No lyrics posted anywhere for this one yet, sorry, but take a listen. If you listen to the music and don't listen for lyrics much, this song sounds upbeat and light, her guitar sparkles, and there is kind of a poppy calypso folk thing going on. But listen to the lyrics, and you get a contrast - she's balled up in someone's front yard, with only a bag of hammers and her manners. Yes, she's sold everything else, and is now left alone. Thao, it seems, is post-breakup, and it sucks. A couple favorite lines, as I hear them: "There's a hole in your head, spilled your thoughts on the floor" and "As sharp as I sting, as sharp as I sing, it just soothes you, doesn't it? Like a lick of ice cream."
Listen to the tune:
Like it? Watch this video of Thao interviewing herself and see the charming music video for "Bag of Hammers", sponsored by record label Kill Rock Stars.
Love it? Lucky you! The band is touring this spring. For those of you rollin' with me in the Mpls/St. Paul area, the Triple Rock Social Club is hosting Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, with Xiu Xiu (which should prove to be awesomely weird). The Triple Rock is a great place to see a show, and this will be no exception!
|Triple Rock Social Club w/ Xiu Xiu||Minneapolis, Minn|
Live elsewhere? For other tour dates and more info, visit: http://www.thaomusic.com/