Big Thief - Two Hands

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be guided by the capitalized-“A” stylization: https://www.discogs.com/release/12550569-Stages-Of-The-Sun/images

morrisp, Monday, 23 March 2020 14:24 (one year ago) link

!!!

O_o

This is some Y Kant AdriAnne Read shit right there

rawdogging the pandemic (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 23 March 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

www.AdriAnne.com is still under her control!

morrisp, Monday, 23 March 2020 23:35 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

A batch of recent demos on sale, to benefit their road crew: https://bigthief.bandcamp.com/album/demos-vol-1-topanga-canyon-ca-feb-2018

morrisp, Friday, 17 April 2020 03:46 (one year ago) link

One more: https://bigthief.ffm.to/loveinmine

“We all felt this song was one of the strongest
songs/captures in the Two Hands batch but we could never quite get it to fit in a sequence. Happy to be sharing it now”

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:29 (one year ago) link

definitely too straightforwardly pretty for the album. splendid as a standalone single though

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 15:46 (one year ago) link

this sounds like a christine fleetwood mac song, its v v v good

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 16:34 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/XF9HQCQ.jpg

these twitter culture wars are outta control :(

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 21:48 (one year ago) link

#bigthiefisoverparty

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 21:48 (one year ago) link

It was just a matter of time

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 8 May 2020 21:52 (one year ago) link

I think we may be getting a few new albums soon, guys: www.instagram.com/p/CADtCEpH-t7/

(btw - what kind of cyber-guitar is Adrianne holding in that first pic??)

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 05:19 (one year ago) link

I flubbed the link

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 05:20 (one year ago) link

I flubbed the link and the link won

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 10:56 (one year ago) link

Got ahold of Lenker's first album, recorded when she was 13.

Kudos to her for getting an album out that early, but I wouldn't recommend it at all.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 12:10 (one year ago) link

Oh, nice! Good catch, did you find it in a store or online?

That alb is p terrible but it’s a charming kind of terrible, esp in light of what she’s doing now.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 21:13 (one year ago) link

that looks like one those things lee ritenour played. it’s on his Wayne Gretzky tribute album

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 22:55 (one year ago) link

wait I’m mixing him up with Steve khan re: the Gretzky thing. Anyway here it is: https://www.discogs.com/Lee-Ritenour-Earth-Run/master/80205

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 22:56 (one year ago) link

A SynthAxe(tm)?

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 22:57 (one year ago) link

found it: Casio DG-1

https://youtu.be/3hf7AsraFx8

brimstead, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:00 (one year ago) link

Thx!

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 23:09 (one year ago) link

Bought the first Lenker through Discogs. I’ve fallen pretty hard for Big Thief so I decided to start at the beginning. It’s not awful, but it sounds like a reasonably talented 13 year old
imitating... Sheryl Crow maybe? If she has any say in the matter, I can’t imagine it getting reissued anytime soon.

Cow_Art, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 02:56 (one year ago) link

Pretty sure Lucid Tunes was a vanity label, likely run by her dad; this was its only other release. From what I've read, she and her dad are on good terms, so he's not likely to reissue it w/out her consent!

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:12 (one year ago) link

This demo "Mermaid" is sick... it's kind of a new take on the "Cattails" idea

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:39 (one year ago) link

These goofy-dressing hippies are the sickest band

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 03:41 (one year ago) link

really hoping the casio guitar is going to make the new album

ufo, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 04:11 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://open.spotify.com/album/2e3TrMSoC2IdX6tksQwpls

new adrianne solo track!

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 01:10 (eight months ago) link

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker announces two new albums, songs and instrumentals, out October 23rd on 4AD

songs and instrumentals are two distinct collections, both written and recorded in April after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus. After returning to the states from Europe, Lenker decamped to a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts.

This recording is 100% analog-analog-analog (AAA). No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording.

The album’s stunning artwork are watercolor paintings done by Adrianne’s grandmother, Diane Lee.

