Big Thief is a four piece indie outfit from Brooklyn, New York, comprised of Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, James Krivchenia, and Max Oleartchik. They released their latest album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You on February 11th via 4AD.
Existing as some sort of classic americana and modern indie lovechild, Dragon is far and away the group's most self aware project to date. Evidenced across the subtle humor of "Spud Infinity" ("The last one there is a potato knish, baking too long in the sun of spud infinity"), the heartwrenching use of pastiched metaphor on tracks such as "Change" and "Sparrow", and the steampunk moxie of "Time Escaping", the record's opening leg is an explosive introduction to the 'new' Big Thief. New, in regards to both a complete overhaul of the stereotypical indie connotation of pre-Dragon Big Thief and to the accompanying sonic doctrine as a unique addition to the indie landscape as a whole.
If Dragon were the soundtrack to some parallel-universe-distant-future Sergio Leone film, the intimate soprano of Adrianne Lenker would certainly be the omnipotent narrator. And yet the album cannot be contained even within the bounds of utopia–indisputable highlight "Little Things" sounds completely unlike anything else that exists in the contemporary indie climate.
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