Archive | August, 2010

Most of All: Mirah and Thao

17 Aug

So, for those of you who don’t know, K Recs superstar Mirah and Kill Rock Stars phenom Thao ( of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down) have recently teamed up for a small bi-coastal tour of the U.S. This included a stint in Brooklyn and the Music Hall of Williamsburg that I was fortunate enough to see. I have to say the experience of being in the crowd as a huge fan of BOTH Mirah and Thao was a fairly interesting one. I felt like a lone purple dot in a sea of blues and reds, concert goers who were clearly inclined one way or another. Half the crowd would sing along with Mirah and half would dance along with Thao. I think it’s fair to say that both artists won over their fair share of the audience by the end and it was quite a testament to both of their musical prowess.

Since then I have been geeking out a little bit at the memory of this potent combination of performers, and I’ll admit it, have spent a few hours perusing through youtube videos of the two. In so doing I stumbled upon some hopeful evidence to suggest that this may not be the last of them together that we see. The video below is of the two performing a song Thao wrote as a duet after their tour.  It works wonderfully I think, and makes me all tingly and happy.  So enjoy!   More to come once I’m stateside again.


Lovers On The Horizon

12 Aug

Hey all, sorry for the prolonged absence – moving and summer proved to be pretty distracting. But I am back and there are loads of interesting and exciting musical things happening out there right now! Not the least of which is the news that one of my favorite bands Lovers (whom I fell in love with last year) are preparing to release a new full-length this October. While new material is always thrill-worthy, I can’t help but be especially pumped in this case, considering that the shift in sound that made a bunch of people turn their heads and take notice on I Am The West was recorded without current band members Kerby Ferris and Emily Kingan. To say that the addition of these two reinvented the band would be an understatement and it’ll be great to hear their contributions fully incorporated into the new recordings.

So far I have been able to find 2 tracks from the new album, “Figure 8” (seen above) which theyve been playing live for over a year now, and “Boxer” which I just might be addicted to now and can be found on their myspace page. For those interested stay tuned to the Willamette Weekly music blog Local Cut, which looks to be slowly releasing more tracks as the release date nears. Currently entitled “Dark Light” it should drop on October 12 on Badman records.  It appears they are also gearing up for a tour of both coasts at least to promote the new disk so keep your eyes peeled.  Updates to follow as they become available.