Big Thief Shares Demos Benefiting Road Crew


Big Thief shared a collection of previously unreleased demos recorded during sessions for their 2019 albums U.F.O.F. and Two Hands. Proceeds from the sale of Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018 will go the band’s crew members.

None of the five tracks on Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018 appeared on U.F.O.F. or Two Hands. Included are demos of “Blue and Red Horses” and “Abysskiss,” which appeared in different forms on the 2018 solo album abysskiss released by Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker.

Big Thief posted the below note regarding the demos:

We spent the month of February 2018 in a cabin in Topanga Canyon, California, recording 34 demos that were boiled down to become U.F.O.F. and Two Hands, and we’re bringing a handful into light now to share with everyone. We chose five of our favorites – none of which appear on any Big Thief records and a couple of which appear in different forms on Adrianne’s abysskiss. 100% of the funds we make from this release will go to our faithful road crew, whose income has been impacted by the disruption in our touring schedule. They are the lifeblood of the Big Thief shows and we care so deeply for each and every one of them.

Big Thief also confirmed their shows scheduled in May in Australia, New Zealand and Japan will now take place in March 2021. Listen to “Live Young (Topanga Demo)” from the new release below:

Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018 Tracklist

  1. Blue and Red Horses (Topanga Demo)
  2. Mermaid (Topanga Demo)
  3. Abysskiss (Topanga Demo)
  4. Over (Topanga Demo)
  5. Live Young (Topanga Demo)
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