Masterpiece is the debut studio album by the American band Big Thief, released through Saddle Creek Records on May 27, 2016. All tracks written by Adrianne Lenker.
Big Thief named their debut album Masterpiece. For a relatively unknown band at the time, that title set a lofty precedent. There was something almost sarcastic about it, as if the folk-rock quartet decided to present this project to the world knowing full well that it might not find big success, but naming it as one anyway. The opposite happened. In the years since Big Thief released Masterpiece, they have become enormously popular, touring at a near-constant clip
Big Thief release their third album, . on Friday (May 3), and they've risen quickly - something you saw often during the indie-rock boom of the 2000s, but not so much these days. That's the thing we're guarding first and foremost," says Adrianne Lenker on an early spring day. She's at the top of Topanga Canyon in California, taking a bit of rare downtime for herself. In just a few weeks, her band Big Thief will resume what's seemingly become an endless road trip that started just four years ago in Brooklyn, where they took any and every gig, playing hundreds per year, while trying to maintain some sense of balance. And that thing she and the band are guarding is their creative spark; it's seemingly under attack these days.
Big Thief Brooklyn, New York. showing your mother to any other, letting them touch her looking up to her, watching her do her makeup and hair real love, real love real love makes your lungs black real love is a heart attack. cry like a bird, fly like a baby mamma got drunk and daddy went crazy if your speech slurs, if you feel shaky, meet me out back i'll be there waiting.
Big Thief Want to Transcend All This. By. Jonathan Bernstein. Mitote (pronounced mih-toe-tay ) is a word that Lenker and her bandmates in Big Thief have been using a lot lately. They found it in a 1997 book of spiritual philosophy called The Four Agreements, by Mexican author Don Miguel Ruiz, where it represents the stuff that surrounds our human experience, Lenker explains.
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