Big Thief have already released one album in 2019, and today, they’ve announced a second before the year is out. Two Hands, the follow-up to U.F.O.F, is out October 11 via 4AD. “Not”—a song they often play live—appears on the album and is out today. Listen below.
The album was recorded days after the U.F.O.F sessions at the Sonic Ranch studio about 30 miles west of El Paso. “Two Hands has the songs that I’m the most proud of; I can imagine myself singing them when I’m old,” Adrianne Lenker said in a statement. “Musically and lyrically, you can’t break it down much further than this. It’s already bare-bones.”
The band have also announced a tour, and a portion of proceeds from their shows will go to good causes. In the United States, one dollar from each ticket will go to Little Kids Rock and Youth Speaks. Canadian shows will benefit DANS LA RUE, Sketch, and UNYA. European ticket sales will help out Hangarmusik, and their 2020 UK shows will benefit Girls Rock London. Find those dates below.
Read Pitchfork’s feature “Big Thief Can’t Stop Moving Forward.”
08-14 Saint-malo, France - Route du Rock 08-16 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukkelpop Festival 08-17 Brecon Beacons, Wales - Green Man Festival 08-19 London, England - Bush Hall 10-10 New York, NY - Webster Hall 10-11 New York, NY - Webster Hall 10-12 South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground 10-13 Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre 10-15 Montreal, Quebec - La Tulipe 10-16 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre 10-18 Chicago, IL - Metro 10- 21 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue 10-24 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom 10-25 Vancouver, British Columbia - Vogue Theatre 10-26 Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre 10-28 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore 10-29 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 11-01 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom 11-02 Albuquerque, NM - Sister 11-04 Austin, TX - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre 11-05 Dallas, TX - Trees 11-07 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 11-08 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom 11-09 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 11-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 11-11 Columbus, OH - The Athenaeum Theatre 02-17 Lisbon, Portugal - LAV 02-18 Porto, Portugal - Hard Club 02-19 Madrid, Spain - Joy Eslava 02-20 Barcelona, Spain - La 2 de Apolo 02-22 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv 02-23 Milan, Italy - Magnolia 02-24 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne 02-25 Paris, France - Cabaret Sauvage 02- 27 London, England - Hammersmith Apollo 02-29 Nottingham, England - Rock City 03-01 Manchester, England - Albert Hall 03-02 Glasgow, Scotland - Old Fruitmarket 03-05 Brussels, Belgium - AB Ballroom 03-06 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 03-07 Cologne, Germany - Luxor 03-08 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich 03-09 Berlin, Germany - Astra 03-11 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Main Hall 03-12 Gotheburg, Sweden - Pustervik 03-13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser 03-14 Olso, Norway - Rockefeller
03-15 Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall