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Big Thief

Capacity

LBJ-255-1

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The vinyl format of this title is currently out of stock. We don’t have an ETA on the repress at this point, but we’ll send them as soon as possible.

LP PACKAGING NOTES:

  • Gatefold jacket
  • Includes download card

    “Big Thief’s quiet power propels songs of the flesh and soul. These are timeless songs, memorable and momentous.” - Bob Boilen - NPR Music

    Best New Music - 8.3 - Pitchfork

    The trails that Brooklyn’s Big Thief -- Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums) -- take us down on Capacity, the band’s highly anticipated second record out 6/9 on Saddle Creek, are overgrown with the wilderness of pumping souls.

    After last year’s stunning Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion. They are peopled and unpeopled, spooked and soothed, regenerating back into a state where they can once again be vulnerable. Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifaceted women and deal with the complicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own.

    The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the rest time in the studio and were recorded the same day. “There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” Lenker explains. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside.”

    Release Date: June 9th, 2017

    TRACK LIST
    01. Pretty Things  
    02. Shark Smile 
    03. Capacity  
    04. Watering 
    05. Coma  
    06. Great White Shark 
    07. Mythological Beauty 
    08. Objects  
    09. Haley 
    10. Mary 
    11. Black Diamonds 

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