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Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You (Pre-Order)

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PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW - ALBUM OUT FEBRUARY 11, 2022

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You is a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities of Big Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne LenkerMax OleartchikBuck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over 4 distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, Arizona, Big Thief spent 5 months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs. The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIY, a fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by drummer James Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne’s songwriting and the band onto a single record. In an attempt to ease back into life as Big Thief after a long stretch of Covid-19 related isolation, the band met up for their first session in the woods of upstate New York. They started the process at Sam Evian’s Flying Cloud Recordings, recording on an 8-track tape machine with Evian at the knobs. It took a while for the band to realign and for the first week of working in the studio, nothing felt right. After a few un-inspired takes the band decided to take an ice-cold dip in the creek behind the house before running back to record in wet swimsuits. That cool water blessing stayed with Big Thief through the rest of the summer and many more intuitive, recording rituals followed. 

Tracklist

1. Change2. Time Escaping3. Spud Infinity4. Certainty5. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You6. Sparrow7. Little Things8. Heavy Bend9. Flower of Blood10. Blurred View11. Red Moon12. Dried Roses13. No Reason14. Wake Me up to Drive15. Promise Is a Pendulum16. 12,000 Lines17. Simulation Swarm18. Love Love Love19. The Only Place20. Blue Lightning