by Steve Haruch
BOBBY and Led to Sea open that show, to which tickets are $12 in advance and $14 on the 14th.
Thao (Nguyen) is spending some time without The Get Down Stay Down and Mirah (Yom Tov Zeitlyn) is taking some time off from being just Mirah, and they've made a record together named after their first names, "with tUnE-YaRdS mastermind Merrill Garbus co-producing, guesting, and writing one song," as this here email says. The first track we got to hear was "How Dare You," which presents us with a nice sense of the give-and-take between the two as they trade verses and then intertwine voices on lovely oohs and the like. If you're a fan of either's solo work and, y'know, pop music in general, you should have a downright positive reaction to this song, otherwise I'm not sure what's wrong with you:
There's even some wobbly electronics in one part that, for a moment, remind me of a French Paddleboat song whose title escapes me. Anyway, if you like what you hear, go listen to the new album over at NPR.