This week’s God Warrior(ess) is Thao Nguyen of Thao with The Get Down Stay Down!
This is TT&SC’s first female God Warrior(ess) and we couldn’t be more excited. In the future, we hope that there will be more ladies to proclaim as protectors of the world from demons and gorgyles.
Thao sings intricate folk twang jamz with her band, The Get Down Stay Down. Although some of tracks may start quietly, it doesn’t take long before Thao launches into a straight up good ole fashion hoe down. As an artist on Kill Rock Stars, whom also represents The Decemberists, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu and Panther–just to name a few–how could she not be a God Warrioress? We Brave Bee Stings and All is her first full length album and was released back in February. Considering I’ve heard the girl about two years back with her single,”Feet Asleep”, it was about goddamn time that she released this album. Well, let’s give a good round of spastic claps for Thao because she sure deserves it.
She is currently on tour with Xiu Xiu and will be making a stop at KDHX, St. Louis Community Radio, before performing at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. The show is on March 31st and will also feature Matt Dill and Berlin Whale.
Check out a track down below.
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down – Bag of Hammers [MP3]