ARTIST / BAND: Thao
SONG (MP3): Bag Of Hammers
ALBUM: We Brave Bee Stings And All
FILE UNDER: Indie / Folk / Pop
LABEL: Kill Rock Stars
INFO: Her music and the songs it lives in, breath dual lives in such a way that, for as chatty and chummy as Nguyen instantaneously becomes in the first few seconds of introduction – in this case, her emptying of a rotting-from-the-inside cooler as if it contained nuclear waste products – her depth is probably like that of an iceberg. It must – just simply must—stretch the length of Florida beneath her surface, where we cannot spy. She gifts us with Tallahassee and Pensacola, but everything below Gainesville is mystical and unknown. She’s fascinating in her randomness and her songs – these winged creatures that seem powered by pixie dust, youthful wonder, dogged wisdom that’s advanced beyond her years and a delicate, but uproarious blaze that’s got the heart and the legs of a jet stream.