Thao Nguyen (of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down) and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (of… Mirah) may prefer to write and record by a single name (hey, it’s worked wonders for that Prince guy, and Donovan ain’t gonna be hittin’ ya up for bus fare anytime soon), but they’ve decided two heads are better than one when it comes to a collaborative LP and brief tour. The self-titled debut LP will see release on April 26, care of Kill Rock Stars, and will include songwriting contributions from both musicians. The album was co-produced by pal Merrill Garbus who also guests on the LP.
Kill Rock Stars gushes, “The album is a collection of songs from two distinctly different, highly respected songwriters, threaded and woven together with the creative energy and freedom of collaboration. Such freedom allowed for varied and rewarding levels of innovation, and a determination to keep the music-making as in-house as possible: both Thao and Mirah assume many of the instrumentation duties: from drums and bottles to slide guitar and knee caps. All songs maintain the writers’ shared gifts: profound emotional poignancy with lyrics and melodies to match and stay with you.” Top that, Drake!
You can check out a track from the forthcoming album, “Eleven,” right here.
05.01.11 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
05.02.11 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho
05.03.11 - Oakland, CA - The New Parish
05.05.11 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore
05.06.11 - Bellingham, WA - Western Washington University
05.07.11 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile
05.08.11 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
05.09.11 - Olympia, WA - The Northern