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Big Thief - 'Two Hands' Out Now
Big Thief : 'Two Hands' Out Now
11th October 2019

Two Hands, the fourth studio album by Big Thief and their second release this year, is out today.

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‚Äč"A band that feels, at this moment, totally invincible." - Pitchfork (9.0 - Best New Music)
“It’s astonishing just how alive this album feels.” - The Independent *****
“Second stunner of the year.” Record Collector *****
“Intimate, intuitive, transfixing.” - MOJO ****
"It’s a blissful listen from start to finish." - DIY ****
"A musical treat, it devastates and uplifts in equal measure." - Loud And Quiet (9/10)
“2019 is Big Thief’s year.” - The Skinny *****
"Two Hands captures the best of what makes the group's live shows so compelling – their force and immediacy, the unparalleled togetherness of their playing.” 
NPR
"With each new album, the empathy grows deeper and the images more vivid, and now Big Thief has released two of the best rock records of the year."
- Wall Street Journal
"Capping one of the strongest years a rock band has had in a while, this stands as a crowning achievement." Consequence of Sound 
“Get set for Big Thief to steal your heart, again." - Big Issue
"When you’re on a roll it’s best to keep rolling." - Uncut (8/10)
“A genuinely affecting proposition.” - The Wire
"Two Hands is a rarity then, an album that truly stands on its own as a whole work, a whole vision, but also functions in conversation with U.F.O.F.
- Stereogum
"Its best moments emphasize the band’s gnarled electric energy.” - Paste

Last night, Big Thief appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert giving a gripping performance of ‘Not’, the lead single from Two Hands.  You can watch here or in the player below.

Two Hands – “the earth twin” follows the May release of U.F.O.F. – “the celestial twin” – a universally beloved album which garnered a 9.2 score from Pitchfork, who called it “a true masterpiece of folk music from a band working together at the highest level.”  While some have looked on in wonderment at this prolific band’s decision to release two substantial releases in the same year, the decision was, as with every decision the band makes, eminently intentional and deeply considered.  Two Hands is a partner to U.F.O.F.  In Stereogum's recent cover story on the band, Adrianne Lenker beautifully describes how the two albums connect and how they differ: "U.F.O.F. is meant to be more focused on the immeasurable, sort of suspended ethereal playing with textures and colors and layering in the production, staring out into the abyss.  And Two Hands is more the micro, zooming into the blood and tissue and guts of being a human, the raw, bare, naked bones, not much layering, capturing just our performances in the room, just very dry, no reverbs, just skin and flesh and human, finite, physical.  But I think each of them contains parts of the others.”

For their upcoming North American and European shows, Big Thief will be partnering with Plus1.  $1 from every ticket sold in the US will be going to benefit Little Kids Rock and Youth Speaks, while shows in Canada will benefit DANS LA RUESketch, and UNYA.  $1 from every ticket sold for the 2020 European dates will be going to benefit Hangarmusik, while the 2020 UK shows will benefit Girls Rock London (GRL!).

October
9th - Brooklyn Steel, New York NY, US **SOLD OUT**
10th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US **SOLD OUT**
11th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US **SOLD OUT**
12th - Higher Ground, South Burlington VT, US **SOLD OUT**
13th - Wilbur Theatre, Boston MA, US **SOLD OUT**
15th - La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada  **SOLD OUT**
16th - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON, Canada **SOLD OUT**
17th - Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI, US
18th - Metro, Chicago IL, US **SOLD OUT**
19th - The Sylvee, Madison, WI, US
21st - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US 
24th - Crystal Ballroom, Portland OR, US **SOLD OUT**
25th - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC, Canada **SOLD OUT**
26th - Moore Theatre, Seattle WA, US 
28th - The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US **SOLD OUT**
30th - The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA, US

November
1st - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US **SOLD OUT**
2nd - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US **SOLD OUT**
4th - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre, Austin TX, US 
5th - Trees, Dallas TX, US 
7th - Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA, US 
8th - Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, NC, US **SOLD OUT**
9th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US **SOLD OUT**
10th - 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US **SOLD OUT**
11th - The Athenaeum Theatre, Columbus , OH, US

February
17th - LAV, Lisbon, Portugal
18th - Hard Club, Porto, Portugal
19th - Joy Eslava, Madrid, Spain
20th - La 2 de Apolo, Barcelona, Spain
22nd - Locomotiv, Bologna, Italy
23rd - Magnolia, Milan, Italy
24th - Epicerie Moderne, Lyon, France
25th - Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France
27th - Eventim Apollo, London, UK
29th - Rock City, Nottingham, UK

March
1st - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
2nd - Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, UK
5th - Ballroom, Brussels, Belgium
6th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherland
7th - Luxor, Cologne, Germany
8th - Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
9th - Astra, Berlin, Germany
11th - Vega Main Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th - Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
13th - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden
14th - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
15th - Voxhal, Aarhus, Denmark

May
7th - WWW X, Tokyo, Japan
8th - Shangri-la, Osaka, Japan