Big Thief

Artist information

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.
The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the first time in the studio and were recorded the same day. “There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” Lenker explains. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside.”


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Upcoming shows

Big Thief Biddinghuizen, Lowlands

Past shows


Big Thief Groningen , Oosterpoort
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Big Thief Rotterdam , Motel Mozaique
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Big Thief Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
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Big Thief Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret


Big Thief Beuningen, Down The Rabbit Hole
Big Thief Amsterdam , Paradiso
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Big Thief Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret


Big Thief Vlieland, Into The Great Wide Open
Big Thief Venlo , Zomerparkfeest
Big Thief Utrecht, EKKO
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Big Thief Groningen, Vera


Big Thief Rotterdam, Rotown
Big Thief Nijmegen, Merleyn
Big Thief Amsterdam, London Calling
Big Thief Amsterdam , Melkweg
Big Thief Amsterdam , Paradiso


Big Thief Amsterdam , Paradiso