LISTEN: Speed Demons Big Thief Announce New Album “Two Hands”

They've also released “No,” the lead single off their second record of 2019.

Big Thief certainly don’t waste any time. They’ve just announced Two Hands, their second album of 2019, a suspiciously speedy follow-up to one of our favorites so far this year, May release U.F.O.F. The band recorded Two Hands just days after they finished the former album at the Sonic Ranch studio outside El Paso; it was recorded live with almost no overdubs, promising sparse, deserty vibes. 

In a statement, lead songstress Adrianne Lenker claims, “Two Hands has the songs that I’m the most proud of; 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,” a song the band has played live on multiple occasions, will be on the new album and is available to hear today. Big Thief have announced an extended tour too, with philanthropic inclinations: one dollar from every ticket sold in the U.S. will go to Little Kids Rock and Youth Speaks. 

Two Hands is out October 11 via 4AD, and you can pre-order it here. Find a full list of tour dates below. 

Big Thief Tour Dates

Wed. Aug 14 – Saint-malo, FR @ Route du Rock
Fri. Aug 16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Sat. Aug. 17 – Wales, UK @Green Man Festival
Mon. Aug. 19 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
Wed. Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Thu. Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 12 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Sun. Oct. 13 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
Tue. Oct. 15 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Oct. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Fri. Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 19 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Mon. Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. Oct. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Sat. Oct. 26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Mon. Oct. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Oct. 29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Wed. Oct. 30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Fri. Nov. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Mon. Nov. 4 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Thu. Nov. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov. 8 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. Nov. 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mon. Nov. 11 – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
Mon. Feb. 17 – Lisbon, PT @ LAV
Tue. Feb. 18 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
Wed. Feb. 19 – Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
Thu. Feb. 20 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2 de Apolo
Sat. Feb. 22 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Sun. Feb. 23 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
Mon. Feb. 24 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Tue. Feb. 25 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Thu. Feb. 27 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
Sat. Feb. 29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Sun. Mar. 1 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Mon. Mar. 2 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruitmarket
Thu. Mar. 5 – Brussels, BE @ AB Ballroom
Fri. Mar. 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. Mar. 7 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Sun. Mar. 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Mon. Mar. 9 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
Wed. Mar. 11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Main Hall
Thu. Mar. 12 – Gotheburg, SE @ Pustervik
Fri. Mar. 13 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Sat. Mar. 14 – Olso, NO @ Rockefeller
Sun. Mar. 15 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall

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