Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Big Thief - "Masterpiece"

Photo courtesy of Big Thief
Brooklyn's Big Thief are set to release their debut album and have released a video for "Masterpiece." "Masterpiece" reminds me a lot of Laura Stevenson. It's 90s inflected pop rock, maybe like a slightly more straightforward Belly. It also edges just enough into  folk/Americana territory that I could see them playing Newport in the next few years. (Hey, if Courtney Barnett can play Newport...) With its fuzzy guitars and sing-along chorus, if the rest of their album is anything like this, I could see myself becoming obsessed with Big Thief.

Big Thief's debut album will be released this year on Saddle Creek. You can watch the video for "Masterpiece" below. For more information on Big Thief, check out their website. After the video, you can find their upcoming tour dates, mostly supporting Eleanor Friedberger and Yuck.

Thu. Feb. 18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Eleanor Frieberger
Fri. Feb. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Sat. Feb. 20 - Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Thu. Mar 10 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Kraken w/ The Love Language
Fri. Mar. 11 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
Sat. Mar. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 w/ Yuck, Sunflower Bean
Sun. Mar. 13 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar 16 - Sat. Mar 19 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mon. Mar. 21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Yuck, Sunflower Bean
Tue. Mar. 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar. 23 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Yuck
Thu. Mar. 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/ Yuck
Fri. Mar. 25 - Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door w/ Yuck
Sat. Mar. 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Yuck
Mon. Mar. 28 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Yuck
Tue. Mar. 29 - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar. 30 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Yuck
Thu. Mar. 31 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Yuck
Fri. Apr. 1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar w/ Yuck
Sat. Apr. 2 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Yuck
Sun. Apr. 3 - Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge w/ Yuck
Mon. Apr. 4 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Yuck
Tue. Apr. 5 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Yuck
Wed. Apr. 6 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Yuck
Thu. Apr. 7 - Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch w/ Yuck
Fri. Apr. 15 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Yuck

1 comment:

  1. I like this place. I was here the other night, I've been there for about four or five hours and found the prices reasonable on all fronts and the staff to be so friendly. I would be the perfect person to have on an infomercial for venues in NYC if they ever had one.