Big Thief call it Capacity. Stories pour out of Lenker’s mouth like an endless ribbon, bold and without friction. While the process of excavating such intense memories was challenging and painful, Capacity finds Big Thief firmly nestled in the catharsis
Capacity is the second studio album by the American band Big Thief, released through Saddle Creek Records on June 9, 2017. Capacity received critical acclaim upon its release. All tracks written by Adrianne Lenker.
Capacity is the second album from Big Thief, released on June 9, 2017 via Saddle Creek. Regarding the cover, singer and guitarist Adrianne Lenker said: That’s my uncle Adam, and he was about 14. Capacity Q&A. Photography By Josh Goleman. Produced, Mixed, Engineered by Andrew Sarlo. Mastered by Ray Janos & Greg Calbi.
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Capacity is both a logical successor to Masterpiece as well as a great leap forward for Big Thief. The chemistry that Lenker and her band have established on album number two is extraordinarily strong, but no matter how good they get, her songwriting seems as though it will forever be raw to the core.
After making waves on critics' year-end lists and on tour in support of their debut LP, 2016's Masterpiece, Big Thief follow it up almost exactly a year later with Capacity, a thematic and sonic sequel. Lead singer and songwriter Adrianne Lenker has remarked that the albums are indeed "connected.
Album · 2017 · 11 Songs. In the wake of their arresting debut album, Big Thief find further beauty in ever harsher realities on Capacity. Stark acoustic numbers like "Pretty Things" and "Coma" glow with a warm, vintage sheen, making them timeless, while expansive heartland rocker "Shark Smile" gives Lenker's wraith-like presence room to truly soar.