Big Thief Unveil New Single ‘Simulation Swarm’

Their new album is out on February 11
Big Thief
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Indie-folk darlings Big Thief just released their newest single “Simulation Swarm” amid anticipation for their next record. “Simulation Swarm” stands out as an unreleased fan favorite performed at the band’s live shows. Adrianne Lenker continues to delve into her poetic folk roots with emotionally resonant lyricism layered over catchy guitar riffs.

Prior to the release of “Simulation Swarm,” Big Thief released several singles including “Little Things/Sparrow,” “Certainty,” “Change,” “Time Escaping” and “No Reason/Spud Infinity.” The band’s last record, Two Hands, floored audiences in 2019 with their attention to subtle emotions and the ability to translate these emotions into deeply moving songs. Big Thief finds their strength in the narratives they craft.

Their upcoming album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is set to be released on February 11 via 4AD. In 2020, the album was recorded over 4 distinct sessions in Upstate New York, The Rocky Mountains, Topanga Canyon, and Tucson, Arizona. The record aims to capture the true depth of Adrianne Lenker’s songwriting and to emphasize the many elements of the music that define Big Thief. The album is available for preorder here.

The band plans to tour throughout Europe starting late February then continue on to North America in the spring.

Big Thief Tour Dates:

Thu. Feb. 24 – Manchester, GB @ Manchester Academy 1 *
Fri. Feb. 25 – Glasgow, GB @ Barrowland Ballroom – SOLD OUT *
Sat. Feb. 26 – Dublin, IE @ The National Stadium *
Sun. Feb. 27 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy Bristol – SOLD OUT *
Wed. Mar. 2 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOLD OUT *
Thu. Mar. 3 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOLD OUT +
Fri. Mar. 4 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – SOLD OUT +
Sat. Mar. 5 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tue. Apr. 12 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre of Ithaca
Wed. Apr. 13 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
Fri. Apr. 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Sat. Apr. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre – SOLD OUT
Mon. Apr. 18 – Montreal, QUE @ L’Olympia
Tue. Apr. 19 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
Thu. Apr. 21 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Fri. Apr. 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Sat. Apr. 23 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon. Apr. 25 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Tue. Apr. 26 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
Wed. Apr. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Fri. Apr. 29 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Sat. Apr. 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Mon. May 2 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
Tue. May 3  – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Wed. May 4 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Sat. May 7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Tue. May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
Wed. May 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
Fri. May 13 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sat. May 14 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s – SOLD OUT
Sun. May 15 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s
Sun. June 5 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale – RESCHEDULED
Mon. June 6 – Paris, FR @ La Cigale – RESCHEDULED
Tue. June 7 – Lyron, FR @ Transbordeur – RESCHEDULED
Wed. June 8 – Bordeaux, FR @ Rock School Barbey – RESCHEDULED
Thu. June 9 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Sat. June 11 – Rotterdam, NL @ Best Kept Secret
Sun. June 12 – Berlin, DE @ Tempelhof Sounds – RESCHEDULED
Mon. June 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA –  RESCHEDULED, SOLD OUT
Tue. June 14 – Stockholm, SE @ Filadelfia
Thu. June 16 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways 2022
Sat. June 18 – Stavanger, NL @ Mablis Festival 2022
Sun. June 19 – Bergen, NO @ Kulturhuset i Bergen
Mon. June 20 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller Music Hall
Tue. June 21 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Thu. June 23 – Cologne, DE @ Live Music Hall – RESCHEDULED
Tue. June 27 – Utrecht, Nl @ Tivoli Vredenburg – RESCHEDULED, SOLD OUT
Wed. June 28 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal – RESCHEDULED
Fri. July 1 – Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik – RESCHEDULED
Mon. July 4 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys – RESCHEDULED

* w/ KMRU
+ w/ Tucker Zimmerman

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