Tag: Big Thief

The Best Songs of 2019

Ten tracks we’ll go to the mat for.

The Best Albums of 2019

Twenty-five records that brought joy in a tough year.

PLAYLIST: Great Grandpa’s Songs They Wish They Knew When They Were Younger

Al Menne shares nine recent favs from Big Thief, Lucy Dacus, Bill Callahan, and more.

Signal Boost: 15 Tracks from August 2019 You Should Know

Our Associate Editor’s favorite pre-released singles, album deep cuts, and tracks by unfairly obscure artists from the past few weeks.

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

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

For Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker, It’s All About the Little Things

The band’s frontwoman on their 4AD debut, “U.F.O.F.,” and how she combats the music industry’s waste by living in her truck.

Announcing FLOOD 10, featuring Jeff Bridges, Animal Collective, Alex Honnold, and Swoon

Themed around sustainability + the natural world, this print issue features four cover stories plus Weyes Blood, Big Thief, Gary Clark Jr., Philippe Cousteau Jr., and more.

The Best Albums of 2019 (So Far)

From American Football to Weyes Blood, twenty-five releases from this year that we stand behind without wobbling.

PLAYLIST: Palehound’s Songs That Inspired “Black Friday”

Ellen Kempner cites eleven songwriting influences on the Boston trio’s latest LP for Polyvinyl.

Big Thief Announce 4AD Debut, “U.F.O.F.,” Share First Single “UFOF”

The Brooklyn indie-folk troupe’s third LP is set to drop May 3.

Spinning Fortuna’s Wheel at Voodoo 2018

When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a music festival and get more out of life.

The Best Albums of 2017

Twenty-five full-lengths that kept us going, one way or the other. 

The Two Sides of Pickathon’s Happy Valley

It was a festival filled with dualities: that Charles Bradley is not a lone eagle, that J Mascis can blow out an amp and shred on acoustic within a matter of hours, that the pleasant Pacific Northwest can still get really freakin’ hot.

FYF Fest Still Isn’t Coachella (And That’s a Good Thing)

Headliners were a story, as always, but they weren’t the story out of the fest’s inaugural three-day run at Expo Park.  

5 Under-the-Radar Acts to Catch at FYF Fest

“Missy…[checks notes]…Elliott?”

FLOOD’s Best Records of 2017 (So Far)

We’re halfway there.

Big Thief, “Capacity”

Comprising eleven downtrodden, sunken-hearted, minor-chord songs, Big Thief’s sophomore album traverses the dark side of humanity, but pairs the despair with a ragged beauty.

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