Basé à Brooklyn, Big Thief est un groupe de rock indépendant américain composé d’Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik et de James Krivchenia.

Seulement quelques mois après la sortie du somptueux U.F.O.F., les Américains de Big Thief annoncent un nouvel album intitulé Two Hands paru le 11 octobre 2019sur 4AD. Dès leur signature sur le label anglais, le groupe indiquait avoir assez de titres pour deux albums et de surcroît avec un plan bien précis en tête : un premier éthéré relatif à l’inconnu, aux cieux, aux aliens et nourri par les possibilités offertes en studio (U.F.O.F) et un second enregistré dans des conditions plus live et brutes (Two Hands).


The trails that Brooklyn’s Big Thief—Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums)—take us down on Capacity, the band’s highly anticipated second record, are overgrown with the wilderness of pumping souls.

After last year’s stunning Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion. They are peopled and unpeopled, spooked and soothed, regenerating back into a state where they can once again be vulnerable. Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifacted women and deal with the complicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own.