Thao Nguyen

Sasquatch! 2016: SPIN Portraits of Rudimental, Frightened Rabbit, and More

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, SPIN was on site at the Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Toyota Music Den, where we invited many of the fest's best and brightest…
Drew Fortune / June 1, 2016

Carrie Brownstein Trades Bars With Tegan & Sara on ‘Go Forth, Feminist Warriors’

The ever-excellent Rookie Mag has accomplished a helluva feat — they set out to create their very own "We Are the World," and succeeded handily.
Chris Martins / February 1, 2014

See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Triumph Through ‘We the Common’

Earlier this year, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down released their third album, We the Common, a 12-track platter stuffed with highlights. There's the twangy "Holy Roller," the…
Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

Hi, We’re in San Francisco: SPIN’s Outside Lands Soundwave Podcast

For the newest installment of SPIN's Soundwave festival podcast series, Chris Martins rendezvoused with moombahton genius Dillon Francis and Thao & the Get Down Stay…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2013

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

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…
Kyle McGovern / May 22, 2013

See Thao & the Get Down Stay Down Lip Sync With Ira Glass for ‘We the Common’ Video

Back in January, SPIN premiered Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's "We the Common [For Valerie Bolden]," the slightly synth-infused folk-rock anthem that opens…
Kyle McGovern / April 11, 2013

Hear Joanna Newsom Join Thao & the Get Down Stay Down For ‘Kindness Be Conceived’

In comes another treat from the highly promising February 5 Thao & the Get Down Stay Down album, We the Common. In October we got our…
Chris Martins / January 25, 2013

Hear Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s Singularly Anthemic ‘We the Common’

Back in October we heard the quaint and bluesy first taste from We the Common, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's forthcoming third album.
Chris Martins / January 9, 2013

Hear Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s Spirited ‘Holy Roller’

"I am a woman of leisure," Thao Nguyen begins on "Holy Roller," the first song she wrote for upcoming third album with the Get Down…
Marc Hogan / October 25, 2012

Hot New Band: Portland Cello Project

The Portland Cello Project is a rotating cast of 8-16 classically trained cellists known for mixing Salt 'n' Pepa with Bach and providing the lush…
Anna Hyclak / July 6, 2009