See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Mix and Match Faces in Playful 'Holy Roller' Video

San Fran folkies announce U.S. summer tour

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Thao Nguyen drafted This American Life's Ira Glass and comedian John Hodgman to sing along in the video for "We the Common [for Valerie Bolden]," and the singer-songwriter has followed up that clip with another lip sync-heavy short, this time for "Holy Roller." The song was the first that Nguyen wrote for We the Common, her third album with backing band the Get Down Stay Down, and the video, directed by Mimi Cave, features a cast of performers, Nguyen included. The bunch, of all colors and creeds, sing the tune and mug for the camera as their eye and mouths get swapped around cut-and-paste style.

The band will embark on a U.S. tour later this month. Find out when they'll be in your hood below.

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down 2013 tour dates:

May 25 - Denver, CO @ Magness Arena
May 29 - San Francisco, CA @ 826 Valencia Spring Luncheon
July 21 - Rochester, MN @ Mayo Park
July 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
July 24 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
July 25 - New York, NY @ RiverRocks (Pier 84)
July 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
July 27 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
July 28 - Charleston, WV @ Mountain Stage/Culture Center Theater
July 30 - Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre
August 9-11 - San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 16 - Milwaukee, WI @ Lebowski Fest
August 17 - Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
August 19 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
August 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
August 21 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café
August 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom
August 23 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
August 31 - Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
October 4-6 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival

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