Big Thief are touring in support of their upcoming fourth album Two Hands and previously released sister album U.F.O.F. Big Thief will headline two Bay Area shows next month, with Palehound supporting the Fillmore show on October 28, and Mount Eerie supporting the Fox Oakland show on October 29.

Two Hands was recorded at Sonic Ranch in the desert of El Paso County, providing the context for a more earthly, stripped-down recording style in contrast to the lush, celestial sounds of U.F.O.F. For example, Two Hands features minimal overdubbing in favor of live recordings and unaltered vocal takes. The forthcoming album finds Big Thief (Adrianne Lenker, Buck Meek, Max Oleartchik, James Krivchenia) honing in on a bare-bones version of their signature folk-pop sound, and producing one of their most cohesive full-band efforts to date.

Two Hands, due October 11, is available to pre-order from 4AD in several versions including the limited edition indie-exclusive desert peach vinyl LP. The album’s lead single “Not” can be streamed ahead of release.

Big Thief has partnered with Plus1 for their North American headlining tour, and one dollar from every ticket sold in the US will be donated to benefit Little Kids Rock and Youth Speaks. The San Francisco show is sold out, but tickets are still available for Big Thief’s Oakland show with Mount Eerie at the Fox Theater.

Big Thief, Palehound
The Fillmore
October 28, 2019
8pm, $26 (SOLD OUT)

Big Thief, Mount Eerie
Fox Oakland
October 29, 2019
8pm, $32.50