Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
's A Man Alive
was possibly one of the most underrated albums of 2016. They just released a video for one of its tracks, "Meticulous Bird," and Thao Nguyen is bursting with vigor and rhythm. With the two leads mainly being her vocal and a massive beat, every little detail is percussive and actually feels meticulous. Every instrument feels like it has been strategically placed as it slowly builds into different vibes - funky bass, then gritty synths, etc. "We ate like birds, seeds and things / Hunting only for seasoning,"
Nguyen sings, creepily crawling into an even darker tone.
Also check out our concert with Thao with The Get Down Stay Down at First Unitarian Church: