Big Thief - Capacity (Saddle Creek)
Add Date: 06/06
Focus Tracks: 13, 14
FCC: "Mythological Beauty" (Clean Edits Available)
Format: College, AAA, Specialty, Americana
Artist Info: Big Thief's highly anticipated second album, Capacity, will be out June 9th. The trails that the band takes us down on Capacity are overgrown with a wilderness of souls. These are carnivorous stories, with pangs of sadness and joy. Songwriter Adrianne Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open, and then recounts the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it all to happen again. "Shark Smile," is the newest song off Capacity. Asked to give some context to the song, singer Adrianne Lenker said, "Shark Smile is the story of a car accident in which one person dies and the other lives. The narrator recalls her lover leading up to the moment of the wreck, wishing she'd been taken into the next realm, too."
"Shark Smile" comes hot on the heels of the first track premiered from Capacity, "Mythological Beauty," which premiered on NPR's All Songs Considered, was named a Best New Track at Pitchfork, and has been played at KCRW, KCMP, WFUV, WXRT, WXPN, XM: The Loft, KEXP, WCNR, OpenAir Denver, WDET, KXRN, KUCI, KPFK, KDHX, KRBZ, WNRN, among many more!