Thao and Mirah first came to my attention through the multiple live video sessions I had seen them in. Mainly, their videos on Yours Truly, had caught my attention. They are both intriguing characters and I enjoyed watched them harmonize on their creative indie-folk-pop orchestrations. However, when they enlisted Merril Garbus, the mastermind behind the amazing musical experience that is the Tune-yards, to help them record their album, they introduced a whole new sonic atmosphere to their music. Garbus brought out elements in the music that could not be experienced through their live sessions. This is what caught me so off guard. I was prepared for a very spacey folk album with dense harmonies and fluttery guitar. Something along the lines of Mountain Man, or Low. What I found was an extremely entertaining album full of creative percussion, driving rhythms, and really just enjoyable sounds on nearly every song. Its always a good sing when I can’t decide which song from an album to post, and such is the case with this album. Their are so many good tracks on this 12-song album, so I strongly urge you to procure this album in any way you see fit. You will not regret it. Its just an extremely interesting album and I have been thoroughly entertained by it since I first listened.
How Dare You[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ThaoAndMirah/07-HowDareYou.mp3]
Sugar and Plastic (alternate)[audio http://www.archive.org/download/ThaoAndMirah/12-SugarAndPlasticalternate.mp3]
Thanks and enjoy and thanks.