Thao and the Get Down Stay Down have announced they’re breaking up. In a statement posted on social media, the group says, “After over a decade of making music together, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down is dissolving. Thank you to all who have recorded and performed with us. Thao and Adam are each moving on to pursue other projects.” The band’s last album was 2020’s Temple.
Thao Nguyen first started the band in Falls Church, Virginia at William and Mary College before relocating to the Bay Area in Northern California. The only other consistent member of the band throughout their history has been Adam Thompson. The band released five albums together: 2008’s We Brave Bee Stings and All, 2009’s Know Better Learn Faster, 2013’s We The Common, 2016’s A Man Alive and 2020’s Temple.