Thao Nguyen (of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down) has joined forces with singer/songwriter Mirah. The two had recently collaborated on a tour, and now they will be releasing a record together.
On April 26, Kill Rock Stars will release Thao & Mirah, an album that the duo recorded in a two-week span. Both musicians work with Air Traffic Control, an organization that teams musicians up with social advocacy. If When the two start touring behind their upcoming album, they will be promoting social causes at the same time!
You can hear Thao & Mirah on April 26. Until then, check out the song “How Dare You” recorded for a Yours Truly session a while ago.
Thao & Mirah “How Dare You” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.
Deerhoof has just spilled the beans that they are leaving their longtime indie label Kill Rock Stars, and has hopped on the Polyvinyl Records train. The California band is set to release their newest album, Deerhoof vs. Evil on January 25th. Joyful Noise will handle the cassette release (really? what is with the tapes everyone??).
In PV fashion, there will be some special things involving the new record. The label will be putting out a limited edition of 2,000 pink vinyl copies with the CD and Download versions. The tee shirt will also come with a download for it is as well.
You can listen to the first track on the label’s site titled “The Merry Barracks.” Head over to the Polyvinyl site to download the new track for free!
Deerhoof vs. Evil Tracklisting:
01 Qui Dorm, Només Somia
02 Behold a Marvel in the Darkness
03 The Merry Barracks
04 No One Asked to Dance
05 Let’s Dance the Jet
06 Super Duper Rescue Heads!
07 Must Fight Current
08 Secret Mobilization
09 Hey I Can
11 I Did Crimes for You
12 Almost Everyone, Almost Always
Remaining Deerhoof Tour Dates
10-11 Portland, ME – Space Gallery *^
10-12 Milford, CT – Daniel Street *^
10-13 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge ^
12-03-05 Minehead, England – All Tomorrow’s Parties
* with Xiu Xiu
^ with Father Murphy