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Thao And The Get Down Stay Down on World Cafe | April 24, 2013

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Thao Nguyen has been busy since her last album, Know Better Learn Faster, came out in 2009. The band moved to San Francisco while Nguyen explored recording with other artists, even making an album with Mirah.
 
But, as we hear in this segment on World Cafe, it was developing a sense of community in her new Bay Area home that most inspired Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common. In "Kindness Be Conceived," she shared songwriting duties and vocals with fellow San Francisco musician Joanna Newsom. World Cafe's Michaela Majoun delves into it all with Nguyen, who gives some great live performances, too. (link)
 
Tracklisting
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Polica “Dark Star” Give You the Ghost
The Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You” Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Kurt Vile “KV Crimes” Wakin’ On a Pretty Daze
The Smithereens “Too Much Passion” Blow Up
Liz Phair “Stratford-On-Guy” Exile In Guyville
((Thao “Geography” We Brave Bee Stings))
Thao And the Get Down Stay Down “We the Common” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Thao And the Get Down Stay Down “City” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Thao And the Get Down Stay Down “Kindness Be Conceived” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Thao And the Get Down Stay Down “Holy Roller” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Modest Mouse “Float On” Good News for People Who Love Bad News))
The Avett Brothers “Live & Die” The Carpenter
Phosphorescent “Song For Zula” Muchacho
((Bat for Lashes “Lilies” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Bob Marley & the Wailers “Lively Up Yourself” Natty Dread
The Lone Bellow “You Never Need Nobody” The Lone Bellow
Crosby Stills & Nash “Helpless” Déjà vu
Charles Bradley “Strictly Reserved For You” Victim of Love
The Rolling Stones “Beast Of Burden” 40 Licks
((Shuggie Otis “Miss Pretty” Inspiration Information/Wings of Love))      
Jeff Buckley “Lover You Should’ve Come Over” Grace
Laura Mvula “She” Sing To the Moon
Patti Smith “So You Want To Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star” Wave
Frank Turner “Recovery” Tape Deck Heart
((Supergrass “Mary” Supergrass Is Ten))
Nick Lowe “I Live On A Battlefield” The Impossible Bird
BOY “Little Numbers” Mutual Friends
Yo La Tengo “Ohm” Fade
((Abandon Kansas “Close Your Eyes” We’re All Going Somewhere))