Big Thief – “UFOF”

Big Thief’s last album, Capacity, was released in 2017, but its members have kept plenty busy since then. Last year, they put out a 30-minute sound collage called Wide Winged Bird, and band leader Adrianne Lenker released a solo full-length, Abysskiss, as did guitarist Buck Meek.

Today, the band is announcing a new album, U.F.O.F. — it’s their third overall, and their first for 4AD. (They were on Saddle Creek before.) It was recorded with producer Andrew Sarlo at Bear Creek Studios in Washington state.

To announce the album, Big Thief are sharing its title track, “UFOF,” which is filled with spacey guitar knots and studio warbles. Lenker plays off conspiracy theories and grand hopes to craft a beguiling narrative about the unknown. “There will soon be proof that there is no alien, just a system of truth and lies,” she sings.

Listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Contact”
02 “UFOF”
03 “Cattails”
04 “From”
05 “Open Desert”
06 “Orange”
07 “Century”
08 “Strange”
09 “Betsy”
10 “Terminal Paradise”
11 “Jenni”
12 “Magic Dealer”

TOUR DATES:
04/20 San Diego, CA @ Irenic
05/02 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
05/03 Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater
05/05 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
05/18 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
05/19 Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
05/21 Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
05/22 Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
05/23 London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/24 Bristol, UK @ SWX
05/26 Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
05/27 Paris, FR @ Trabendo
05/28 Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
05/30 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
05/31 Nîmes, FR @ This Is Not a Love Song Festival
06/02 Amsterdam, NL @ Best Kept Secret
06/03-06 Marina Di Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
06/03 Berlin, DE @ Lido
06/04 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
06/08 Porto, PT @ NOS Privaera Sound
08/06-10 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/08 Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega
08/15-18 Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/16 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
10/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/11 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/12 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
10/13 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
10/15 Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
10/16 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/18 Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/21 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10/24 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
10/25 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10/26 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
10/28 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/01 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/02 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
11/04 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Trees
11/07 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
11/08 Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
11/09 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

U.F.O.F. is out 5/3 via 4AD. Pre-order it here.

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