Big Thief U.F.O.F.

U.F.O.F.

Big Thief

Released on May 3, 2019 by 4AD

Main artist: Big Thief

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Alternative & Indie

Distinctions: Pitchfork: Best New Music ( May 2019)

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UFO we understand. But UFOF? The additional F is for Friends according to Big Thief. UFOs and friends then? The band’s singer Adrienne Laker gives us a loose explanation: “Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this” With the guitarist Buck Meek, the bassist Max Oleartchik and the drummer James Krivchenia, Laker releases her third album. The Brooklyn quartet’s music is a sort of folk mixed with indie rock. Without sounding too much like them, this 2019 album sometimes contains the DNA of Sonic Youth (such as on Jenni). The result is alluring, almost shimmering. But upon a closer look, “UFOF” is a bizarre and strange, almost abnormal record. And like the late Elliot Smith (Laker’s idol that one recalls on Betsy), the beautiful melodies and tremendously artisanal guitars hide an evident melancholy and unusual, unnerving situations. Perhaps that would explain the UFOs? A less ‘polished’ and luxurious record than Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), UFOF shows a group ready to question itself and evolve its art. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz
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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:43:15

  1. 1 Contact

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  2. 2 UFOF

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  3. 3 Cattails

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  4. 4 From

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  5. 5 Open Desert

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  6. 6 Orange

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  7. 7 Century

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  8. 8 Strange

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  9. 9 Betsy

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  10. 10 Terminal Paradise

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  11. 11 Jenni

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

  12. 12 Magic Dealer

    Dom Monks, Mixer - Domino Publishing, MusicPublisher - Adrianne Lenker, Composer, Lyricist - Big Thief, Artist, MainArtist Copyright : 2019 4AD Ltd 2019 4AD Ltd

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  • UFO we understand. But UFOF? The additional F is for Friends according to Big Thief. UFOs and friends then? The band’s singer Adrienne Laker gives us a loose explanation: “Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this” With the guitarist Buck Meek, the bassist Max Oleartchik and the drummer James Krivchenia, Laker releases her third album. The Brooklyn quartet’s music is a sort of folk mixed with indie rock. Without sounding too much like them, this 2019 album sometimes contains the DNA of Sonic Youth (such as on Jenni). The result is alluring, almost shimmering. But upon a closer look, “UFOF” is a bizarre and strange, almost abnormal record. And like the late Elliot Smith (Laker’s idol that one recalls on Betsy), the beautiful melodies and tremendously artisanal guitars hide an evident melancholy and unusual, unnerving situations. Perhaps that would explain the UFOs? A less ‘polished’ and luxurious record than Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), UFOF shows a group ready to question itself and evolve its art. © Marc Zisman/Qobuz

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