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Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker announces new solo LP (listen to “cradle”)

photo: Shervin Lainez
photo: Shervin Lainez

Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief will release a solo album, abysskiss, on October 5 via Saddle Creek. “I want to archive the songs in their original forms every few years,” says Lenker. “My first solo record I made was Hours Were the Birds. I had just turned 21 and moved to New York City where I was sleeping in a warehouse, working in a restaurant and photographing pigeons. Now five years later, another skin is being shed.” She made the album over the course of a week with co-producer Luke Temple, and you can listen to the spare, delicate “cradle” now.

Big Thief, meanwhile, are on tour in Europe now, and will hit the road in North America this fall, including a NYC show at Brooklyn Steel on October 17 with The Range of Light Wilderness and .michael. (tickets). All tour dates are listed below.

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1. terminal paradise
2. from
3. womb
4. out of your mind
5. cradle
6. symbol
7. blue and red horses
8. abyss kiss
9. what can you say
10. 10 miles

Big Thief – 2018 Tour Dates
AUG 09 Haldern Pop (August 9-11) Thursday, 7:00PM Haldern, Germany
AUG 10 Haven Festival w/ Dirty Projectors, Arcade Fire Friday, 7:00PM Copenhagen, Denmark
AUG 12 Zomerparkfeest Sunday, 7:00PM Venlo, Netherlands
AUG 13 Winterthur Musikfestwochen Monday, 7:00PM 8400, Winterthur, Switzerland
AUG 16 PSTEREO Thursday, 7:00PM Trondheim, Norway
AUG 18 Parades de Coura Saturday, 7:00PM Viana Do Castelo, Portugal
AUG 30 Into the Great Wide Open Festival (August 30-September 2) Thursday, 7:00PM Oost-vlieland, Netherlands
AUG 30 End of the Road Festival (August 30-September 2) Thursday, 7:00PM Tollard Royal, United Kingdom
SEP 20 Imperial Vancouver Thursday, 7:00PM Vancouver, Canada
SEP 21 Neptune Theatre w/ Iji Friday, 7:00PM Seattle, WA
SEP 22 Wonder Ballroom w/ Iji, Tommy Alexander Saturday, 7:00PM Portland, OR
SEP 24 Hearst Greek Theatre Monday, 7:00PM Berkeley, CA
SEP 25 Lagunitas Brewing Company Tuesday, 7:00PM Petaluma, CA
SEP 26 Great American Music Hall Wednesday, 7:00PM San Francisco, CA
SEP 28 Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Iji, The Range of Light Wilderness Friday, 7:00PM Pioneertown, CA Sold Out RSVP SEP 29 Music Tastes Good Saturday, 7:00PM Long Beach, CA
OCT 01 Meow Wolf Monday, 7:00PM Santa Fe, NM
OCT 02 Low Brow Palace Tuesday, 7:00PM El Paso, TX
OCT 05 Austin City Limits Friday, 7:00PM Austin, TX
OCT 12 Austin City Limits Friday, 7:00PM Austin, TX
OCT 15 The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall Monday, 7:00PM Asheville, NC
OCT 17 Brooklyn Steel Wednesday, 7:00PM Brooklyn, NY
OCT 18 Paradise Rock Club w/ The Range of Light Wilderness Thursday, 7:00PM Boston, MA
OCT 19 Columbus Theatre w/ The Range of Light Wilderness Friday, 7:00PM Providence, RI
OCT 20 First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT) w/ The Range of Light Wilderness Saturday, 7:00PM Philadelphia, PA Sold Out RSVP OCT 21 9:30 Club Sunday, 7:00PM Washington, DC
OCT 24 Cat’s Cradle Wednesday, 7:00PM Carrboro, NC
OCT 25 Terminal West Thursday, 7:00PM Atlanta, GA
OCT 26 Voodoo Music & Arts Experience (October 26-28) Friday, 7:00PM New Orleans, LA

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