Thao Nguyen

Thao Nguyen and her band the Get Down Stay Down is getting tons of buzz (from Nina Garcia, even) for her brand of poppy folk and introspective lyrics.

Her songs are surprisingly palatable for a Kill Rock Stars artist. Are indie chanteuses like St. Vincent and Feist the new generation of riot grrrls?

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