WHERE? Brooklyn (USA) WHO? Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, James Krivchenia, Max Oleartchik
RELEASE: Masterpiece LP (Out now on Saddle Creek)
FILE UNDER: Sharon van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Torres
Big Thief are a four piece band from Brooklyn and led by the striking and engaging songwriter Adrianne Lenker. The band, which includes Buck Meek on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums, create compelling and nostalgic folk rock tunes, where Lenker’s lyrical storytelling is as much autobiographical as it is surreal.
The group signed to Saddle Creek and recently released their amazing debut album, Masterpiece. In Lenker words, the record tracks “the masterpiece of existence, which is always folding into itself, people attempting to connect, to both shake themselves awake and to shake off the numbness of certain points in their life. The interpretations might be impressionistic or surrealistic, but they’re grounded in simple things.”