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Big Thief Announce New Album, Share “Mythological Beauty” Video

Capacity Due Out June 9 via Saddle Creek

Apr 05, 2017
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Big Thief just released their debut album, Masterpiece, last May on Saddle Creek, but they have already announced their sophomore album and shared a video for its first single. Capacity is due out June 9, also on Saddle Creek. Below is the snowy video for "Mythological Beauty," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art.

"Mythological Beauty" will also be available on Record Store Day as a 7-inch with the B-side being non-album track "Breathe in My Lungs." Vanessa Haddad and Adam Gundersheimer directed the "Mythological Beauty" video, which features Big Thief's singer/songwriter/guitarist Adrianne Lenker carrying a sick man (played by Buck Meek) through a snowy landscape.

Lenker had this to say about the album in a press release: "There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album. 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 first reaction from inside the pain, and Capacity continues that examination with a wider perspective."

Read our 2016 Pleased to Meet You interview with Big Thief.

Capacity Tracklist:

1. Pretty Things
2. Shark Smile
3. Capacity
4. Watering
5. Coma
6. Great White Shark
7. Mythological Beauty
8. Objects
9. Haley
10. Mary
11. Black Diamonds

Big Thief Tour Dates:

Thu. Apr. 27 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd w/ Twain, Infinity Crush
Fri. May 5 - Sun. May 7 - Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Music & Arts Festival
Wed. May 31 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre w/ Conor Oberst 
Thu. June 1 - Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Art & Music Festival
Fri. June 2 - Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers at Brown's Island w/ Conor Oberst 
Sat. June 3 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa w/ Conor Oberst 
Sun. June 4 - Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater w/ Conor Oberst 
Tue. June 6 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Wed. June 7 - Lancaster, PA @ Arcade Lancaster
Fri. June 9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
Thu. June 22 - Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
Fri. June 23 - Sun. June 25 - North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival
Tue. June 27 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le "Ritz" P.D.B.
Wed. June 28 - Toronto, ON @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. June 29 - Buffalo, NY @ Traif MusicHall
Fri. June 30 - Toledo, OH @ Ottawa Tavern
Sat. July 1 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Sun. July 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Mon. July 3 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Wed. July 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Thu. July 6 - Sun. July 9 - Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
Mon. July 10 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Tue. July 11 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Wed. July 12 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
Thu. July 13 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room - Outside w/ Conor Oberst 
Fri. July 14 - Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre w/ Conor Oberst 
Fri. July 14 - Sun. July 16 - Louisville KY @ Forecastle Festival
Mon. July 17 - Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park w/ Overcoats
Thu. July 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn! w/ Conor Oberst, Hop Along
Fri. July 21 - Sun. July 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
Fri. July 28 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Sat. July 29 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion w/ The Head and the Heart
Thu. Aug. 3 - Sun. Aug. 6 - Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Festival
Tue. Aug. 8 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre w/ Belle and Sebastian
Sat. Aug. 12 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
Mon. Aug. 14 - Antwerp, BE @ Rivierenhof Theater w/ Conor Oberst, M. Ward
Tue. Aug. 15 - Frankfurt, DE @ Batchkapp w/ Conor Oberst
Wed. Aug. 16 - Erlangen, DE @ E-Werk w/ Conor Oberst
Thu. Aug. 17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg w/ Conor Oberst
Fri. Aug. 18 - London, UK @ Koko w/ Conor Oberst
Sat. Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
Sun. Aug. 20 - Stirling, UK @ Doune the Rabbit Hole
Mon. Aug. 21 - Liverpool, UK @ Academy w/ Conor Oberst
Tue. Aug. 22 - Glasgow, UK @ ABC w/ Conor Oberst

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