New Thao Nguyen Video – “Swimming Pools”

Thao Nguyen’s We Brave Bee Stings And All last yielded the Play-Doh romp of “Bag Of Hammers.” In “Swimming Pools” the kids are still going wild, but it’s more a Beat Street-style graffiti war (in a lo-fi sense). The clip, directed by Clyde Petersen, who also did “Bag Of Hammers,” moves between friendly neighborhood bike rides, bouncy cowboy boot-accented performance footage, and various stencils and cut-out props (clouds, lightening, rain). Thao manages to get her tag up on a few storage sheds and the like, but her backing band, the Get Down Stay Down, are always there to steal the thunder (or, KRS hoodies in tote, at least share some of the lightning). No worries, she gets ‘em back in the end. As she herself sings, “We don’t dive, we cannonball.”


We Brave Bee Stings And All is out via KRS. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are out on the road, often with Rilo Kiley:

05/22 – London, UK @ Waterats
05/26 – George, WA @ Gorge Amphitheater (Sasquatch Festival)
05/28 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Phoenix Theater %
05/30 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium %
05/31 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel %
06/01 – Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theater %
06/02 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %
06/03 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 %
06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory %
06/06 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club %
06/07 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live %
06/08 – Richmond, VA @ Toad’s Place of Richmond %
06/10 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa %
06/11 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel %
06/12 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm %
06/15 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom %
06/16 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s %
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/20 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

% w/ Rilo Kiley

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