Here’s a never-before-seen video interview with Thao and Mirah, shot during last year’s Noise Pop, where the duo discussed their collaboration and mentioned the plan to record an album together.
We’ve known about this collaboration for awhile. There was a Noise Pop 2010 show. There was a tour. There was a beautiful Yours Truly video. There was promise of recorded works from the duo with some help from tUnE-yArDs at a local recording studio.
Last year, Thao Nguyen, leader of Thao With the Get Down Stay Down, and singer-songwriter Mirah, linked up for a tour. And now, the two have joined forces to release an album as Thao & Mirah. On April 26, Kill Rock Stars will release the duo’s self-titled debut.
The duo recorded the album in a two-week period, with tUnE-YaRdS mastermind Merrill Garbus co-producing, guesting, and writing one song. Various Bay Area musicians also helped out on the record, and we’ve got the tracklist below.
Both Thao and Mirah work with Air Traffic Control, an organization that helps musicians with social advocacy. When the album comes out and they start touring behind it, they’ll team up with Air Traffic Control to promote social causes while on the road.
Thao & Mirah:
03 Little Cup
04 Rubies and Rocks
06 Spaced Out Orbit
07 How Dare You
08 Sugar and Plastic
09 Likable Man