Thao Love

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I am kind of not in the best of moods this evening…The kind of mood where you don’t really want to come near me because I just might snap. Don’t know why really…I think part of it is the weather in California right now, sunshine has the opposite effect on me than most. It has been like 75 degrees here the last week and there hasn’t been a cloud in the sky…It just pisses me off to look outside and see a brown layer of smog in the horizon…It isn’t pretty it is just gross and puts me in a foul mood. So I decided to just come home and throw on my headphones and zone out.

I am listening to the new album from singer songwriter, Thao Nguyen. We Brave Bee Stings and All is her second album and it is really a solid delight. A 11 track album filled with singer songwriter pop songs with a little bit of a folk undertone, good stuff indeed. And she does a lovely job of putting a smile on my face. :-)

A couple of my favorite tracks…

mp3:  Beat (Health , Life, and Fire)

mp3:   Travel

Thao on myspace

We Brave Bee Stings and All 2008 (Kill Rock Stars)

Album available HERE and HERE


9 Responses to “Thao Love”

  1. tad on February 11th, 2008 11:09 pm

    you beat me to it! :-)

    it’s funny, the endless sunshine bugs me too. i am so ready to move away from southern california but am unfortunately tied down for at least a few years. but y’know, “the grass is always greener…”…right?

  2. Pip on February 12th, 2008 8:33 am

    I like these a lot.

    Here’s to some gray days in the future. We can invent a rain dance. We’ll call it the Precipitation Nation, it’ll be a 2step so everyone can do it.

  3. CindyAdzuki on February 12th, 2008 2:22 pm

    Great tracks! Reminds me rhythmically of Modest Mouse…smog eh? I recall the time I visited Taiwan with my mom and stood atop a mountian looking over the quaint village of Fong-Yen and noticing the dense cloud of yellowish brownish smog covering the town below. Truly upsetting…

  4. tara on February 12th, 2008 8:56 pm

    we have winter colds/flu and it is freaking 80 out?

    i love this rachel-so so so much.

  5. Rachel on February 12th, 2008 10:09 pm

    Tad, I know I did beat you to it but I have been thinking of posting this for awhile now, but your thoughts on the album are always good to hear as well. :-)

    Pip, here is to cloudy days indeed!

    Cindy, glad you like the tracks! And smog is upsetting indeed it just makes me sad.

    Tara, hope you and and Kenna are feeling better. Love you!

  6. tara on February 13th, 2008 9:37 am

    oh its moved way past me and mckenna now.
    nate and anna have it too.

  7. Rachel on February 13th, 2008 11:04 am

    Awww :( That is not good news. Sickness travels like wild fire in that house.

  8. David on February 16th, 2008 4:56 am

    Ooooh smog not good, I guess it is much worse when the weather is HOT!? Hot + Smog would make me grumpy as hell too, but then sooo does UK weather in which,

    Its WET….. alot, Cold ….. alot, Cloudy…. alot, so come here and freeze your ass off alot ~:O)

    GREAT band and music.

    Hope this makes you smile has me in tears when watching it always.

  9. Rachel on February 18th, 2008 10:14 pm

    LOL Well that Peanut creature is just the oddest looking character I can’t help but laugh and smile. Thanks for that :)

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