Stream Big Thief’s debut record, “Masterpiece”, now on NPR First Listen

Big Thief is a four piece indie rock band composed of Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, James Krivchenia and Max Oleartchik based out of Brooklyn. Their goal as musicians is to break the barrier between you and them, you and their music and ultimately the barrier between all living things. According to the band:

“Listening to Big Thief is like the feeling of looking at a dog and suddenly marveling that it is like you but very not like you; when you are accustomed to looking at a dog and thinking ‘dog’, watching Big Thief is like forgetting the word ‘dog’ and looking at that naked animal and getting much closer to it and how different it is to you.”

Their debut record boldly titled, Masterpiece, is due out May 27th on Saddle Creek but is currently streaming on NPR First Listen. You can pre-order the album Saddle Creek, Bandcamp and iTunes.

Their tour kicks off June 1st:

Wed. June 1 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Thu. June 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sat. June 4 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sun. June 5 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Sam Evian, Twain, Tiny Hazards
Fri. June 10 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Sat. June 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room w/ M. Ward
Sun. June 12 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ M. Ward
Mon. June 13 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird w/ M. Ward
Tue. June 14 – Davenport, IA @ Daytrotter w/ Rodrigo Amarante
Wed. June 15 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Adia Victoria
Thu. June 16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ M. Ward
Fri. June 17 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ M. Ward
Sat. June 18 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory w/ Chastity Belt
Sun. June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel (NxNE FEstival)
Mon. June 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
Thu. June 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Tue. June 28 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Kevin Morby
Wed. June 29 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder w/ Kevin Morby
Fri. July 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Kevin Morby
Sat. July 2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Kevin Morby
Fri. Sept. 23 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Lucius, JD McPherson


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