middle Brother.

Read Ken Tucker's Top 10: The Year In Music

December 20, 2011 – Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.


Justin Vernon, a.k.a. Bon Iver.

Read Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2011

December 14, 2011 – Though spring releases mostly held their ground, a few dark horses swooped into top slots.


Diamond Mine by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins, Bob Boilen's pick for the album of the year.

Read Bob Boilen's 11 Favorite Albums Of 2011

December 7, 2011 – For a year overflowing with wonderful records, a list that refuses to be trimmed down to 10 picks.

Barton Hollow, by the Nashville duo The Civil Wars, was released in February, but took a long road to Ann Powers' list of albums of the year.

Read Ann Powers' 10 Favorite Albums of 2011

December 7, 2011 – Albums by The Civil Wars, Kate Bush and others that moved one critic through a year in transit.

Read 50 Favorites Of 2011: S-W

December 5, 2011 – The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Tom Waits and more artists from S to W.

tUnE-yArDs performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on October 7, 2011.

Watch tUnE-yArDs: Tiny Desk Concert

December 1, 2011 – tUnE-yArDs sings of rage and inequality, but also celebrates the joy of letting out a wild sound.



Watch Watch: tUnE-yArDs On 'Morning Becomes Eclectic' KCRW

July 27, 2011 – Watch singer Merrill Garbus play a captivating live set on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW


Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen of NPR's "All Songs Considered" give the thumbs-up, thumbs down.

Read Discussion: The Year's Best Music (So Far)

June 14, 2011 – The All Songs gang pauses to look at 2011's biggest surprises, best new artists and more (so far).


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