Produced by James Krivchenia & Andrew Sarlo. Years, days, makes no difference to me babe You look exactly the same to me Ain’t no time, crossing your legs inside the diner Raising your coffee to your lips, the steam. You saw the masterpiece, she looks a lot like you Wrapping her left arm around your right Ready to walk you through the night.
Masterpiece (Big Thief album). Masterpiece is the debut studio album by the American band Big Thief, released through Saddle Creek Records on May 27, 2016. All tracks written by Adrianne Lenker.
Released May 27, 2016. Masterpiece Tracklist. 1. Little Arrow Lyrics. 2. Masterpiece Lyrics. Masterpiece was released on May 27, 2016. It is the band’s debut album, and is twelve tracks long. Leading up to the album’s release, four tracks have been released as singles. The album was recorded in July 2015 in a house-turned-studio on Lake Champlain. Regarding the cover, Adrianne Lenker said in an interview with Exclaim!, Masterpiece is a photo of my mom and her two brothers. She was probably about 16, give or take a year. My sister sent it to me and it just resonated with everybody. It was the right cover
Brooklyn band turns the fine art of not letting go into excellent indie-rock. There’s only so much letting go you can ask someone to do, Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief sings on the title track from the Brooklyn band’s debut. How much letting go, you ask? Not a whole motherfuck of a lot, judging by Lenker’s songs, which seem cut from memories too deep to shake, too hard to live with and too pure to simply fold away in some dank corner and ignore
On their debut Masterpiece, Brooklyn’s Big Thief hits the balance with ease and aplomb. Singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker pens evocative scenes of people and places, while the band shifts nimbly between lo-fi acoustic and throwback rock hooks, keeping everything noisy and tuneful. They do not reinvent the form and they probably won't be the band to break it, but Lenker has a striking voice and a way with turns of phrase-she is a clear star. What doesn’t work as much are the attempts to make Masterpiece feel overly homemade. The brief opening song, Little Arrow, is in a decidedly lower fidelity than the rest of the album, which can be charming but in this case detracts from how vivid the full band sounds. At the end of Interstate," there’s a field recording of a baby repeating the same phrase about liking trucks.
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Album · 2016 · 12 Songs. A raft of feedback overpowers the song, and distills Big Thief’s knack for setting brutal intimacy on a nakedly epic scale. Masterpiece is full of heavy-hearted guitar jams that specialise in grief ( Masterpiece ), shame ( Paul ), and regret ( Vegas ), made ever more brutal by Lenker’s voice, which billows like a flag in a storm, tattered, and proud. Masterpiece Big Thief.
Big Thief ultimately nail the different shades of reckoning and self-introspection on their Saddle Creek debut. Many listeners will no doubt identify with and see pieces of their own struggles inside this album. Masterpiece may be flawed, but try to think of a magnum opus, or a life, that isn't. The most exciting part is that it's likely Big Thief's best is yet to come.