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Big Thief - Two Hands (Fall 2019) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by radiodead, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. radiodead Aug 11, 2019
    (Last edited: Aug 13, 2019)


    B5B6F7F0-4100-47A2-A7E9-D5DA609F8F2A.jpeg Big Thief dropping their sister album to U.F.O.F., Two Hands, this fall on 4AD.

    1. Rock And Sing
    2. Forgotten Eyes
    3. The Toy
    4. Two Hands
    5. Those Girls
    6. Shoulders
    7. Not
    8. Wolf
    9. Replaced
    10. Cut My Hair

    • 30 miles west of El Paso, surrounded by 3,000 acres of pecan orchards and only a stone’s throw from the Mexican border, the band Big Thief (a.k.a. Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik, and James Krivchenia) set up their instruments as close together as possible to capture their most important collection of songs yet. The band had only just finished work on their 3rd album, U.F.O.F. – “the celestial twin” – days before in a cabin studio in the woods of Washington State. Now it was time to birth U.F.O.F.’s sister album – “the earth twin” – Two Hands.

      In sharp contrast to the wet environment of the U.F.O.F. session, the southwestern Sonic Ranch studio was chosen for its vast desert location. The 105-degree weather boiled away any clinging memories of the green trees and wet air of the last session. Two Hands had to be completely different— an album about the Earth and the bones beneath it. The songs were recorded live with almost no overdubs. All but two songs feature entirely live vocal takes, leaving Adrianne’s voice suspended above the mix in dry air, raw and vulnerable as ever. Where U.F.O.F. layered mysterious sounds and effects for levitation, Two Hands grounds itself on dried-out, cracked desert dirt.

      With raw power and intimacy, Two Hands folds itself gracefully into Big Thief’s impressive discography. This body of work grows deeper and more inspiring with each new album. While you listen, let your own two hands rest in front of your body with palms facing inward and see what power grows between them.
  2. uh woah
  3. What?! Hell yeah!
  4. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    This is beyond exciting, I’m genuinely shocked.
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  5. yung_ting


    well okay then??
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  6. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Fuck yes, both of these are on it

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  7. radiodead


    Uhg yea I’ve definitely heard “Not”. That song is classic.
  8. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    oh wow
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  9. sean_rugy

    select all delete Prestigious

    this is wild
  10. radiodead


    You’d think “Desert” would have made the “desert” album
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  11. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    I can’t believe how amazing this band is
    jpmalone4 and username like this.
  12. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    I remember being totally shocked when they announced UFOF cause it was only a few months after Adrienne’s solo album and she was still touring that. And now they’ve done made me feel it again in the same year. Absolute legends.
  13. Ben

    Trusted Prestigious

  14. radiodead


    I love when a band just goes “hey we are probably entering our creative peak, let’s put out as much music as we possibly can because we are that good”.
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  15. wisdomfordebris

    Trusted Prestigious

    Wtf?! Sick
  16. ImAMetaphor

    absence 8/20/21 Prestigious

    I’m gonna lose it
  17. genericities


    :heart: was thinking the other day how exciting it’d be to watch them grow

    now we’re being given two albums in a year! (plus her magical solo record from last year)

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  18. Jim

    Trusted Supporter

  19. woah whaaaattttt
  20. StormAndTheSun

    I'm a plastic bag specialist Supporter

    This is nuts
  21. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

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  22. cannot believe we are lucky enough for this
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  23. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    This is so crazy
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  24. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    We are truly blessed
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  25. incognitojones

    Look at this guy Supporter

    Holy shit this band is incomparable
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