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We Brave Bee Stings and All

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Download links and information about We Brave Bee Stings and All by Thao. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 35:38 minutes.

Artist: Thao
Release date: 2008
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 35:38
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Beat (Health, Life, and Fire) 2:31
2. Bag of Hammers 2:49
3. Big Kid Table 3:48
4. Swimming Pools 2:08
5. Geography 3:14
6. Feet Asleep 3:40
7. Yes, So On and So On 2:52
8. Fear and Convenience 4:03
9. Violet 2:44
10. Travel 1:47
11. We Go 2:34
12. You've Really Got a Hold On Me 3:28

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It’s inevitable that Thao (Nguyen) may be compared to Cat Power: both have unusual voices, able to conjure soulful chanteuses in smoky backrooms, delicately growling indie-folk discontent, or the aching mewl of the freshly wounded. On Thao’s second album, We Brave Bee Stings and All, the feel is one of childlike playfulness, with skipping, lighthearted arrangements belying the more somber content of her lyrics. Put on Bee Stings, produced by Tucker Martine (Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens), and enjoy the finger-snapping, banjos and trombones. “Beat (Health, Life and Fire)” opens the album with punchy, acoustic guitars and a marching snare drum, while Thao’s lilting vocals trill like a songbird about betrayal and disappointment.  “Bag of Hammers” is utterly charming, replete with tongue-clucking and maracas, serving to delay the revelation of the narrator’s intent with the subject at hand. Thao has a talented band on board, adding the expected as well as the unexpected (Wurlitzer piano, Hammond B3 organ, Marxaphone, melodica and more) to her own piano and guitar playing, and giving her songs a lively, full sound with varied textures. Her cover of The Beatles’ “You Really Got a Hold On Me” is languid and lovely, an ethereal pleasure.