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‘I need to not be violent to myself’: Big Thief on pain, healing and their intense musical bond

The folk-rockers have weathered divorce and trauma to become one of the US’s best bands. Loved up with one another on tour, they explain their need for imperfection – and why recording is like sexIt is early afternoon in downtown Nashville, and the party is already going strong. Bachelorettes in pink cowboy hats are flowing, mask-free, in and out of the honky-tonks. The members of Big Thief, though – Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia – are sitting outside the Ryman ...
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Indigo Sparke – “Baby” (Prod. Adrianne Lenker)

Adrianne Lenker has been busy. The Big Thief frontwoman just released not one but two quarantine albums, and she's also co-producing the debut album from Australian singer-songwriter Indigo Sparke. Sparke met Lenker opening for Big Thief on their Australian tour, and they produced her upcoming LP Echo together alongside Big Thief's regular producer … More »
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Stream Adrianne Lenker’s New Album instrumentals

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker was supposed to be releasing two new albums Friday, but one of them has gone online a day early. It's a record unlike any other in Lenker's discography so far. More »
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Premature Evaluation: Adrianne Lenker songs & instrumentals

The prospect of a "quarantine album" from Adrianne Lenker is immensely appealing. Granted, that's true of any new music from Lenker, the Big Thief singer-songwriter who in recent years has emerged as one of the most talented and magnetic figures in underground music. Furthermore, disappearing into a remote cabin to record new music with a … More »
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Adobe Spark Releases Guide for Restaurants to Go Touchless

It’s never been easier to upgrade your business to include “contactless” transactions. Adobe Spark has released a comprehensive guide that covers everything small business owners and marketers need to implement QR (that square block of black and white symbols that is programmed to carry your info) and other touchless technologies. Spark is offering a free trial and will be unveiling new templates. These templates make it easy for users to create vibrant in-store signage, mobile menus and social...
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Watch Margaret Glaspy Cover Big Thief’s “Mythological Beauty” And Check Out Her Bookshelf

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker has been known to cover a song or two; she recently performed "Summer's End" in tribute to the late John Prine. And increasingly, Lenker's own Big Thief catalog is becoming fodder for other musicians too. More »
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Sharma Shields' Playlist for Her Novel "The Cassandra"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Sharma Shields' novel The Cassandra is powerful, relevant, and masterfully told. Booklist wrote of the book: "[A] galvanizing variation on the ancient Greek tale of a seer doomed a...
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The 10 Best Albums of 2019

The most compelling albums released this year include three Brits with vastly different sounds, a 17-year-old Angeleno and an elder statesman of the New York underground rap world. Almost all of them deal, in one way or another, with the current moment of global anxiety—whether directly protesting authority figures or offering an escape valve. Here, TIME’s best albums of 2019. 10. James Blake, Assume Form On his fourth album, British R&B experimentalist James Blake turns away from his ...
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Adrianne Lenker – “symbol” Video

Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker released a gorgeous new solo album earlier this year called abysskiss. It's made up of folk songs entirely written on guitar and it has a spare quality that sounds intimate and timeless. Single "symbol" is a total earworm, and today Lenker shared a video for the song. More »
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Adrianne Lenker Leans Into The Abyss

When Adrianne Lenker tries to put a feeling into words, she narrows her eyes and moves her hands around like she's physically trying to grab onto something. Gesticulation is, of course, a thing that a lot of people do, but the way Lenker does it feels intentional. Like she can see that one crazy feeling … More »
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Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker Releases 'Cradle,' From New Solo Album 'Abysskiss'

After three busy years with her main band, Lenker will release abysskiss on Oct. 5. Hear its tender, gorgeous first single, "cradle."(Image credit: Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist)
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There’s quite a number of stories that go along with the songs behind Korby Lenker’s newest album, Thousand Springs, which is the seventh release from this East Nashville-based singer-songwriter.  This album was recorded in a number of different places and locations that were not recording studios – his guitar and vocals were done at the edge of the Snake River Canyon, a cabin north of Sun Valley and in his undertaker father’s mortuary, to name a few.  It’s a highly personal album and the warmt...
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Big Thief - Shark Smile

Adrianne Lenker’s music is an engaging diary of her hardscrabble life, from her candid lyrics to the personal photographs that grace her albums. On the cover of her new release, Capacity, with her band Big Thief, Lenker’s estranged… (in post Album of the Day: Big Thief, “Capacity” from Bandcamp Daily. More by this artist at )
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Q&A: Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker On Inhabiting New Characters & Fighting Fear With Music

When I reach Adrianne Lenker by phone it's raining in New York City -- not just misty and overcast, but pouring -- and it’s kind of cognitively refreshing. Lenker agrees. “I don’t mind it," she says. "It’s kind've a cliche but I like when it’s raining. I like the feeling of staying in and not … More »
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Big Thief Combines Ethereal, Hypnotic Sounds and a Fantasy Landscape in ‘Mythological Beauty’ Video

Darlings of Pitchfork and NPR, Brooklyn’s Big Thief has an accessible sound that mellows so much that it can be easy to miss its message. The band’s first album, the loftily titled Masterpiece, was hailed as a “wall-to-wall artful expression” by All Music, and anticipation is running high for their second release, Capacity, out June 9. Led by vocalist Adrianne Lenker, Big Thief embraces the ethereal both in melody and in Lenker’s hushed, impassioned singing. It’s easy to get sucked into this ban...
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Stream: Big Thief, ‘Shark Smile’

On “Shark Smile,” Brooklyn’s Big Thief opens with all the right rhythmic ingredients of a classic swamp rock song. It’s got the snap and swagger, but a deeper listen reveals a story about a car crash, the moment one survives while their lover dies. The squealing guitar offers a contrast to singer Adrianne Lenker’s gently cool vocal delivery. In her words, “‘Shark Smile’ is the story of a car accident in which one dies and one lives. She recalls her lover leading up to the moment of the wreck, wi...
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Big Thief - Real Love

Adrianne Lenker has the warmest voice you’ll hear this side of Christmas 2016. On record it transforms into a comforting lullaby, complimenting the blues-y Americana created by her Big Thief band mates perfectly. On the phone, Lenker conjures… (in post Interview: Big Thief on food, community and Masterpiece from DrunkenWerewolf. More by this artist at )
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