BIG THIEF share ‘Simulation Swarm’ from upcoming album 'Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You'

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Next month, Big Thief will release Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, the group’s new 20-track double album. Ahead of its release, they’ve set the bar high with a string of singles, and today’s ‘Simulation Swarm’ is another powerhouse track. This previously unreleased track has been a staple and fan favourite of the band’s live shows.

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 the 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 drummer James 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.

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.

Listen to ‘Simulation Swarm’ - BELOW:

In support of Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, Big Thief will tour the UK, US and Europe this year. Due to unprecedented demand, the band will be extending their London residency at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire show with a fourth date added to three existing sold-out nights. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Big Thief 2022 Tour Dates
24 February – MANCHESTER, GB, Manchester Academy 1 *
25 February – GLASGOW, GB, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT *
26 February – DUBLIN, IE, The National Stadium *
27 February – BRISTOL, GB, O2 Academy Bristol SOLD OUT *
2 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT *
3 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT +
4 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire SOLD OUT +
5 March – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12 April – ITHACA, NY, State Theatre of Ithaca
13 April – BOSTON, MA, Roadrunner
15 April – BROOKLYN, NY, Kings Theatre
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 Theater
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
5 June – PARIS, FR, La Cigale RESCHEDULED
6 June – PARIS, FR, La Cigale RESCHEDULED
7 June – LYON, FR, Le Transbordeur RESCHEDULED
8 June – BORDEAUX, FR, Rock School Barbey RESCHEDULED
9 June – BARCELONA, ES, Primavera Sound 2022
11 June – ROTTERDAM, NL, Best Kept Secret 2022
12 June – BERLIN, DE, Tempelhof Sounds
13 June – COPENHAGEN, DK, VEGA RESCHEDULED, SOLD OUT
14 June – STOCKHOLM, SE, Filadelfia
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
23 June – COLOGNE, DE, Live Music Hall RESCHEDULED *
27 June – UTRECHT, NL, TivoliVredenburg RESCHEDULED, SOLD OUT *
28 June – BRUSSELS, BE, Cirque Royal * RESCHEDULED
1 July– HAMBURG, DE, Fabrik RESCHEDULED *
4 July – BERLIN, DE, Huxleys Neue Welt * RESCHEDULED
* w/ KMRU
+ w/ Tucker Zimmerman

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TRACKLIST
1. Change
2. Time Escaping
3. Spud Infinity
4. Certainty
5. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
6. Sparrow
7. Little Things
8. Heavy Bend
9. Flower of Blood
10. Blurred View
11. Red Moon
12. Dried Roses
13. No Reason
14. Wake Me up to Drive
15. Promise Is a Pendulum
16. 12,000 Lines
17. Simulation Swarm
18. Love Love Love
19. The Only Place
20. Blue Lightning

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