YVES TU­MOR

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Per­sonal and po­lit­i­cal fury meet in breath­tak­ing avant-pop. On­stage, Yves Tu­mor is known to blast out white noise while writhing around, scream­ing like a ban­shee and oc­ca­sion­ally wag­ing war on sound and light crews. So it was alarm­ing to hear his new sin­gle Noid – a lu­cid out­cry from black Amer­ica, dis­guised as a dreamy indie an­them. “9-1-1, can’t trust them,” chants Tu­mor, over what sounds like an orches­tra flee­ing cops dur­ing a riot. There’s plenty here like this: avant-pop lament Life­time, techno reverie Hon­esty and Rec­og­niz­ing The En­emy, whose earthy fin­ger­pick­ing be­lies a haunt­ing, tor­mented re­frain: “I look so dif­fer­ent.” Per­sonal, po­lit­i­cal and phys­i­cally in­volv­ing, it’s a ner­vous leap to­wards mu­sic that says ev­ery­thing at once. ★★★★ JAZZ MON­ROE Lis­ten To: Noid | Life­time | Rec­og­niz­ing The En­emy

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