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.
LISTEN TO IT!