Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)”

By Tom Breihan / January 9, 2013

Next month, Portland indie-pop experimenter Thao Nguyen, who records as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, will release her now album We The Common. We haven’t heard its Joanna Newsom collab yet, but we have heard the early track “Holy Roller.” And now we’ve got the kinda-title track, which has an anthemic chorus and some of the least-rootsy banjo work I’ve ever heard. Listen to it below.

We The Common is out 2/5 on Ribbon Music.