Big Thief – “Certainty”

Alexa Viscius

Big Thief – “Certainty”

Alexa Viscius

A few weeks ago, Big Thief shared a pair of new tracks, “Little Things” and “Sparrow.” Today, they’re back with another new one, “Certainty,” which arrives just as their US tour kicks off in Louisville tonight. It was recorded during a power outage at Flying Cloud Studios. “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,” Buck Meek explained in a statement, continuing:

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.

Listen below.

TOUR DATES:
09/07 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall * SOLD OUT
09/08 Indianapolis, IN @ HI-FI SOLD OUT *
09/10 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
09/11 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
09/12 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall *
09/14 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater ^
09/15 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater ^
09/17 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs ^
09/18 New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre ^
09/20 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
09/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern *
09/22 Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art +
09/24 Richmond, VA @ The National #
09/25 Queens, NY @ The Governors Ball Music Festival
09/27 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall &
09/28 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground SOLD OUT #
09/30 Northampton, MA @ Pines Theatre SOLD OUT %
10/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer SOLD OUT *
10/02 -Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer SOLD OUT *
01/31 Lille, FR @ L’Aéronef
02/01 Paris, FR @ La Cigale
02/04 Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey
02/05 Barcelona, ES @ Sala Apolo
02/07 Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur
02/08 Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie Artefact
02/09 Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
02/10 Munich, DE @ Cafe Muffathalle
02/12 Prague, CZ @ MeetFactory
02/13 Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
02/15 Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
02/16 Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik
02/18 Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall
02/19 Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
02/21 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredgenburg
02/22 Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
02/24 Manchester, GB @ Manchester Academy
02/25 Glasgow, GB @ 02 Academy Bristol
03/02 London, GB @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03/03 London, GB @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03/04 London, GB @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
06/09 Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound 2022

*with Mind Maintenance
^with Jimmy Stallings
#with Natural Information Society
+with Molly Sarlé
%with Alex G
&with Buck Meek

“Certainty” is out now.

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