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Listen: Big Thief - “Humans”

Masterpiece Due Out May 27 via Saddle Creek

Apr 28, 2016 Photography by Sasha Arutyunova Big Thief
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Big Thief are a promising new band on Saddle Creek, perhaps the indie label’s most exciting new signee in several years. The four-piece are releasing their debut album, Masterpiece, on the label on May 27. Now they have shared the third single from the album, “Humans.” Listen below.

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Adrianne Lenker had this to say about the song in a press release: “That state of confusion immediately after you’ve been vulnerable with someone who sees you with total acceptance and unconditional love, and your veils and defenses dissolve piece by piece, until there is nothing left to hide behind. How treacherous that feels. Waking up the morning after and wanting to run away, panicking, but also feeling an instinctual need to grow past your own limitations. When you’re fooling yourself you can’t look in the mirror straight on, and when you can’t see yourself, you can’t see another, and you’re lost to love.”

Big Thief have some tour dates in the works, including some supporting Nada Surf and others supporting M. Ward. Those are below too (followed by the album’s first two singles, “Masterpiece” and “Real Love”).

Big Thief Tour Dates:

Wed. June 1 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Thu. June 2 - Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sat. June 4 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Nada Surf, Birds of Youth
Sun. June 5 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Sam Evian, Twain, Tiny Hazards
Sat. June 11 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room w/ M. Ward
Sun. June 12 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall w/ M. Ward
Mon. June 13 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bluebird w/ M. Ward
Thu. June 16 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall w/ M. Ward
Fri. June 17 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater w/ M. Ward
Fri. Sept. 23 - New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage w/ Lucius, JD McPherson


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