Equal parts Regina Spektor and Tegan & Sara, Mirah & Thao are the hottest musical marriage of the year. Capable of taking indie-rock to new heights with slow-building rhythmic melodies and unique emotional nuances most artists can only envy, these are two badass ladies. Their debut album, "Thao & Mirah" was released last week and I can't think of a more promising debut. Two immediate standouts were "Rubies & Rocks" and "Little Cup".
Rubies and Rocks
With a booming brass section and bold lyricism to boot, it's hard to resist M&T's eclectic charm.
i never wanted to stop, stop, stop
just wanted to roll, roll, roll
you kept it hot, hot, hot
you knew how to hold me
but that would not hold
An impressively delicate but carefully arranged moment of love lost, presented with slow-building orchestration and a beautiful beat.
i chose the strangest little cup
to drink you from and stir you up
you were beautiful it's true
and all i ever wanted was
to be good to you