We did not ever expect to get an email from Kill Rock Stars that had anything to do with GLEE. Then again, we did not ever expect to read a blog post from Le Tigre about Kathleen Hannah writing songs for Christina Aguilera. It's been that kind of month. Don't fight it -- just roll with it.
Above: new video for "Body" from THAO WITH THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN
Photo: David Brusie
On her new Kill Rock Stars release, Know Better Learn Faster, Thao Nguyen starts the song "Easy" with this line, spoken matter-of-factly: "Sad people dance too." That sentiment is also fitting for Nguyen's work in general. Her songs both deal with heartbreak and longing, but often to the strains of her catchy choruses and choppy, funky, and melodic guitar playing.