‘Bag Of Hammers’ by Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

Thao with The Get Down Stay Down

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“More people should listen to Thao with The Get Down Stay Down!” This is less of a quote and more of a statement, but for those of you who have heard this band I presume you’d whole heartedly agree, and for those of you who haven’t, then you’re in for a treat. Although Thao herself has recently released a new album with Mirah (under the name Thao and Mirah), it’s Thao’s releases with The Get Down Stay Down that I keep returning to, chiefly their 2007 album We Brave Bee Stings & All.

This album is the type of release that once I hear a track from it crop up on shuffle I’ll nearly always have to switch over and listen to the entire thing. There’s just something special in the combination of Thao’s breezy lyrics and the bands ability to create fun and enthusiastic tracks. Bag of Hammers is one of a number of stand-outs on the album, but it’s the track that introduced me to them so it seems apt to share it with you. I think it’s a good way to kick off your week. As for me? I’m off to listen to the whole album again!


June 6, 2011