I've been looking forward to hearing some of the recordings that Thao and Mirah have been working on together, and the recent leak of their track with tUnE-yArDs's Merrill Garbus suggests that the pair have plugged into something great. 'Eleven' is an upbeat, joyous party of mismatched percussion and overlapping vocals, with their unique voices melding and dancing across bright beats and a menagerie of instruments, repeating "My love is love, it won't go away".
Thao (Nguyen, of my beloved Thao With the Get Down Stay Down) and singer-songwriter Mirah are both artists on the revolutionary Kill Rock Stars roster, and after teaming up for a tour last year the pair decided to work on some songs. The result of which, the self-titled Thao & Mirah, will be released on 26th April on KRS.
You can listen to 'Eleven' over on Pitchfork.