Monday, March 14, 2016

Big Thief - "Real Love"

Photo by Sasha Arutyunova
When I shared Big Thief's song "Masterpiece" with you last month, we didn't have a release date for their debut album. Now we do (May 27th on Saddle Creek,) and we also have a new song, "Real Love." 

"Real Love" is a brilliant hodge podge of styles that should never be mixed, but thank god they did. First off, it's the kind of power ballad that the 80s were filled with. It seems like 80s power ballads are starting to make a bit of a comeback, and I never realized how much I missed them until this. It's not quite a pure hair metal power ballad in the Motley Crue vein, as it's just countrified enough to slip it into the Americana category. Plus, there are flashes of indie rock guitar, especially towards the end. I can not wait for this album.

Big Thief's debut album, Masterpiece, is due May 27 on Saddle Creek. You can listen to "Real Love" below. Be sure to check out their website, and pre-order Masterpiece via Saddle Creek. There are also some tour dates below.

Tue. Mar. 15 - Austin, TX @ 3Ten Austin City Limits Live (Pre SXSW Party) - 9:20PM
Wed. Mar. 16 - Austin, TX @ Clive Bar (Showtime Roadies House) - 4PM
Wed. Mar. 16 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder Inside (Ground Control Showcase) - 12AM
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
Tue. Apr. 12 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Yuck
Fri. Apr. 15 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Yuck

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