THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN ANNOUNCE ‘WE THE COMMON’
photo by Lauren Tabak
On February 4th /5th Thao & the Get Down Stay Down released their third full length We the Common.
We the Common was recorded at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios and Dallas’ Elmwood Studio, the album was produced by John Congleton and features the duet “Kindness Be Conceived” with Joanna Newsom.
Since her last album Thao has worked with the artist advocacy non-profit Air Traffic Control (http://atctower.net/) and has volunteered extensively with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners the latter experience especially having provided much inspiration for the creation of this album. This year, in addition to recording her forthcoming album, Thao has toured the US with the nationally syndicated NPR program “Radiolab.”
Purchase is available for ‘We The Common’ on LP/CD and digitally here. The first 300 LP pre-orders receive a FREE 7″ w/ their order featuring Thao & The Get Down Stay Down covering Melanie’s “Brand New Key” and The Troggs “With a Girl Like You”, if you’re preferred format is CD or digital, worry not, you’ll receive a link to download the additional tracks with your order confirmation.
Listen to “We The Common (for Valerie Bolden) and “Holy Roller” below or watch Episode 2 from Thao’s ‘Shorts’ series titled “Art of My Loins”.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, We the Common
1. We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)
3. We Don’t Call
4. The Feeling Kind
5. Holy Roller
6. Kindness be Conceived
7. The Day Long
8. Every Body
10. Clouds for Brains
11. Human Heart
12. Age of Ice