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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Returns with “Temple”

Oh I like this. Thao Nguyen and her group Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are back with a new song called “Temple” and it’s superb! “Temple” is the title track off the band’s forthcoming LP currently due out mid May. About the new album, Nguyen, of Vietnamese heritage, said to DIY Mag: I… Continue reading Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Returns with “Temple”

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2008

When I compiled my original Best Of 2008 list last December, it was a snow day. The sky dropped about a foot, maybe a foot and a half of fluffy white stuff and we lowly sub-compact drivers could go nowhere. Between ranking albums and locating album art, I took a stroll around town with my… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2008

Album Reviews

Thao: We Brave Bee Stings And All [Album Review]

Written by bob_vinyl We Brave Bee Stings and All by Thao With The Get Down Stay Down (MySpace) begins and ends like it may be a simple twee pop album. Both “Beat” and “We Go” have a thin, light pop sound that could be mistaken for a novelty. What happens between those two songs, however,… Continue reading Thao: We Brave Bee Stings And All [Album Review]

Live Reviews

Thao Nguyen: Bumbershoot [Live, 08.30.2008]

As Thao Nguyen (MySpace) took the Rockstar Stage at Bumbershoot, I had déjà vu. You see, one year ago, I attended Bumbershoot and witnessed St. Vincent play solo in this very spot. As I lined her up in my camera sights, I flashed back to the present. Thao’s music is quite different from that of… Continue reading Thao Nguyen: Bumbershoot [Live, 08.30.2008]