Merrill Garbus — a/k/a tUnE-yArDs a/k/a seriously, still with the alternating caps? — is back with a groovy jam today as a preview of her upcoming third LP, Nikki Nack, out May 6.
“Water Fountain” is exactly the type of fare we have come to expect from Garbus at this stage in her career, by which I mean it is impossibly catchy for how quirky and unconventional her approach is. Her DIY finesse of banging on the tops of random surfaces almost makes me think that I have sung this song during roll call at camp when I was the same age as the kids in the “Bizness” music video from 2011. My advice for vibing to this track: Organize a huge game of capture the flag, don some fresh face paint a la Ms. Garbus, and take the biggest speakers you own outside. Woo-Ha, Woo-Ha!