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tUnE-yArDs channels 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' for 'Water Fountain' video

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Tune Yards

Here’s your mid-week nostalgia fix, courtesy of tUnE-yArDs.

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, that wonderfully weird cult kids show of the late ’80s, serves as inspiration for the band’s “Water Fountain” music video, and it’s quite charming.  While not an exact recreation of Pee-Wee Herman‘s sweet digs, the play land coming from the brains of  tUnE-yArDs’ frontwoman Merrill Garbus and director Joel Kefali pays technicolor homage to that Sphinx-topped abode of yore. There are puppets, a cooking segment, and even a Chairy-like couch and dancing robot, a la Conky. Take a look:

“Water Fountain” is from the upcoming tUnE-yArDs album Nikki Nack, due out May 6.