BIG THIEF share new single 'Certainty' - Listen Now

BIG THIEF share new single 'Certainty' - Listen Now
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Today, Big Thief present ‘Certainty’, a track that showcases the most innate parts of Big Thief: the human journey, real love and the raw emotions that accompany the two.

It was written and recorded directly to 4-track during a three-day power outage while recording at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios and features harmonies from Hannah Cohen. Framed by a lyrical picture only Adrianne Lenker can paint, the band’s folk roots and delicate harmonies are on full display.

“On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars,” says Buck Meek. “James and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four-track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a Bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah's pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner."

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‘Certainty’ comes ahead of a month-long USA tour, which kicks off tonight, whilst their UK and European dates follow in 2022. Tickets for all dates are on sale and are going quickly. Purchase tickets here

Big Thief Tour Dates
2021 – North America
7 September – LOUISVILLE, KY, Headliners Music Hall SOLD OUT *
8 September – INDIANAPOLIS, IN, HI-FI SOLD OUT *
10 September – CHICAGO, IL, Pitchfork Music Festival
11 September – ST. LOUIS, MO, The Pageant *
12 September – LAWRENCE, KS, Liberty Hall *
14 September – DALLAS, TX, Granada Theater ^
15 September – AUSTIN, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
17 September – HOUSTON, TX, White Oak Music Hall Downstairs ^
18 September – NEW ORLEANS, LA, Civic Theatre ^
20 September – NASHVILLE, TN, Ryman Auditorium *
21 September – ATLANTA, GA, The Eastern *
22 September – RALEIGH, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art +
24 September – RICHMOND, VA, The National #
25 September – QUEENS, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival
27 September – BUFFALO, NY, Asbury Hall &
28 September – SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, Higher Ground SOLD OUT #
30 September – NORTHAMPTON, MA, Pines Theatre SOLD OUT %
1 October – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer SOLD OUT *
2 October – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer SOLD OUT *
* with Mind Maintenance
^ with Jimmy Stallings
# with Natural Information Society
+ with Molly Sarlé
% with Alex G
& with Buck Meek

2022 – UK & Europe
31 January – LILLE, FR, L'Aéronef
1 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
15 February – COPENHAGEN, DK, VEGA
16 February – HAMBURG, DE, Fabrik
18 February – COLOGNE, DE, Live Music Hall
19 February – BRUSSELS, BE, Cirque Royal
21 February – UTRECHT, NL, Tivoli Vredenberg
22 February – GRONINGEN, NL, De Oosterpoort
24 February – MANCHESTER, GB, Manchester Academy
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
9 June – BARCELONA, ES, Primavera Sound 2022

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