Thao & The Get Down Stay Down will release their fifth album, Temple, on May 15 via Ribbon Music. Thao co-produced the record with bandmate Adam Thompson; it marks the first one she's made since coming out as queer to her family. “I have divided myself into so many selves. I am nervous, but hopeful that in belonging to myself, I can still belong to my family, and my Vietnamese community, especially the elders," Thao says. “I believe that shame has made my work more general, when I’ve always wanted to be specific. This record is about me finally being specific. If you listen to my music, I want you to know who you are dealing with.” The first single is Temple's title track and comes with a video made by Johnny Look. You can watch that below.

Thao will be on tour this summer beginning in Tacoma, WA on June 17 and running through August 11 in Salt Lake City, UT, stopping in many North American cities in between. The NYC show happens July 28 at Webster Hall. Tickets to that show, and all dates on the tour, go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 AM local, with artist presales starting Wednesday (3/11) at 10 AM.

TEMPLE tracklist:
1. Temple
2. Phenom
3. Lion on the Hunt
4. Pure Cinema
5. Marauders
6. How Could I
7. Disclaim
8. Rational Animal
9. I’ve Got Something
10. Marrow

THAO & THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN - 2020 TOUR DATES
April 8 —Eugene, OR —Sessions Music Hall
June 17—Tacoma, WA—Alma Mater
June 18—Vancouver, BC—Imperial
June 19—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre
June 20—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
June 22—Sacramento, CA—Harlow’s
June 24—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up Tavern
June 25—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram Ballroom
June 26—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram Ballroom
June 27—San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
July 15—Minneapolis, MN—Fine Line
July 16—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall
July 18—St Louis, MO — Ready Room
July 19—Nashville, TN—Mercy Lounge
July 21—Cincinnati, OH—The Woodward Theater
July 22—Millvale, PA—Mr. Smalls Theatre
July 23—Toronto, ON—Longboat Hall
July 24—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Ballroom
July 25—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club
July 28—New York, NY—Webster Hall
July 29—Philadelphia, PA—Underground Arts
July 30—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
July 31—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
August 1—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West
August 2—Birmingham, AL—Saturn
August 4—Houston, TX—Studio at Warehouse Live
August 5—Austin, TX—Emo’s
August 6—Dallas, TX—Trees
August 7—Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theatre
August 8—Kansas City, MO—Grinders at XRDS
August 10—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
August 11—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room