MAITA covers Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's "Bag of Hammers" - the ninth track from Kill Rock Stars 30th anniversary covers series.
“Bag of Hammers” originally appeared on the 2008 album, We Brave Bee Stings and All (KRS481).
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down originate from Virginia and are based in San Francisco, California, fronted by Thao Nguyen.
Maria of MAITA states, “”Bag of Hammers” has been with me since the beginning of my journey into performing and songwriting. I recall myself, shaky and eighteen, watching Thao crackle to life on a Youtube video, in awe of her electricity. It has been a continuous pleasure to circle Thao's albums and performances over the years and was a natural choice to return to one of the songs that helped push me out the door in the first place."
Vocals - Maria Maita-Keppeler
Guitar - Matthew Zeltzer
Drums & piano - Cooper Trail
Bass - Nevada Sowle
Engineered by Nevada Sowle & Matthew Zeltzer
Mixed by Nevada Sowle & Matthew Zeltzer
Recorded at The Rope Room in Astoria, OR (Jan '21)
Mastered by Amy Dragon