Tracklist
songs
1. two reverse
2. ingydar
3. anything
4. forwards beckon rebound
5. heavy focus
6. half return
7. come
8. zombie girl
9. not a lot, just forever
10. dragon eyes
11. my angel

instrumentals
1. music for indigo
2. mostly chimes

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:07 (eight months ago) link

very curious about what the instrumentals album will be like

ufo, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 05:08 (eight months ago) link

Sounds like it will be mostly chimes.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 17:43 (eight months ago) link

mostly.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:03 (eight months ago) link

interesting! you know it's serious when someone decamps

This recording is 100% analog-analog-analog (AAA). No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording.

i'm enough of an audiophile douchebag to admit that at least part of big thief's appeal is how much better their records sounds than 99.9% of indie rock bands

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:04 (eight months ago) link

Decamps(?) Adrianne solo albums aren't a new thing...

"No digital process was used in the production of this sound recording, except for the sick tones of the Casio DG-1 Digital Guitar."

Btw - the new song is good (no surprise)!

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:09 (eight months ago) link

i just think the "decamped" to a one room cabin thing is funny, sounds like something a deposed military leader would do

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 18:30 (eight months ago) link

"anything" is really pretty

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 19:33 (eight months ago) link

Some more context on the new albums from Adrianne here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEowCPND49R/?igshid=cudu4affgpgx

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:00 (eight months ago) link

(sorry I failed to trim out the tracking ID)

“Pizza House!” (morrisp), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 22:00 (eight months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqxxN7EbeQ

another new adrianne song "dragon eyes"

the guitars on it are so shimmering and pretty

ufo, Thursday, 1 October 2020 09:02 (seven months ago) link

The band has a track (a Two Hands outtake called “Jane”) on this benefit album: https://keeledscales.bandcamp.com/album/to-the-people-of-the-land-carrizo-comecrudo-solidarity-compilation

I Hate the Aedes (morrisp), Thursday, 1 October 2020 13:48 (seven months ago) link

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/19/adrianne-lenkers-radical-honesty

good profile of adrianne that also mentions big thief were recording recently so i'd very much hope another album is on the way for next year

ufo, Monday, 12 October 2020 14:20 (seven months ago) link

A good read, that. Ta.

djh, Monday, 12 October 2020 20:17 (seven months ago) link

Sorry to hear about her breakup.

Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, 12 October 2020 20:54 (seven months ago) link

“Adrianne has that disorienting quality all real-deal types have, where she comes at her songs so sideways that it subverts the form,” Jeff Tweedy, the front man for Wilco, told me. “Sometimes you would swear it’s a mistake or misunderstanding of her own song—‘Why’d she start singing there?’—but it’s not, it’s a precise angle that only she seems to possess.”

Great quote / observation

Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, 12 October 2020 20:56 (seven months ago) link

By coincidence, playing the KEXP version of "Masterpiece" and enjoying the messiness (and their obvious joy in that).

djh, Monday, 12 October 2020 21:15 (seven months ago) link

I see this thread and I think it's about Big Chief and I get excited for a second.

I'll show myself out now.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 12 October 2020 22:26 (seven months ago) link

“Adrianne has that disorienting quality all real-deal types have, where she comes at her songs so sideways that it subverts the form,” Jeff Tweedy, the front man for Wilco, told me. “Sometimes you would swear it’s a mistake or misunderstanding of her own song—‘Why’d she start singing there?’—but it’s not, it’s a precise angle that only she seems to possess.”

Great quote / observation

― Guitar Dick (morrisp), Monday, October 12, 2020 3:56 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

more evidence for my chief keef parallel lol

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Monday, 12 October 2020 23:24 (seven months ago) link

big chief keef

ufo, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:54 (seven months ago) link

https://open.spotify.com/album/25llO5FF2feSQx4Fxyd20O

instrumentals is out now

ufo, Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:47 (six months ago) link

Coming up as a placeholder for me

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:56 (six months ago) link

yeah I can't get it yet -- US vs other countries thing?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:57 (six months ago) link

liked but did not love the two recent songs

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 22 October 2020 00:57 (six months ago) link


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