Published Apr 19, 2020Big Thief have shared a new album of demos from the band's recording sessions leading up to the release of U.F.O.F. and Two Hands. The record features three new songs and two unreleased, full-band demos from frontwoman Adrianne Lenker's 2018 solo album abysskiss.
Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018 is available over at Big Thief's Bandcamp, with 100 percent of proceeds from its purchase supporting the band's displaced road crew whose income has been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Here's what the band had to say about the release:
We spent the month of February 2018 in a cabin in Topanga Canyon, California, recording 34 demos that were boiled down to become UFOF and Two Hands, and we're bringing a handful into light now to share with everyone. We chose 5 of our favorites – none of which appear on any Big Thief records and a couple of which appear in different forms on Adrianne's abysskiss. 100% of the funds we receive from this release will go to our faithful road crew, whose income has been impacted by the disruption in our touring schedule. They are the lifeblood of the Big Thief shows and we care so deeply for each and every one of them.
Listen to "Live Young" from Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018, and head over to Big Thief's Bandcamp to purchase the record in support of their "faithful road crew."