Thao And The Get Down Stay Down: New Home, New Album

fromWXPN

Listen Now

25:41
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/178838770/178764635" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. i

Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the artist
Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Thao Nguyen of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.

Courtesy of the artist

Set List

  • "We The Common"
  • "City"
  • "Kindness Be Conceived"
  • "Holy Roller"

Thao Nguyen has been busy since her last album, Know Better Learn Faster, came out in 2009. The band moved to San Francisco while Nguyen explored recording with other artists, even making an album with Mirah.

But, as we hear in this segment on World Cafe, it was developing a sense of community in her new Bay Area home that most inspired Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common. In "Kindness Be Conceived," she shared songwriting duties and vocals with fellow San Francisco musician Joanna Newsom. World Cafe's Michaela Majoun delves into it all with Nguyen, who gives some great live performances, too.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.