Listen Big Thief offer up new single ‘Certainty’

Big Thief offer up new single 'Certainty'
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Their North American tour kicks off tonight.

Written and recorded directly to 4-track during a three-day power outage while recording at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios, Big Thief are sharing brand new single ‘Certainty’.

“On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars,” says Buck Meek. “James and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four-track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a Bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah’s pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner.”

Have a listen below!

See Big Thief live at the following dates:

SEPTEMBER
07 – LOUISVILLE, KY, Headliners Music Hall SOLD OUT
08 – INDIANAPOLIS, IN, HI-FI SOLD OUT
10 – CHICAGO, IL, Pitchfork Music Festival
11 – ST. LOUIS, MO, The Pageant
12 – LAWRENCE, KS, Liberty Hall
14 – DALLAS, TX, Granada Theater
15 – AUSTIN, TX, ACL Live at the Moody Theater
17 – HOUSTON, TX, White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
18 – NEW ORLEANS, LA, Civic Theatre
20 – NASHVILLE, TN, Ryman Auditorium
21 – ATLANTA, GA, The Eastern
22 – RALEIGH, NC, North Carolina Museum of Art
24 – RICHMOND, VA, The National
25 – QUEENS, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival
27 – BUFFALO, NY, Asbury Hall
28 – SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT, Higher Ground SOLD OUT
30 – NORTHAMPTON, MA, Pines Theatre SOLD OUT

OCTOBER
01 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer SOLD OUT
02 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer SOLD OUT

JANUARY
31 – LILLE, FR, L'Aéronef

FEBRUARY
01 – PARIS, FR, La Cigale
04 – BORDEAUX, FR, Rock School Barbey
05 – BARCELONA, ES, Sala Apolo
07 – LYON, FR, Le Transbordeur
08 – STRASBOURG, FR, La Laiterie Artefact
09 – ZURICH, CH, Kaufleuten
10 – MUNICH, DE, Cafe Muffathalle
12 – PRAGUE, CZ, MeetFactory
13 – BERLIN, DE, Huxleys Neue Welt
15 – COPENHAGEN, DK, VEGA
16 – HAMBURG, DE, Fabrik
18 – COLOGNE, DE, Live Music Hall
19 – BRUSSELS, BE, Cirque Royal
21 – UTRECHT, NL, Tivoli Vredenberg
22 – GRONINGEN, NL, De Oosterpoort
24 – MANCHESTER, GB, Manchester Academy
25 – GLASGOW, GB, Barrowland Ballroom
26 – DUBLIN, IE, The National Stadium
27 – BRISTOL, GB, O2 Academy Bristol

MARCH
02 – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
03 – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
04 – LONDON, GB, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

JUNE
09 – BARCELONA, ES, Primavera Sound 2022


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