Let’s Backstroke.

Thao Nyugen is all carefree spirit. She’s a cool breeze, that’s more like a delightful gust. Thao’s sound is totally unique in it’s ability to transform chirping words into whirring sentences. It’s brilliant and cheery and I have been dying to hear more from her since the release of Know Better Learn Faster in October of 2009. Thao and her two bandmates produce the kind of music that makes a robust statement without over powering the listener, combining the intimate with the expressive. I think her ability to turn one word into three transports the listener on a unique journey through pop stylings of the steel guitar and hand percussions. I am posting “When We Swam” from KBLF album because it’s one of her more brash yet jaunty tunes….perfect for hump day.


When We Swam, Know Better Learn Faster, Thao


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s