RIYL: Julien Baker, Soccer Mommy, CocoRosie, Phoebe Bridgers
Barely four months after their major breakout album U.F.O.F.¬†seized our ears and gripped our hearts, Brookyln’s Big Thief are back with another full-length, 10 brand new songs soused in haunting, ethereal folk allure. Adrianne Lenker’s shivering vocal delivery is still the group’s most potent weapon, but the importance of Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia cannot be ignored.¬† All four are undoubtedly skilled players, but their willingness to explore uncharted experimental waters has driven them to the forefront of the genre and changed what the term ‘indie folk’ could actually mean.
Listen to first single Not below and grab the ‘desert peach’ colorway after the ‘buy’ link.¬† Plenty of copies should end up at your local record stores, but 4AD sometimes includes cool little surprised if you purchase with them. If you bought U.F.O.F. through their online store, you received THIS mysterious unmarked 7″ in the mail months later with no explanation.¬† I love when record labels go above and beyond the typical customer experience. Here’s to hoping for many more Big Thief/4AD collaborations.
With raw power and intimacy, Two Hands folds itself gracefully into Big Thief‚Äôs impressive discography. This body of work grows deeper and more inspiring with each new album.
Available on limited indie-exclusive desert peach vinyl.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive