khze IMG004385e 1024x682 Hear Thao & The Get Down Stay Downs We The CommonThao & The Get Down Stay Down’sWe The Common (For Valerie Bolden), the first single from the forthcoming album of the same name, features warm, laid-bare vocals over a rolicking backdrop that makes us want to happily kick our heels up and sing along even though we don’t quite yet know all the words.  Also —  interesting back story alert — the track is said to be inspired by frontwoman Thao Nguyen’s volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.

The new LP, We The Common will be released February 5th via Ribbon Music and can be pre-ordered here with a bonus 7-inch.

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Thao & the Get Down Stay Down 2013 tour dates

IN-STORE PERFORMANCES
Feb 05 Los Angeles, CA Fingerprints Records
Feb 06 San Francisco, CA Amoeba Records
Feb 08 Seattle, WA Sonic Boom Records
Feb 09 Portland, OR Jackpot Records

We The Common TOUR
* with Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
Mar 01 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
Mar 02 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*
Mar 05 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Mar 06 Vancouver, BC Fortune Sound Club*
Mar 07 Seattle, WA Neumos*
Mar 08 Boise, ID Neurolux*
Mar 09 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
Mar 11 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge*
Mar 16 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s*
Mar 17 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks*
Mar 18 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar*
Mar 19 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
Mar 20 Washington, DC Black Cat*
Mar 22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
Mar 23 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts*
Mar 24 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair*
Mar 27 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace*
Mar 28 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark*
Mar 29 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall*
Mar 30 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall*
Mar 31 Madison, WI Majestic Theater*
Apr 01 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center*
Apr 02 Iowa City, IA Mission Creek Festival*
Apr 03 Kansas City, MO Record Bar*
Apr 05 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad*
Apr 06 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom*
Apr 07 San Diego, CA The Casbah*
Apr 08 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*

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