Tuesday, March 22

“A little slash / a little burn / a little never to return" On @thaogetstaydown’s latest album "A Man Alive," Thao Nguyen sings about her father, who ducked out of Thao’s life around the time she was getting the hang of guitar as a kid. To record songs so personal, she sought help from her good friend, the acclaimed songwriter and producer Merrill Garbus (@tuneyards). The two musicians talk to @californiasunday about their collaboration and the near-telepathic quality of their friendship. Illustration by @hsiaoroncheng