Thao & Mirah just released their excellent self-titled debut as a team. The album was co-produced by tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus and features several Bay Area musicians assisting multi-instrumentalists Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studios. The pair also visited New, Improved Recording in Oakland to record this live session. It includes three tracks from their album, as well as this nicely reconfigured version of Pat Benatar’s “Love Is A Battlefield.” Watch video of the live in the studio cover, and grab an MP3 below. Grab the rest of the tracks at the New, Improved, LIVE sessions website.

Thao & Mirah is out now via Kill Rock Stars.

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  1. This cover is beautiful. I’ve been in such a bad mood since Saturday (not riot based) and this has cheered me up so much.

    Looking forward to hearing the album when i get hold of it.

  2. What a creative bunch.

    The dude is playing a bag of rice. And I love how the girls split the big orange mallets. At one point, the “drummer” has a tambourine, something else and what looks like a doorknob on her snare. All to make such a beautiful sound.

    I just listened to this three times in a row and had to force myself to move on.

    Heard the studio version on wfuv’s ‘The Alternate Side’. So, thank you to them.

    Bitchin’ indeed.

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