Masterpiece (Big Thief album). Masterpiece is the debut studio album by the American band Big Thief, released through Saddle Creek Records on May 27, 2016. All tracks written by Adrianne Lenker.
Masterpiece by Big Thief, released 27 May 2016 1. Little Arrow 2. Masterpiece 3. Vegas 4. Real Love 5. Interstate 6. Lorraine 7. Paul 8. Humans 9. Velvet Ring 10. Animals 11. Randy 12. Parallels. Includes unlimited streaming of Masterpiece via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 1 day. Purchasable with gift card.
On their debut Masterpiece, Brooklyn’s Big Thief hits the balance with ease and aplomb. Singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker pens evocative scenes of people and places, while the band shifts nimbly between lo-fi acoustic and throwback rock hooks, keeping everything noisy and tuneful. They do not reinvent the form and they probably won't be the band to break it, but Lenker has a striking voice and a way with turns of phrase-she is a clear star. What doesn’t work as much are the attempts to make Masterpiece feel overly homemade. The brief opening song, Little Arrow, is in a decidedly lower fidelity than the rest of the album, which can be charming but in this case detracts from how vivid the full band sounds. At the end of Interstate," there’s a field recording of a baby repeating the same phrase about liking trucks.
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Album · 2016 · 12 Songs. A raft of feedback overpowers the song, and distills Big Thief’s knack for setting brutal intimacy on a nakedly epic scale. Masterpiece is full of heavy-hearted guitar jams that specialise in grief ( Masterpiece ), shame ( Paul ), and regret ( Vegas ), made ever more brutal by Lenker’s voice, which billows like a flag in a storm, tattered, and proud. Masterpiece Big Thief.
Big Thief is an American indie rock band with folk roots. The band is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is comprised Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik, and James Krivchenia. Big Thief is an American indie rock band with folk roots.
Having taken the bold step of naming their first album Masterpiece, Big Thief deliver a suitably ambitious debut of disquieting indie rock that labors in self-examination and topics like the potential brutality of love. With the detachment of a hissing cassette demo, the opener, "Little Arrow," introduces lead singer and songwriter Adrianne Lenker's brittle, emotive vocal delivery accompanied by only acoustic guitar as she sings the two-minute lament
Masterpiece, Big Thief’s debut album, is filled with characters and visceral narratives, songs that pivot in the space of a few words. Adrianne's voice and guitar playing speak of rich emotional territory with grace and insight. In her words, the record tracks the masterpiece of existence, which is always folding into itself, people attempting to connect, to both shake themselves awake and to shake off the numbness of certain points in their life. The interpretations might be impressionistic or surrealistic, but they’re grounded in simple things.