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This is a PRE-ORDER item.  We will ship this item to arrive on or around the June 9, 2017 release date unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later.  All items in your order will ship together. Only 2 limited products will be allowed per person/order. 

Capacity LP Details

Black Vinyl
- Standard Edition
- Available everywhere

Gold Vinyl
- Saddle Creek Store Exclusive
- Limited Edition of 500
- 300 bundled with Saddle Creek Store Exclusive translucent yellow Mythological Beauty 7" SOLD OUT
- 200 available separately

* Indie Exclusive pressing of Capacity (500 copies on white vinyl) available in participating stores June 9th.
* Record Store Day exclusive version of Mythological Beauty 7" (700 copies on opaque yellow vinyl) in stores April 22nd

All LPs include download card & feature gatefold packaging. You will receive a download of the track, "Mythological Beauty", with your pre-order. The full album download will be available on 6/9/2017.

    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

    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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