Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Over the past decade, Thao Nguyen has been loyally releasing a pleasant blend of folk and indie rock in the San Francisco area. Backed by bassist-keyboardist Adam Thompson, guitarist Frank Stewart, and drummer Willis Thompson, she took up the moniker Thao & the Get Down Stay Down to release five albums. The most recent of that collection, 2013’s We The Common, dragged Nguyen into the edge of a spotlight. Inspired by her work at a local outreach program at a nearby prison, she used emotionally charged lyrics to shape an album full of shy quirks and boastful optimism — equally socially conscious and sonically light. On A Man Alive, she picks up the floorboards of that album and throws them out the window. Now, it’s all about full-on engagement. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down reinvented themselves in the realm of noisy art rock and Nguyen couldn’t sound more thrilled.

Release Date
March 04, 2016
Label
Ribbon
Formats
digital, vinyl, cd
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