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Big Thief - Out Now on Limited Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD & Digital
Big Thief : Out Now on Limited Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl, CD & Digital
3rd May 2019

Big Thief’s brilliant new album, U.F.O.F., is released today.

Available to buy on limited orange vinyl, black vinyl, CD and stream here +

"A reminder of how fleeting yet beautiful life is, and an appeal to make the most of it." 
The Independent **** (Album of the Week)
“A collection of gentle folk that seems dazed by its own exquisite beauty.” 
The Guardian ****
"A record full of striking transitions and lucid dreaming." - MOJO ****
"A profound and poised third album." Record Collector ****
"There's a mystical bind to U.F.O.F. that grips the listener and never lets go." - Uncut (9/10)
"Their most stylistically ambitious record yet." - Loud And Quiet (9/10)
“Consistently soothing and soft.” ​​​​​​​- The Line Of Best Fit (8/10)
“A restless record that refuses to sit still.” - Clash (8/10)

Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums) have spent the last 4 years on an incessant world tour, winning the devotion of an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding audience.  Their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), have been analysed, wept to, danced to, critically applauded, imitated, hummed idly, and shouted out loud.  They have sound-tracked crowded restaurants, difficult conversations, cowboy bars, yoga classes, night drives, and lonely bedrooms.

U.F.O.F. was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios.  In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their previous albums.  Having already lived these songs on tour, they were relaxed and ready to experiment.  The raw material came quickly.  Some songs were written only hours before recording and stretched out instantly, first take, vocals and all.

Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this,” says Lenker; “If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.”

The band celebrate the release of U.F.O.F. with sold out headline shows in Los Angeles and New York this weekend, before heading to Europe.  You can find all upcoming international shows below.

3rd - The Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles CA, US **SOLD OUT**
5th - Elsewhere, Brooklyn NY, US **SOLD OUT**
18th -  Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK **SOLD OUT**
19th - SWG3, Glasgow, UK [TICKETS]
21st - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland [TICKETS]
22nd - The Ritz, Manchester, UK [TICKETS]
23rd - Roundhouse, London, UK [TICKETS]
24th - SWX, Bristol, UK [TICKETS]
26th - Cambridge Junction, Cambridge, UK [TICKETS]
27th - Trabendo, Paris, France [TICKETS]
28th - Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium **SOLD OUT**
30th - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain [TICKETS]
31st - This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes, France [TICKETS]

2nd - Best Kept Secret, Amsterdam, Netherlands [TICKETS]
3rd - 6th - Beaches Brew Festival, Marina di Ravenna, Italy [TICKETS]
3rd - Lido, Berlin, Germany **SOLD OUT**
4th - Bogen F, Zurich, Switzerland [TICKETS]
8th - NOS Privavera Sound, Porto, Portugal [TICKETS]

6th - 10th - Oya Festival, Oslo, Norway [TICKETS]
8th - Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark [TICKETS]
7th-13th - Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary
9th-11th - Flow Festival, Helsinki, Finland 
14th-17th - La Route Du Rock Festival, Saint-Malo, France
15th - 18th - Green Man Festival, Wales, UK [TICKETS]
16th - Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt, Belgium [TICKETS]

9th - Brooklyn Steel, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
10th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
11th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US [TICKETS]
12th - Higher Ground, South Burlington VT, US [TICKETS]
13th - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA, US [TICKETS]
15th - La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada [TICKETS]
16th - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, Canada [TICKETS]
17th - Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US
18th - Metro, Chicago IL, US [TICKETS]
19th - The Sylvee, Madison, WI, US
21st - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US [TICKETS]
24th - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US [TICKETS]
25th - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada [TICKETS]
26th - Moore Theatre, Seattle WA, US [TICKETS]
28th - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US [TICKETS]
30th - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, US

1st - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US [TICKETS]
2nd - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US [TICKETS]
4th - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin TX, US [TICKETS]
5th - Trees, Dallas TX, US [TICKETS]
7th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, US [TICKETS]
8th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC, US [TICKETS]
9th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US [TICKETS]
10th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US [TICKETS]
11th - The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus , OH, US