2009-09-14T07:39:59-04:00 2009-09-14T07:39:59-04:00

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down - "Know Better Learn Faster" [Tour Dates + Tracklist]

Oh Thao.. where have you been all my life. A couple days when talking about Neon Indian, I may have mentioned he was my favorite new artist so far through 2009 and would possibly continue into 2010.. well that was true, until this morning. Portland based Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Down is literally like a breath of fresh air, their vibrant melodies mixed with their playful lyrics makes you think of a more innocent time of snowball fights and sleepovers.

What makes me mad though.. is that I'm just now finding out about them, sooner better then never I guess especially with their upcoming album about to be released, which is due to come out October 13th and entitled Know Better Learn Faster. The album actually features apperances from Andrew Bird, Laura Veirs, members of Blitzen Trapper and Horse Feathers just to name a few.

This is the first track thats been released from their upcoming album, the track itself is coincidentally called " Know Better Learn Faster." The track features my boy Andrew Bird who graces it with his fiddling abilities and his mean whistling skills. Thao and the gang are actually in mid-tour right now, so I included the rest of the tour dates for you below, along with the cover art of the upcoming album, the tracklist and of course.. songs, songs, songs! I included some tracks off her previous albums We Brave Bee Sings and All and Like the Linen(when they were Portland Cello Project). So of course.. check it out, tell me what you think and enjoy:

P.S. Thao if you read this, I want to drink coffee with you and make snow angels, so get back to me on that. xoxo

Download: Thao With the Get Down Stay Down - Know Better Learn Faster

      01 - Beat (Health
Download: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Beat (Health, Life and Fire )

      10 Moped
Download: Thao Nguyen - Moped

      02 - Bag of Hammers
Download: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers

      05 - Geography
Download: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Geography

      03 Tallymarks
Download: Thao Nguyen - Tallymarks

      09 Vision In Red
Download: Thao Nguyen - Vision In Red

      04 - Swimming Pools
Download: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Swimming Pools

      08 - Fear and Convenience
Download: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Fear and Convenience

      07 Chivalry
Download: Thao Nguyen - Chivalry

Album Cover

Know Better Learn Faster Album Cover


01 The Clap

02 Cool Yourself

03 When We Swam

04 Know Better Learn Faster

05 Body

06 The Give

07 Good Bye Good Luck

08 Trouble Was For

09 Oh No

10 Fixed It!

11 Burn You Up

12 But What of the Strangers

13 Easy

Tour Dates

Sep 12 2009 1:00P     Monolith Fesitval     Morrison, Colorado

Oct 15 2009 8:00P     SoHo     Santa Barbara, California

Oct 16 2009 8:00P     Echoplex     Los Angeles, California

Oct 17 2009 8:00P     The Crepe Place     Santa Cruz, California

Oct 18 2009 11:30A   Treasure Island Music Festival     San Francisco, California

Oct 21 2009 8:00P     Doug Fir Lounge     Portland, Oregon

Oct 22 2009 9:00P     Chop Suey     Seattle, Washington

Oct 23 2009 8:00P     The Biltmore Cabaret     Vancouver, British Columbia

Oct 24 2009 6:45P      Empyrean Coffee House     Spokane, Washington

Oct 27 2009 7:00P     Cedar Cultural Center     Minneapolis, Minnesota

Oct 28 2009 7:00P     Turner Hall     Milwaulkie, Wisconsin

Oct 29 2009 8:00P      The Canopy Club     Urbana, Illinois

Oct 30 2009 8:30P      Empty Bottle     Chicago, Illinois

Oct 31 2009 8:00P      The Cafe at The Majestic Theater     Detroit, Michigan

Nov 1 2009 8:00P       El Mocambo     Toronto, Ontario

Nov 2 2009 8:30P       Il Motore     Montreal, Quebec

Nov 3 2009 8:00P       Middle East Downstairs     Cambridge, Massachusetts

Nov 4 2009 8:00P       The Bowery Ballroom     New York, New York

Nov 5 2009 8:00P       The First Unitarian Church     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nov 6 2009 9:00P       Black Cat     Washington, Washington DC

Nov 7 2009 7:30P       The Canal Club Downstairs Lounge     Richmond, Virginia

Nov 9 2009 8:30P        EARL     Atlanta, Georgia

Nov 11 2009 8:00P      The Studio @ Warehouse Live     Houston, Texas

Nov 12 2009 8:00P      Mohawk     Austin, Texas

Nov 13 2009 9:00P       Lola's     Ft Worth, Texas

Nov 14 2009 9:00P      Jake's     Lubbock, Texas

Nov 17 2009 7:30P      Rhythm Room     Phoenix, Arizona

Nov 18 2009 8:30P      Plush     Tucson, Arizona

Nov 19 2009 8:30P       The Casbah     San Diego

Nov 20 2009 7:00P      The Glass House     Pamona, California

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