Thao & The Get Down Stay Down’s ‘We The Common’ due February 5 on Ribbon Music

On February 5 (February 4 in the U.K.) Ribbon Music is set to release We the Common, the third full-length album from critically acclaimed artist Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. The album cut “Holy Roller” is streaming now at Frontwoman Thao Nguyen notes that the track “was the first song I wrote for this new record…it marked a shift in how I operate. I was steadily, in an overdue way, becoming grateful for everything and everyone I had. I tried to capture a sense of revival and a determination to be better.”

Recorded at San Francisco’s Tiny Telephone Studios and Dallas’ Elmwood Studio, We the Common was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Bill Callahan, the Walkmen, Explosions in the Sky) and features a duet with Joanna Newsom on the track “Kindness Be Conceived”. Thao observes, “We the Common is an album about wanting to be a human who tries and is grateful for the opportunity. It is about wanting to be better and closer to people. I have had over a year respite from touring and recording—in this year I started really trying to be a part of the community I live in and the family I was born into.” The album is the follow-up to Thao’s 2009 release Know Better Learn Faster,


1. We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)

2. City

3. We Don’t Call

4. The Feeling Kind

5. Holy Roller

6. Kindness be Conceived

7. The Day Long

8. Every Body

9. Move

10. Clouds for Brains

11. Human Heart

12. Age of Ice