Thao & the Get Down Stay Down

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
have announced details of their new album. It's titled A Man Alive, and will be released March 4 via Ribbon Music. The record was produced by Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs and it explores some new sounds. Thao says, "I wanted A Man Alive to be beat- and bass-driven--rather than guitar-based--extending and elaborating upon the hip-hop influences of the previous record. A Man Alive is more instrumental, more riff- and loop-centric, and has more manipulated sounds." The album was also inspired largely by Thao's volunteer work with the California Coalition for Women's Prisoners. You can check out the spirited first single, "Nobody Dies," below.

You can catch Thao & the Get Down Stay Down on their 2016 tour in the spring of 2016, including a NYC show at Webster Hall on April 13 with Saintseneca and Little Scream. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below...


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Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - 2016 Tour Dates
December 31 San Francisco, CA The Masonic*
March 25 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
March 26 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre
March 27 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt
March 30 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café†
March 31 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall†
April 1 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall†
April 2 St. Louis, MO The Ready Room†
April 3 Louisville, KY Headliners†
April 5 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle†
April 6 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
April 7 Cincinnati, OH Woodward Theater†
April 8 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre†
April 9 Toronto, ON Adelaide Hall‡
April 11 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground Ballroom‡
April 12 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair‡
April 13 New York, NY Webster Hall§
April 15 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club§
April 16 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts§
April 17 Richmond, VA The Broadberry‡
April 18 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle‡
April 20 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
April 21 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
April 22 Houston, TX Warehouse Live Studio
April 23 Austin, TX The Mohawk
April 24 Dallas, TX Trees
April 26 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
April 27 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
April 28 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
April 29 Los Angeles, CA The Regent Theatre

*with The Decemberists
†with Saintseneca
‡with Little Scream
§with Saintseneca and Little Scream