December 28, 2007

Thao Nguyen With The Get Down Stay Down

Upon first hearing Thao Nguyen you will likely perceive a striking vocal similarity to Cat Power, but something won't sit right. You'll wonder where's that leisurely bluesy ache which is Cat Power? Under Thao's control, this shared vocal gift sits in the sun streaming through the windows, it's not stretched out in the shadows with Ms Marshall. These songs are having fun they've shaken off the weight of the world which imbues much of Cat Power's material. Just give one song of Thao's a chance, give "Beat (Health, Life, and Fire)" a listen or two... and then you can thank me if you're so inclined (although, please thank this talented 23 year old woman by going here or here).

Ms Nguyen released a debut record back in 2005 titled, Like The Linen, and this coming January 29th will see the welcomed release of her label debut, We Brave Bee Stings And All, on Kill Rock Stars.

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You can download a few of her songs found on Kill Rock Stars compilations at eMusic. Look into eMusic's free trial offer here.

We Brave Bee Stings And All Track List:
01 Beat (Health, Life, and Fire)
02 Bag of Hammers
03 Big Kid Table
04 Swimming Pools
05 Geography
06 Feet Asleep
07 Yes, So On and So On
08 Fear and Convenience
09 Violet
10 Travel
11 We Go

Check out Thao's Daytrotter session:


  1. I've just gotten addicted to her. If you didn't post about her on here, I don't know where I'll be!


  2. you're welcome. she's coming to toronto in march, i think.

  3. I love Thao and believe she doesnt get enough credit. Thanks for acknowledging her amazing talent.