May 01, 2019

Stereogum's Album of the Week: Big Thief 'U.F.O.F.' - memories in short, bright flashes

Folk-rock quartet Big Thief have a new album 'U.F.O.F.' out on Friday, and it's Stereogum's pick for this week's Album of the Week. At the basis of the album stands "lead songwriter Adrianne Lenker now widely regarded as one of the most technically skilled and lyrically incisive musicians to emerge over the past five years. Her affect is often described as “mystical,” and her songs have the predictive quality of an oracle — she can tell the story of an entire life in under five minutes". The album itself "documents a band coming into their own, messing around with new ideas and having fun doing it. Listening to it feels like sharing in that experience". Listen to their new song 'Century' here.