In and around 2007 Merrill creates tUnE-YaRdS. She thinks the exasperating capitalization will buy her some time.
"Merrill! Can you hear the songs?
"Listen! as though listening were humanity's life-buoy.
"Recycle! as a noble form of thievery.
"Do-it-yourself! because it makes you feel good.
tune-yards came from parents who sewed their lives together with music, and at age seven she proceeded to hum her way through days. She hummed her way through the family record collection: old timey fiddling, Revolver,...