BIG THIEF reveal two new singles 'No Reason' & 'Spud Infinity'

BIG THIEF reveal two new singles 'No Reason' & 'Spud Infinity'
Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius

Big Thief‘s new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, is out on 11th February 2022. So far, they’ve released a string of songs that put their inimitable chemistry on display, several of which have appeared on many best of 2021 lists. Today, they reveal two new singles, ‘No Reason’ and ‘Spud Infinity’.

DNWMIBIY was recorded in four different sessions, and during the third, in the Colorado Rockies, the band heard someone playing beautifully from a nearby lookout tower. They soon met the person responsible for the sound - musician Richard Hardy, who played on countless records over the past 30 years including several with Carole King. They invited him to sit in on some songs, and his inspired fluting brings a lot of love to the tearfully wholesome track ‘No Reason’.

Today’s second single, ‘Spud Infinity’, is charming, Adrianne Lenker’s lyrics sweet and playful: “When I say infinity I mean now // Kiss the one you are right now // Kiss your body up and down other than your elbows // Cause as for your elbows they’re on their own.” The track features Noah Lenker, Adrianne’s younger brother, on jaw harp, plus Mat Davidson on fiddle. The song has been performed live both by the band and by Lenker on her solo tour and has become a fan favourite.

Listen to 'No Reason' - BELOW:

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over 4 distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, Arizona, Big Thief spent 5 months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs. The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIY, a fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne’s songwriting and the band onto a single record.

Listen to 'Spud Infinity' BELOW:

The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith can be felt through previous albums, but here on Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You lives the strongest testament to its existence.

Big Thief 2022 Tour Dates
31 January – LILLE, FR, L'Aéronef *
1 February – PARIS, FR, La Cigale *
2 February – PARIS, FR, La Cigale
4 February – BORDEAUX, FR, Rock School Barbey *
5 February – BARCELONA, ES, Sala Apolo *
7 February – LYON, FR, Le Transbordeur *
8 February – STRASBOURG, FR, La Laiterie Artefact *
9 February – ZURICH, CH, Kaufleuten *
10 February – MUNICH, DE, Cafe Muffathalle *
12 February – PRAGUE, CZ, MeetFactory *
13 February – BERLIN, DE, Huxleys Neue Welt *
14 February – AARHUS, DK, Voxhall
15 February – COPENHAGEN, DK, VEGA SOLD OUT
16 February – HAMBURG, DE, Fabrik *
18 February – COLOGNE, DE, Live Music Hall *
19 February – BRUSSELS, BE, Cirque Royal *
21 February – UTRECHT, NL, TivoliVredenberg *
22 February – GRONINGEN, NL, De Oosterpoort *
24 February – MANCHESTER, GB, Manchester Academy 1 *
25 February – GLASGOW, GB, Barrowland Ballroom *
26 February – DUBLIN, IE, The National Stadium *
27 February – BRISTOL, GB, O2 Academy Bristol *
2 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire *
3 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
4 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT
12 April – ITHACA, NY, State Theatre of Ithaca
13 April – BOSTON, MA, Roadrunner
16 April – BROOKLYN, NY, Kings Theatre
18 April – MONTREAL, QUE, L’Olympia
19 April – TORONTO, ON, Massey Hall
21 April – WASHINGTON, DC, The Anthem
22 April – CLEVELAND, OH, Agora Theatre
23 April – ROYAL OAK, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
25 April – CHICAGO, IL, Riviera Theatre
26 April – MILWAUKEE, IL, The Pabst Theater
27 April – ST. PAUL, MN, Palace Theatre
29 April – DENVER, CO, Ogden Theatre
30 April – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Metro Music Hall
2 May – SEATTLE, WA, Paramount Theatre
3 May – PORTLAND, OR, Roseland Theater
4 May – PORTLAND, OR, Roseland Theater
7 May – OAKLAND, CA, Fox Theatre
10 May – LOS ANGELES, CA, Wiltern Theatre
11 May – LOS ANGELES, CA, Wiltern Theatre
12 May – SAN DIEGO, CA, Observatory North Park
14 May – PIONEERTOWN, CA, Pappy & Harriet's SOLD OUT
15 May – PIONEERTOWN, CA, Pappy & Harriet's
9 June – BARCELONA, ES, Primavera Sound 2022
10-12 June – BERLIN, DE, Tempelhof Sounds
11 June – ROTTERDAM, NL, Best Kept Secret 2022
12 June – BERLIN, DE, Tempelhof Sounds
16 June – HELSINKI, FI, Sideways 2022
18 June – STAVANGER, NO, Mablis Festival 2022
19 June – BERGEN, NO, Kulturhuset i Bergen
20 June – OSLO, NO, Rockefeller Music Hall
21 June – GOTHENBURG, SE, Pustervik
* w/ KMRU

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