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Big Thief sign to 4AD for new album ‘U.F.O.F,’ share title track, touring

Big Thief UFOF

Big Thief have signed to 4AD and announced the followup to 2017’s excellent Capacity, which came out on Saddle Creek. Their new album is called U.F.O.F., and it comes out on May 3 via their new label home (pre-order). They tracked the album live with engineer Dom Monks at the “cabin-like” Bear Creek Studios in rural western Washington, and it was produced by Andrew Sarlo, who also worked on their previous albums.

The title track is out now, and it adds a slight dream pop touch to the crackling indie folk that Big Thief are best known for. It’s good stuff, and you can hear it for yourself below. Full tracklist below too.

Big Thief will also be supporting the album with an extensive tour, including two previously announced NYC shows at the soon-to-reopen Webster Hall on October 10 and 11. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (3/1) at noon. An AmEx presale is underway now and a Spotify presale starts Wednesday (2/27) at 10 AM.

Big Thief also play a newly-added NYC album release show at Elsewhere Hall on May 5 with Lomelda. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at noon too. All dates are listed below.

Last year, Big Thief singer Adrianne Lenker released her very good solo album abysskiss. Big Thief guitarist Buck Meek also released a self-titled solo album and just followed it last week with the new song “Halo Light.” He’s touring with Jeff Tweedy starting Wednesday.

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Tracklist
1. Contact
2. UFOF
3. Cattails
4. From
5. Open Desert
6. Orange
7. Century
8. Strange
9. Betsy
10. Terminal Paradise
11. Jenni
12. Magic Dealer

Big Thief — 2019 Tour Dates
Sat. Apr. 20 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
Thu. May 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Fri. May 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater
Sun. May 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Sat. May 18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
Sun. May 19 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Tues. May 21 – Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
Wed. May 22 – Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
Thu. May 23 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
Fri. May 24 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
Sun. May 26 – Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
Mon. May 27 – Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Tue. May 28 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Thu. May 30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Fri. May 31 – Nîmes, FR @ This Is Not a Love Song Festival
Sun. June 2 – Amsterdam, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Mon. June 3-6 – Marina Di Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
Mon. June 3 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. June 4 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Sat. June 8 – Porto, PT @ NOS Privaera Sound
Tue. August 6-10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Thu. August 8 – Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega
Thu. August 15-18 – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. August 16 – Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Thu. Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. Oct. 12 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Sun. Oct. 13 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
Tue. Oct. 15 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Wed. Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri. Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mon. Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. Oct. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Sat. Oct. 26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Mon. Oct. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Fri. Nov. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Mon. Nov. 4 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Thu. Nov. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov. 8 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. Nov. 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

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