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Big Thief
U.F.O.F.

Those of you that worried Big Thief were over when Adrianne Lenker released her solo album last year worry no more. Firstly, she’s done that before y’know, and secondly, here’s the band’s third album U.F.O.F.  Apparently the last F stands for friend as if that info means it make sense. Anyway, you know this lot are a decent band - they’ve shown it twice before, so let’s not let an album title get between us and the music! LP and CD on 4AD.

Buck Meek
Buck Meek

Big Thief’s co-founder and lead guitarist Buck Meek quietly released a solo album in the early summer of 2018. Now, the self-titled effort receives a re-issue as a result of the Brooklyn quartet’s success this year, and shares the same kind of emotional tension and openness to Big Thief’s music. 

Big Thief
Two Hands

"I have two hands" - the words of synth wizard Viv Savage. Big Thief are the latest band to do that 'record two albums at the same time' thing  - see also Beach House. So if you bought this years U.F.O.F and are still enjoying it then you can move seemlessly into its sister album. Basically it seems where U.F.O.F was wet then Two Hands is dry both in the weather conditions at recording time and in the sound produced. Here the songs were recorded live with few overdubs as the band showcased their latest batch of songs with a no frills, bone dry approach.  
  • Vinyl LP (4AD0180LPXE)
  • Preorder now (ships on release)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition

Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek
A Sides and B Sides

Big Thief duo Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek bring together their 2014 EPs A-Sides and B-Sides on one slab o’ wax/disc o’ polycarbonate. Anyone who copped the records when they first saw light of day will know that these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for. For those who're new here - these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for.

Adrianne Lenker
Hours Were The Birds

Adrianne Lenker has been causing a stir with her stunning voice and songs with Brooklyn-based indie/folk band Big Thief. In 2013, prior to her hooking up with them, she lived in Minneapolis and recorded an album called Hours Were The Birds. The album features just Lenker’s voice and guitar and was mixed by Andrew Sarlo who would also be the man in the chair for subsequent Big Thief albums, Masterpiece and Capacity. LP and CD on Saddle Creek.

Adrianne Lenker
Abysskiss

A collection of new and unforgotten songs from Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker. The songs on Abysskiss are much more intimate than those Lenker plays with her band, giving us a more complete vision of her abilities as a songwriter. The guitar playing is plaintive and tender, and her singing is warm and welcoming. On Saddle Creek.

Big Thief
Capacity

Brooklynite 4-piece Big Thief bring us their eagerly anticipated sophomore full-length release, Capacity. Adrianne Lenker's songwriting is concerned with identity and the many faces we present as women and men. The band continue to train ever brighter lights upon the wonders of the world, while drilling down into the darker recesses of the human condition. That's deep. LP and CD on Saddle Creek.

Big Thief
Mythological Beauty

Apparently finding its way on 'countless Best of 2016 lists', this two track release from Big Thief is their first of 2017 and is available on a limited pressing, yellow vinyl 7". Other than containing some decent music, the vinyl is very aesthetically pleasing and a great addition to any collection - if colour is your thing. Limited to 700 copies and released on Saddle Creek. 

Big Thief
Dandelion

Dandelion is an excellent taster for (or bonus to, depending on your perspective) the debut album by Big Thief, Masterpiece. The band centres around the core partnership of guitarist Buck Meek and songwriter Adrianne Lenker, and the two songs they present on this 7” are rich in sound, arrangement and humanity. Released by Saddle Creek.

Big Thief
Masterpiece

Big Thief is the next evolution of the music of Adrianne Lenker, drawing in her long-term creative collaborator Buck Meek and, for the first time, a regular rhythm section. Masterpiece (a bold title eh?) has the relaxed, guitar-led swagger of so much 90’s alt-rock, and Lenker’s songs manage to be instantly memorable. Released by Saddle Creek.