Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards) Talks with Meghan Remy (U.S. Girls) for the Talkhouse Podcast

The two labelmates sit down for a chat ahead of their upcoming tour together.

Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards and Meghan Remy, who performs under the name U.S. Girls, are two of indie’s leftist vanguard. So it’s no surprise that the 4AD labelmates’ conversation takes in a ton of the big sociopolitical quandaries affecting today’s musicians, such as the ethical difficulties of playing festivals (and touring at all) and undoing white privilege.

We also hear about how action movies pale in comparison to Meg’s real life; understanding Trump-supporting family members; whether people should be oil or sand in the machine; why Father John Misty must be “rich as fuuuuck,” and much, much more. Buckle up!

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Catch U.S. Girls and Tune-Yards on tour together!

18th – Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA
19th – The Glass House, Pomona, CA
20th – The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
22nd – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
23rd – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA
26th – The Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI
27th – Park West, Chicago, IL
28th – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
30th – MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
31st – Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT
1st – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
2nd – Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY

This episode was recorded by Christopher Sandes in Toronto, Merrill Garbus in “a coffee shop by my hotel” somewhere in America, and Mark Yoshizumi at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn. It was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

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