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Big Thief debut new songs in great live video; Buck Meek shares new song too

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Big Thief are currently touring Europe, and they’ve been playing a bunch of new songs while on tour (without guitarist Buck Meek, who is touring on his own). The band played two new tracks at their show at Paris’ Point Ephémère on Wednesday (3/28), which was documented by French broadcasting company ARTE. The first track is titled “Not,” and it’s a more upbeat song than you might usually expect from Big Thief. The song subtly evolves over the course of its runtime, before ending in a piercing, heavily forlorn guitar solo. The following track, “Terminal Paradise,” showcases the softer, subdued beauty that Big Thief consistently excels at. Max Oleartchik’s superb bass tone permeates throughout both tracks, and Adrianne Lenker’s vocals remain just as stunning.

The band has also recently performed other new tracks live, including “Shoulders,” “Abyss Kiss,” and “The Toy.” You can hear all those, and the two tracks discussed previously, below.

Big Thief will be playing several festivals later this year, including The National‘s Homecoming Festival (who they’re also touring with), Coachella (with a sideshow too), Boston Calling, Sasquatch, Pitchfork Music Festival, and UK fest End of the Road. All dates are listed below. Adrianne Lenker also recently wrapped up a solo tour.

Meanwhile, speaking of Buck Meek, he recently shared “Ruby” off his upcoming self-titled solo album (due 5/18 via Keeled Scales). He also recently announced a tour with Sam Evian.

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Big Thief – 2018 Tour Dates
MAR 31 Whelans Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
APR 01 Whelans Dublin, Ireland (SOLD OUT)
APR 02 La Belle Angèle Netherley, United Kingdom (SOLD OUT)
APR 03 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom
APR 04 Academy 2 Manchester, United Kingdom
APR 05 Koko Camden, London, UNITED KINGDOM (SOLD OUT)
APR 12 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA
APR 14 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Indio, CA
APR 17 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)^
APR 21 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Indio, CA
APR 23 Sister Bar Albuquerque, NM
APR 24 Bluebird Theater Denver, CO (SOLD OUT)
APR 27 Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge Grinnell, IA
APR 28 Bluebird Nightclub Bloomington, IN
APR 29 Homecoming Festival Cincinnati, OH
APR 30 Sprint Pavilion Charlottesville, VA*
MAY 01 Red Hot Amphitheater Raleigh, NC*
MAY 03 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN*
MAY 04 ExploreAsheville.com Arena Asheville, NC*
MAY 05 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St Augustine, FL*
MAY 25 Boston Calling Music Festival (May 25-27) Boston, MA
MAY 25 Sasquatch Music Festival (May 25-27) Quincy, WA
JUL 20 Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago, IL
JUL 21 Surly Brewing Festival Field Minneapolis, MN
AUG 09 Haldern Pop (August 9-11) Haldern, Germany
AUG 10 HAVEN Festival Copenhagen, Denmark
AUG 13 Winterthur Musikfestwochen 8400, Winterthur, Switzerland
AUG 15 Parades de Coura (August 15-18) Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
AUG 16 PSTEREO (August 16-18) Trondheim, Norway
AUG 30 Into the Great Wide Open Festival (August 30-September 2) Oost-Vlieland, Netherlands
AUG 30 End of the Road Festival (August 30-September 2) Tollard Royal, United Kingdom
SEP 24 Hearst Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA

* – w/ The National
^ – Adrienne Lenker Solo

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