Thao & the Get Down Stay Down premieres album art and sets tour

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down will tour North America this spring in support of their forthcoming full-length album, We the Common (out on Ribbon Music February 5 in the U.S., February 4 throughout the rest of the world). See below for a list of dates.

We the Common is available now for pre-order, as is the deluxe vinyl version of the record which includes a limited edition 7” with covers of Melanie’s “Brand New Key” and The Troggs’ “With A Girl Like You” (the 7” is also available as a download with pre-orders of the CD). Pre-order at The group has also revealed the new record’s artwork, see above.

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

* with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

March 5            Portland, OR            Doug Fur Lounge
March 6            Vancouver, BC            Fortune Sound Club*
March 7            Seattle, WA            Neumos*
March 8            Boise, ID            Neurolux*
March 9            Salt Lake City, UT            Urban Lounge*
March 11            Denver, CO            Larimer Lounge*
March 16            Houston, TX            Fitzgerald’s*
March 17            New Orleans, LA            One Eyed Jacks*
March 18            Atlanta, GA            Smith’s Olde Bar*
March 19            Asheville, NC            Grey Eagle*
March 20            Washington, DC            Black Cat*
March 22            New York, NY            Bowery Ballroom*
March 23            Philadelphia, PA            Underground Arts*
March 24            Cambridge, MA            The Sinclair*
March 27            Toronto, ON            Lee’s Palace*
March 28            Ann Arbor, MI            The Ark*
March 29            Chicago, IL            Lincoln Hall*
March 30            Milwaukee, WI            Turner Hall*
April 1            Minneapolis, MN            Cedar Cultural Center*
April 2            Iowa City, IA            Mission Creek Festival*
April 3            Kansas City, MO            Record Bar*
April 5            Albuquerque, NM            Launchpad*
April 6            Phoenix, AZ            Crescent Ballroom*
April 7            San Diego, CA            The Casbah*
April 8            Los Angeles, CA            Troubadour*

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