BIG THIEF – ” Certainty “

Posted: September 9, 2021 in MUSIC
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Big Thief are back with another new song. This one’s called “Certainty” and the band recorded it at Sam Evian’s studio in upstate New York.  It’s a gorgeous song with a little country twang, recorded directly to 4-track at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios during a three-day power outage.

The band has released a handful of new songs since 2019’s “Two Hands” and U.F.O.F. Most recently, the group shared the tracks “Little Things” and “Sparrow” Adrianne Lenker had previously played another unreleased song identified as “Simulation Swarm” on Instagram in February. Big Thief also issued the Two Hands outtake “Love in Mine” last spring as the B-side on a promo 7″. The band is currently touring the United States for the rest of the month, with Lenker embarking on her own solo tour in November and December.

From guitarist Buck Meek: “There was a big summer storm while we recorded at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Studios last July, and the power went out for three days. On the third day of the outage, I found Adrianne on the porch writing a new song, so I sat with her and we finished it together, with the rain falling from the gutters splashing over our guitars.. James Krivchenia and Sam saw us writing, and quickly set up a four track tape machine in the kitchen, powered by the F250 cigarette lighter out in the yard. They set up the drums by the sink, and Max plugged his bass into a bluetooth speaker set on top of the stove. Take 2 had a great bark from Sam and Hannah Cohen’s pup Jan during the solo, but we ended up going with take 3 because it took us about that long to learn the chords. Then we made pancakes and sausages and ate breakfast for dinner.”

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