Madeline Kenney and Nate Brenner debut “Still Learning”

Oakland's Madeline Kenney, a longtime TBB fave, is back with a fresh track. This time, she's teamed up with Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of Tune-Yards) for a spare, but still stirring, song: "Still Learning." Kenney says about working with Brenner: "This track took about a year to make, not because it was particularly complex or elusive, but rather because Nate and I would do a lot more hanging out, drinking beer, and eating pizza than tracking every time we got together. If this song had a flavor it would be mushroom pizza by the slice. Featuring Derek Barber on what [...]

tUnE-yArDs bassist debuts side project, covers Janet Jackson

Breakout Bay Area natives tUnE-yArDs have seen huge successes in the last year. Playing sold out festivals and to packed audiences at the Fox, their unique sound and music certainly draws a crowd. But their bass player, Nate Brenner (who also plays in Beep! and is known for his 'genre bending' style) recently peeled off on his own to debut a wild electro solo project Naytronix. Naytronix sounds a little like tUnE-yArDs dipped in The Police, James Blake, Charles Mingus, Stomp, and some electro band from the future we haven't heard yet but we know to be provocative. Weird, creative, [...]

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