Big Thief announce new album U.F.O.F., share title track

Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik and James Krivchenia beckon something cosmic on the lead single of their 4AD debut.

February 26, 2019
Big Thief announce new album <i>U.F.O.F.</i>, share title track
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Big Thief have announced that their third album U.F.O.F. will be released in May on 4AD. The second 'F' in the record's title stands for friend, a sentiment which frontperson Adrianne Lenker elaborated on in a press release: “Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this. If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.”

Today, the band has offered the album's title track "UFOF," a song that tiptoes up out of its homespun atmosphere, into a whirring sky of chopped samples and back down again. Even while beckoning something cosmic, Big Thief's instinctive ability to locate the heartbeat of the circumstance is at full force.

The band's last album, Capacity, was released back in 2017. In the time since, they've kept busy with a number of solo projects (see: Adrianne Lenker's abysskiss LP and Buck Meek's recent single "Halo Light") and a seemingly endless tour schedule. They'll hit the road yet again this April for a North American and European run that stretches well into November. Peep the dates, and hear "UFOF," below.

U.F.O.F. is due out May 3 via 4AD.

Big Thief 2019 Tour:
Sat. Apr. 20 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic
Thu. May 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Fri. May 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg Theater
Sun. May 5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
Sat. May 18 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club (SOLD OUT)
Sun. May 19 - Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Tues. May 21 - Dublin, IR @ Vicar Street
Wed. May 22 - Manchester, UK @ The Ritz
Thu. May 23 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
Fri. May 24 - Bristol, UK @ SWX
Sun. May 26 - Cambridge, UK @ Cambridge Junction
Mon. May 27 - Paris, FR @ Trabendo
Tue. May 28 - Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Thu. May 30 - Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Fri. May 31 - Nîmes, FR @ This Is Not a Love Song Festival
Sun. June 2 - Amsterdam, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Mon. June 3-6 - Marina Di Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
Mon. June 3 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Tue. June 4 - Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Sat. June 8 - Porto, PT @ NOS Privaera Sound
Tue. August 6-10 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
Thu. August 8 - Copenhagen, DK @ Lille Vega
Thu. August 15-18 - Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. August 16 - Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
Thu. Oct. 10 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. Oct. 12 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Sun. Oct. 13 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
Tue. Oct. 15 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Wed. Oct. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fri. Oct. 18 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mon. Oct. 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. Oct. 24 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Fri. Oct. 25 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Sat. Oct. 26 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Mon. Oct. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Fri. Nov. 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 2 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Mon. Nov. 4 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Nov. 5 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
Thu. Nov. 7 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov. 8 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. Nov. 10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Big Thief announce new album U.F.O.F., share title track