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Big Thief - New Song ‘Forgotten Eyes’, Plus Album Listening Events
Big Thief : New Song ‘Forgotten Eyes’, Plus Album Listening Events
2nd October 2019

Today, Big Thief shares ‘Forgotten Eyes’, the second single and final pre-release taste of their forthcoming album, Two Hands, out 11th October.

A visceral and emotionally raw song, ‘Forgotten Eyes’ is a lyrical wonder and song of immense compassion, a reminder to care for those around us that others have forgotten.

Listen to 'Forgotten Eyes' here.

“Intimate, intuitive, transfixing.” - MOJO ****
"It’s a blissful listen from start to finish." - DIY ****
“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 musical treat, it devastates and uplifts in equal measure." - Loud And Quiet (9/10)

Next week fans will get the opportunity to hear the album ahead of it’s release at a number of indie record stores in the UK and Ireland, with attendees also receiving a special limited edition print whilst stocks last.  All details below.

Tuesday 8th October
End of an Ear, Austin TX, US - 6pm
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN US - 7pm
Reckless Records Wicker Park, Chicago IL, US - 6pm
Park Ave CDs, Orlando FL, US - 7pm
Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY, US - 7pm 
Sonic Boom, Seattle WA, US - 7pm 
Drift, Totnes, UK 
Jumbo, Leeds, UK - Midday
Monorail, Glasgow, UK
Pie & Vinyl, Southsea, UK - 6pm
Rough Trade, Bristol, UK - 6pm
Rough Trade East, London, UK - 6pm
Rough Trade, Nottingham, UK - 6pm
Rough Trade West, London UK - 6pm
Assai, Edinburgh, UK- 5:30pm
Assai, Dundee, UK
Tower, Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday 9th October
La Roma Records, Mexico City, Mexico - 7pm
Jet Black Cat, Brisbane, Australia -7pm

Two Hands is the band’s second album this year, following the May release of U.F.O.F., 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 colours and layering in the production, staring 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.”

You can pre-order on black or desert peach vinyl, and CD via 4AD here +
You can pre-save, and pre-order, on all platforms here +

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!).

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

1st - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US **SOLD OUT**
2nd - Sister, Albuquerque NM, US 
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

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

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