Big Thief Debut “Forgotten Eyes”

Big Thief has released "Forgotten Eyes,"
Big Thief "Forgotten Eyes"

Big Thief has released “Forgotten Eyes,” the second single and final pre-release taste of their forthcoming album, Two Hands, the full-length drops on October 11th via 4AD. The band begins its first full North American tour since fall of 2018. For their upcoming North American and European shows, Big Thief will be partnering with Plus1. $1 from every ticket sold in the US will be going to benefit Little Kids Rock and Youth Speaks, while shows in Canada will benefit DANS LA RUE, Sketch, and UNYA. $1 from every ticket sold for the 2020 European dates will be going to benefit Hangarmusik, while the 2020 UK shows will benefit Girls Rock London (GRL!).

Adrianne Lenker beautifully describes how the two albums connect and how they differ: “U.F.O.F. is meant to be more focused on the immeasurable, sort of suspended ethereal playing with textures and colors and layering in the production, staring out into the abyss. And Two Hands is more the micro, zooming into the blood and tissue and guts of being a human, the raw, bare, naked bones, not much layering, capturing just our performances in the room, just very dry, no reverbs, just skin and flesh and human, finite, physical. But I think each of them contains parts of the others.”


Forgotten eyes are the ones which we lose
Forgotten hands are the ones which we choose
To let go of, but it is no less a bruise
On the collective arm keeping us high and gone

Forgotten dance is the one left at birth
Forgotten plants in the fossils of earth
And they’ve long passed but they are no less the dirt
Of the common soil keeping us dry and warm

The wound has no direction
Everybody needs a home and deserves protection

Hollow-eyed on Eddie street no sirens to hear
Just trash and soiled needles clawing the veneer
And no crying but it is no less a tear
On the common cheek with which we smile

Hollow-eyed on Eddie, is it they or is it I
Is it me who is more hollow as I’m quickly passing by?
And the poison is killing them, but then so am I
As I turn away

The wound has no direction
Everybody needs a home and deserves protection

Forgotten tongue is the language of love
Forgotten tongue is the language of love
Forgotten tongue is the language of love
Forgotten tongue


Wed. Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Oct. 10 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Oct. 11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 12 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Oct. 13 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Oct. 15 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe (SOLD OUT)
Wed. Oct. 16 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Thu. Oct. 17 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Fri. Oct. 18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 19 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Mon. Oct. 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Thu. Oct. 24 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Fri. Oct. 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Oct. 26 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Mon. Oct. 28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
Tue. Oct. 29 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Wed. Oct. 30 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Fri. Nov. 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 2 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Mon. Nov. 4 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre
Tue. Nov. 5 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Thu. Nov. 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Fri. Nov. 8 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Sat. Nov. 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (SOLD OUT)
Sun. Nov. 10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
Mon. Nov. 11 – Columbus, OH @ The Athenaeum Theatre
Mon. Feb. 17 – Lisbon, PT @ LAV
Tue. Feb. 18 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
Wed. Feb. 19 – Madrid, ES @ Joy Eslava
Thu. Feb. 20 – Barcelona, ES @ La 2 de Apolo
Sat. Feb. 22 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Sun. Feb. 23 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
Mon. Feb. 24 – Lyon, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
Tue. Feb. 25 – Paris, FR @ Cabaret Sauvage
Thu. Feb. 27 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
Sat. Feb. 29 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
Sun. Mar. 1 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Mon. Mar. 2 – Glasgow, UK @ Old Fruitmarket
Thu. Mar. 5 – Brussels, BE @ AB Ballroom
Fri. Mar. 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Sat. Mar. 7 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
Sun. Mar. 8 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
Mon. Mar. 9 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
Wed. Mar. 11 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Main Hall
Thu. Mar. 12 – Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Fri. Mar. 13 – Stockholm, SE @ Debaser
Sat. Mar. 14 – Olso, NO @ Rockefeller
Sun. Mar. 15 – Aarhus, DK @ Voxhall