Thais Perkins | Imaginary Elephants

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Imaginary Elephants

by Thais Perkins

Poetic, personal-as-political stories peppered with southern sweat told in the direct and crystal-clear voice of one of today's most promising northwest artists.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sunshine
3:23 $0.99
2. Dark Colors
7:32 $0.99
3. Spring
4:46 $0.99
4. Black Leather and Blue Tattoos
4:18 $0.99
5. Anywhere You Are
5:31 $0.99
6. Heat
3:53 $0.99
7. Underwear
2:34 $0.99
8. Secondhand
3:47 $0.99
9. Scared
4:09 $0.99
10. Let It Go
4:32 $0.99
11. Rain Song
2:58 $0.99
12. Marylin
2:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
Thaïs Perkins is a native of the Louisiana swampland, transplanted to Oregon soil.

She describes her music as "folk-rock with a tinge of the southern blues", and her songwriting is inclusive of everything from growing up in the American south to using cockroach infestations as a metaphor for obsession.

The combination of an elastic and pure soprano voice, quirky poetry and a guitar style that ranges from aggressively rhythmic to subtle and sparse makes this young songwriter one of the most promising new faces in the folk music community.

Thaïs placed as a 2000 Kerrville NewFolk Songwriting Competition Finalist with two songs from the new album, and performed as part of the Kerrville Folk Festival competition.

In her first year of application, she has performed at several festivals in the northwest, including Oregon Country Fair, the Oregon Folklife Festival, and the Tumbleweed Music Festival.

Thaïs released her first album Lampstand at age 19.

Since then she has established her own record label, DoDecaPus Records, and has released her second album Imaginary Elephants in 2000 at the ripe age of 22.

Her first album has consistently won CMJ's Folk Top Ten for KBVR Corvallis and her second has been requested for airplay by the stations throughout the United States and Europe.

Thais' third album, "Tactile", will be released in May 2002.



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Great Album!
I love this CD! It is soulful and warm and perfect for picking you up or letting you wallow. Put it on, grab a glass of wine and play Let It Go over and over! See Thais live if you can!

Ellyn Castro

Oh yeah!
This is a fabulous compilation of Thais' work. From the groove to the heart-aching ballads, this work is pure magic! Her voice has a wonderfully soothing quality, and her songwriting is a talent I have not encountered before. Check it out!!!


Love this album!
Thais is amazing. You will love her soulful and amazing music!


One of my favorite CD's
Thais is a wonderful songwriter and has a unique, beautiful voice. No other singer conveys the deep South and Louisiana so perfectly and with such memorable songs. It is heartfelt and worth your time--perfect music for humid summer nights, sunny afternoons on the porch, or long car trips in the moonlight. Love 'em all, but my faves are: Black Leather & Blue Tattoos, Underwear, Secondhand, Scared, Let it Go, Rain Song.