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June 30 2016

Big Thief “Masterpiece” out now!


A record that seems to be close to many peoples hearts right now is Big Thief’s “Masterpiece”. Current single Paul is absolutely beautiful.  https://soundcloud.com/saddlecreek/big-thief-paul
Big Thief’s music, rooted in the songs of Adrianne Lenker, paints in vivid tones “the process of harnessing pain, loss and love – while simultaneously letting go, looking into your own eyes through someone else’s, and being okay with the inevitability of death.”says Adrianne.
Masterpiece‘, Big Thief’s debut album, is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne’s voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight. In her words, the record tracks “the masterpiece of existence, which is always folding into itself, people attempting to connect, to both shake themselves awake and to shake off the numbness of certain points in their life.The interpretations might be impressionistic or surrealistic, but they’re grounded in simple things.”
Every once in a while, a band comes along that leaves expectations, cynicism, and emotional distance ruined in a heap on the floor. Brooklyn’s Big Thief is that band. To hear songwriter Adrianne Lenker’s lilting narratives and twisted, fuzzy guitars is to love them. Lenker’s lyrical storytelling is equally grounded and autobiographical as it is surreal and cabalistic.
Adrianne met her long time musical partner, guitarist and singer Buck Meek in Brooklyn a few years ago, and they quickly formed a creative bond tempered by the experience of traveling and performing for months on end in old dive bars, yards, barns, and basements together. They recorded a pair of duo albums (A-Sides and B-Sides), and Adrianne showcased her songs on a solo album ‘Hours Were The Birds‘.
Now, a full rock and roll band – with Buck on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums – brings a steady wildness, giving the songs an even deeper layer of nostalgia.
After spending last July in a studio on Lake Champlain with producer Andrew Sarlo, the resulting collection soars on what Big Thief fan Sharon Van Etten calls “Some of the most compelling songs I’ve heard in a long time… songs that take you on a real journey, with intelligent stories and twist-and-turn melodies.”
You can buy from the spunk shop for $10 or from i tunes, JB Hi Fi and selected indies!