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Big Thief announce new album Two Hands, share lead single “Not”: Stream

Plus, new tour dates to support the follow-up to this summer's U.F.O.F.

Big Thief Two Hands Not New Album song stream tour dates
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    Big Thief dropped their latest album, U.F.O.F., only a few months back, but they’re already announcing a follow-up. The indie folk favorites will release Two Hands on October 11th via 4AD. As a first listen, they’ve shared the lead single “Not”.

    Whereas May’s U.F.O.F. absorbed the lush greenery of the Washington state woods that surrounded the recording sessions, Two Hands is said to reflect the orange desert landscape around Texas’ Sonic Ranch. In fact, the new effort is considered “the earth twin” to the previous LP’s “celestial twin,” its content focused on “the very real dangers that face our planet.”

    The Sonic Ranch sessions were recorded live, sans overdubs, with the musicians situated as close together as possible. This led to a more intimate affair, one singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker says produced “the songs that I’m the most proud of.” She continued in a press statement, “I can imagine myself singing them when I’m old. Musically and lyrically, you can’t break it down much further than this. It’s already bare-bones.”

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    “Not” showcases this raw style. Lenker’s voice is more visceral than ever, melodic howls and growls cutting the crackling air above vibrating instrumentation. You can almost picture the band sitting around a microphone together, pushing each other further with their increasingly aggressive performances. Take a listen below.

    Pre-orders for Two Hands are going on now. A limited edition desert peach vinyl is available through 4D, Big Thief’s webstore, and indie retailers.

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    Two Hands Artwork:

    big thief two hands album cover artworkTwo Hands Tracklist:
    01. Rock and Sing
    02. Forgotten Eyes
    03. The Toy
    04. Two Hands
    05. Those Girls
    06. Shoulders
    07. Not
    08. Wolf
    09. Replaced
    10. Cut My Hair

    To support Two Hands, Big Thief have expanded their upcoming tour itinerary. The new shows are set for winter 2020 across Europe, following a previously announced fall North American run. Find the band’s full schedule below, and get tickets here.

    Big Thief 2019-2020 Tour Dates:
    08/14 – Saint-malo, FR @ Route du Rock
    08/16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
    08/17 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
    08/19 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
    10/9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    10/10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    10/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    10/12 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
    10/13 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
    10/15 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
    10/16 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    10/17 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
    10/18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    10/19 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
    10/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    10/24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    10/25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    10/26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
    10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    10/29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
    10/30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
    11/01 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
    11/02 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
    11/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
    11/05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
    11/07 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    11/08 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
    11/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    11/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    11/11 – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
    02/17 – Lisbon, PT @ LAV
    02/18 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
    02/19 – Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
    02/20 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2 de Apolo
    02/22 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
    02/23 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
    02/24 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
    02/25 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
    02/27 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
    02/29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
    03/01 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
    03/02 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruitmarket
    03/05 – Brussels, BE @ AB Ballroom
    03/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    03/07 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
    03/08 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
    03/09 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
    03/11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Main Hall
    03/12 – Gotheburg, SE @ Pustervik
    03/13 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
    03/14 – Olso, NO @ Rockefeller
    03/15 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall

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