You know we love Thao lots. Time is short this afternoon, but we're thrilled to offer the news that Thao and her band The Get Down Stay Down will release Know Better Learn Faster on October 13, 2009 (Kill Rock Stars). This will be the follow up to their amazing debut We Brave Bee Stings and All which ranked on almost everyone's end of '08 lists. Cannot wait to hear this. Album guests include Andrew Bird, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper, Laura Veirs, Nathan Crockett of Horse Feathers, and close friend and new 4AD artist Tune-Yards. From the press release:
With super-producer and friend Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Bill Frisell, Jim James) again at the helm, Know Better Learn Faster perfectly captures the band as their more mature, tastefully raucous, subdued and musically adventurous selves. Honed, trimmed and tightened over the last year and a half of constant touring, the now-trio delivers Thao’s cleverly crafted and emotionally evocative songs with vibrant, innovative instrumentation, incredible energy and a still-acutely-solid sense of what sounds good. The new batch of songs spans all genres and influences, all the while staying faithful to their distinct style, sharp wit, and the infectious and enamoring exuberance of their renowned live shows.