Big Thief announce their new album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, out 11th February on 4AD.
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over 4 distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, Arizona, Big Thief spent 5 months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs.
The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIY, a fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by drummer James Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne’s songwriting and the band onto a single record.
The band have also shared new single 'Time Escaping'.
The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith can be felt through previous albums, but here on Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You lives the strongest testament to its existence.
Big Thief 2022 Tour Dates
January 31st - L’Aéronef, Lille, France*
February 1st - La Cigale, Paris, France* 2nd - La Cigale, Paris, France* 4th - Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France* 5th - Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain* 7th - Le Transbordeur, Lyon, France* 8th - La Laiterie Artefact, Strasbourg, France* 9th - Kaufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland* 10th - Cafe Muffathalle, Munich, Germany* 12th - MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic* 13th - Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany* 14th - Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark 15th - VEGA, Copenhagen, Denmark 16th - Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany* 18th - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany* 19th - Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium* 21st - Tivoli Vredgenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands* 22nd - De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands* 24th - Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK* 25th - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK* 26th - The National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland* 27th - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK*
March 2nd - 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK* 3rd - 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK 4th - 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK [SOLD OUT]
April 12th - State Theatre, Ithaca NY, US 13th - Roadrunner, Boston MA, US 15th - Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY, US 16th - Kings Theatre, Brooklyn NY, US 18th - L’Olympia, Montreal QE, Canada 19th - Massey Hall, Toronto ON, Canada 21st - The Anthem, Washington DC, US 22nd - Agora Ballroom, Cleveland OH, US 23rd - Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI, US 25th - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL, US 26th - The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee WI, US 27th - Palace Theatre, St. Paul MN, US 29th - Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, US 30th - Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City UT, US
May 2nd - Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US 3rd - Roseland Theater, Portland OR, US 4th - Roseland Theater, Portland OR, US 7th - Fox Theatre, Oakland CA, US 10th - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US 11th - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US 12th - Observatory North Park, San Diego CA, US 14th - Pappy & Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA, US [SOLD OUT]
June 9th - Primavera Sound 2022, Barcelona, Spain 12th - Tempelhof Sounds, Berlin, Germany
* = w/ KMRU