Thao Nguyen Gets Down with the Indie Scene

June 3, 2008

Nguyen, a William and Mary grad (Sociology and Women's Studies), sings and plays acoustic guitar on the band's latest album "We Brave Bee Stings and All." The instrumentation is upbeat and Nguyen's voice is reminiscent of Cat Power, but decidedly less sedated.

Check out the band's video for "Bag of Hammers," a song so ridiculously catchy, you'll be humming it all day even if you don't know the words (I know from experience).

Thao Nguyen and The Get Down Stay Down are currently on tour with Rilo Kiley.


Sylvie Kim

contributing editor & blogger

Sylvie Kim is a contributing editor at Hyphen. She previously served as Hyphen's blog coeditor with erin Khue Ninh, film editor, and blog columnist.

She writes about gender, race, class and privilege in pop culture and media (fun fun fun!) at and at SF Weekly's The Exhibitionist blog. Her work has also appeared on Racialicious and Salon.