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New Music: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)”

on January 11, 2013, 2:45pm

 New Music: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down   We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)”

On “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden),” Portland folk-pop group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down combine twangy pickings and honeyed melodies for a tune that bursts with a bouncy and anthemic chorus, while still hinting at back porch rootsy-ness. According to a press release, it was inspired by frontwoman Thao Nguyen’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

The tune is the quasi-title track to the group’s fifth album, We The Common, due out February 5th via Ribbon Music. If you missed it, stream the lead single “Holy Roller” here.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down have lined up a number of West Coast in-store performances before they hit the road for an extensive North American tour in the Spring. Consult the full docket below.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 2013 Tour Dates:
02/05 – Long Beach, CA @ Fingerprints
02/06 – San Francisco, CA @ Amoeba
02/08 – Seattle, WA @ Sonic Boom
02/09 – Portland, OR @ Jackpot
03/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
03/05 – Portland,OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
03/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
03/07 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/08 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03/09 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/11 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
03/16 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
03/17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
03/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar
03/19 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle
03/20 – Washington DC @ Black Cat
03/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
03/23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
03/24 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03/27 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
03/28 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
03/29 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
03/31 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
04/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
04/02 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
04/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
04/05 – Alburquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/02 – Iowa City, IA @ Mission Creek Festival
04/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
04/07 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
04/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

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