When Jessica sat down with Thao Nguyen for a Progress Report, we were told to expect songs about a real-life breakup on Thao With The Get Down Stay Down’s third album Know Better, Learn Faster. (Note the celebratory heartbreak piñata on the cover.) As far as the sounds, Jessica noted:
While the new record isn’t exactly cathartic, it’s got a stronger rhythmic drive–songs use stomping and clapping, and a new edge to Nguyen’s smokey voice, to convey what she calls, “an undercurrent of frenzied helplessness.”
It’s the perfect description for this barreling title track.
Thao With The Get Down Stay Down – “Know Better Learn Faster” (MP3)
Know Better, Learn Faster is out 10/13 via Kill Rock Stars.