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Watch Thao And The Get Down Stay Down mix handclaps with women's prison references in a new video

Out a week ago today, Thao And The Get Down Stay Down’s We The Common is pretty great. That’s why The A.V. Club is pleased to host a new clip of the band playing the record’s title track during a recent YoursTru.ly session. The track, which was inspired by frontwoman Thao Nguyen’s visit to a women’s prison, features a choir cooing backup “oohs,” wood blocks, handclaps, and plenty of chill basement band attitude.

Thao And The Get Down Stay Down will also be touring this spring. Check out a full list of dates below.

March 1—Blue Lamp—Sacramento, California
March 2—Great American Music Hall—San Francisco, California*
March 5—Doug Fir Lounge—Portland, Oregon
March 6—Fortune Sound Club—Vancouver, British Columbia*
March 7—Neumos—Seattle, Washington*
March 8—Neurolux—Boise, Idaho*
March 9—Urban Lounge—Salt Lake City, Utah*
March 11—Larimer Lounge—Denver, Colorado*
March 16—Fitzgerald’s—Houston, Texas*
March 17—One Eyed Jacks—New Orleans, Louisiana*
March 18—Smith’s Olde Bar—Atlanta, Georgia*
March 19—Grey Eagle—Asheville, North Carolina*
March 20—Black Cat—Washington, DC*
March 22—Bowery Ballroom—New York, New York*
March 23—Underground Arts—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania*
March 24—The Sinclair—Cambridge, Massachusetts*
March 27—Lee’s Palace—Toronto, Ontario*
March 28—The Ark—Ann Arbor, Michigan*
March 29—Lincoln Hall—Chicago, Illinois*
March 30—Turner Hall—Milwaukee, Wisconsin*
March 31—Majestic Theater—Madison, Wisconsin*
April 1—Cedar Cultural Center—Minneapolis, Minnesota*
April 2—Mission Creek Festival—Iowa City, Iowa*
April 3—Record Bar—Kansas City, Missouri*
April 5—Launchpad—Albuquerque, New Mexico*
April 6—Crescent Ballroom—Phoenix, Arizona*
April 7—The Casbah—San Diego, California*
April 8—Troubadour—Los Angeles, California*
* with Sallie Ford And The Sound Outside


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