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NAME: Thao Nguyen PROGRESS REPORT: Releasing her third album, Know Better, Learn Faster, on October 13. Recorded at Portland's Sound Foundry and Jackpot! Studios, and…
jessica | August 19, 2009 - 4:02 am

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Mirah – “Little Cup”

Mirah releases her new EP, Sundial, next month. The EP comprises six older Mirah songs newly arranged with a string quartet courtesy of composer Jherek…
Grace Birnstengel | September 18, 2017 - 11:19 am

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Meticulous Bird” Video

Thao Nguyen released her latest finely-crafted album with the Get Down Stay Down, A Man Alive, early last year, and today she's back to remind…
James Rettig | February 23, 2017 - 1:54 pm

Thao – “Before You Vote”

The prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is so terrifying that it's sparked 30 Days, 30 Songs, a project in which a different artist releases…
Peter Helman | October 16, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Get Ur Freak On” (Missy Elliott Cover)

Right now, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are out on tour in support of their vibrant new album A Man Alive. During the…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Watch Merrill Garbus & Thao Nguyen Parody Diplo, Skrillex, & Justin Bieber

Last year, The New York Times posted a self-serious and self-serving making-of video of Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex talking about the hit song "Where
James Rettig | March 24, 2016 - 12:47 pm

Stream Thao & The Get Down Stay Down A Man Alive

Thao Nguyen's fifth album under the Get Down Stay Down moniker, A Man Alive, is perhaps her most fully-realized yet. Produced by tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus,…
James Rettig | February 29, 2016 - 10:41 am

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Nobody Dies”

Back in early 2013, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, the giddy and experimental San Francisco indie-pop project led by Thao Nguyen, released their…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 10:53 am

Red Bull Music Academy Announces NY Fest With PC Music, Arthur Russell Tribute, FKA Twigs, & More

Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York City for the third year in a row for a month-long series of events. Highlights include…
James Rettig | March 9, 2015 - 11:04 am

Hear Tegan And Sara, Carrie Brownstein, Katie Crutchfield, Dee Dee Penny, And More Sing A Feminist Theme For Rookie

Over the past few years, Rookie has become a pillar of feminist discussion on the internet so it makes sense they would be the ones…
James Rettig | January 31, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “The Feeling Kind” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down are following up this year's We The Common with The Feeling Kind EP, featuring the title track and…
Miles Bowe | November 6, 2013 - 11:42 am

Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More

Saturday at Outside Lands was a typical second day at festivals. The sets ran smoother, there were less technical problems, and the crowds seemed a…
Miles Bowe | August 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “Holy Roller” Video

"Holy Roller" was the first song that Thao Nguyen wrote for We The Common, her new album as Thao & The Get Down Stay Down.
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2013 - 5:32 pm

Carrie Brownstein, Fred Armisen, Thao & Mirah Cover “Push It”

At a recent San Francisco stop on the Portlandia tour, Thao & Mirah joined the show's two stars, Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, to cover…
Tom Breihan | January 4, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Thao & Mirah Cover “Love Is A Battlefield”

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…
jessica | April 28, 2011 - 5:54 pm

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco's Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend…
Amrit Singh | October 20, 2009 - 9:31 am