‘Forgotten Eyes‘ – out now, and one final taste off the new album from Big Thief, before it’s released next Friday. Two Hands is out 11 October through 4AD.
Two Hands is the band’s second album this year, following the May release of U.F.O.F., a universally beloved album which garnered a 9.2 score from Pitchfork, who called it “a true masterpiece of folk music from a band working together at the highest level.”
Two Hands is a partner to U.F.O.F. In Stereogum’s recent cover story on the band, Adrianne Lenker beautifully describes how the two albums connect and how they differ: “U.F.O.F. is meant to be more focused on the immeasurable, sort of suspended ethereal playing with textures and colours and layering in the production, staring into the abyss. And Two Hands is more the micro, zooming into the blood and tissue and guts of being a human, the raw, bare, naked bones, not much layering, capturing just our performances in the room, just very dry, no reverbs, just skin and flesh and human, finite, physical. But I think each of them contains parts of the others.”
Preorder Two Hands here.