Brooklyn’s Big Thief announced their highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Masterpiece. Titled Capacity, the record comes out on June 9th through Saddle Creek. The indie rock four-piece revealed their plans with a new music video for the record’s hushed first single “Mythological Beauty.” It follows singer/guitarist Adrianne Lenker’s The Revenent-like adventures through a snow-glossed woods, sheltering and attempting to save a blanket-draped man (guitarist Buck Meek) before a mysterious woman (played by Lenker’s mother) offers some help.
Although the video is an interpretive piece of art on its own, the song itself is a beauty, as Lenker’s cool, calm and collected voice floats in front of a relaxed back section. Nipping at the heels of genre contributors Frankie Cosmos and Real Estate, Big Thief’s more acoustic take on this NY chill-indie growth is hypnotic and relaxing with its touch of saccharine hooks and bouncing percussion. Throw this on at the beach or solo nights in your apartment, it’s a sound meant to slit the stress.
Watch the video below, and find artwork/tracklisting for Capacity. Also, catch the band on their summer tour, just announcing a stop out east at Arcade Lancaster on June 7th (more information/tickets can be found at the XPN Concert Page).
1. Pretty Things
2. Shark Smile
6. Great White Shark
7. Mythological Beauty
11. Black Diamonds