Big Thief, one of the best bands of this decade, is releasing their third album U.F.O.F. (and their first for indie rock big boys 4AD!) on May 3.
U.F.O.F. stands for Unidentified Flying Object Friend, which I think is such a sweet album name. I love thinking of cute little UFOs. The album also contains two songs that also made an appearance on Lenker’s solo album from last year, released on Saddle Creek.
If you’re on the fence about the band, like you enjoy their music to some degree but aren’t completely sold on the group as a whole, I implore you to see them live. They work as a well-oiled machine in the live setting, operating in a deep pocket. Adrianne Lenker is also an immediately likable front person, ripe with polite anecdotes and traditional wisdom for stage banter. If you’re in NYC, prepare your wallets for tickets to their upcoming album release show at Elsewhere on May 5. Tickets HERE.