Big Thief have shared a brand new five-track album of unreleased demos to support their road crew.
‘Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018’ is made up of recordings from the periods for the band’s two 2019 albums, ‘UFOF’ and ‘Two Hands’.
The new report options three utterly unheard songs, together with two full-band reworkings of songs from vocalist Adrianne Lenker’s 2018 debut solo album ‘abysskiss’.
Announcing the album, which you should purchase on Bandcamp beneath, the band stated: “We spent the month of February 2018 in a cabin in Topanga Canyon, California, recording 34 demos that had been boiled down to turn out to be UFOF and Two Hands, and we’re bringing a handful into gentle now to share with everybody.
“We selected 5 of our favorites – none of which seem on any Big Thief information and a pair of which seem in numerous types on Adrianne’s abysskiss.
“100% of the funds we receive from this release will go to our faithful road crew, whose income has been impacted by the disruption in our touring schedule. They are the lifeblood of the Big Thief shows and we care so deeply for each and every one of them.”
Big Thief performed the largest gig of their profession in London again in February. Reviewing the show at Hammersmith Apollo, NME wrote: “Big Thief play extra to one another than straight to the viewers, with guitarist Buck Meek dealing with Lenker and convulsing unusually together with their guitar interaction. Fans are invited to be voyeurs of their jam session.
“The no-frills stage design focuses attention on the musicians, whose stage presence is hypnotic.”