BIG THIEF

Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

Model: 4AD0408CD

SKU: 405580 Product ID: 292182

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Alternative

Release Date ‐ 11/02/22

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Description

    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 Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck 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.

    All 4 of these sessions, in their varied states of fidelity, style, and mood, when viewed together as one album seem to stand for a more honest, zoomed-out picture of lived experience than would be possible on a traditional, 12 song record. This was exactly what the band hoped would be the outcome of this kind of massive experiment. When Max’s mom asked on a phone call what it feels like to be back together with the band playing music for the first time in a year, he described to the best of abilities: “Well it’s like, we’re a band, we talk, we have different dynamics, we do the breaths, and then we go on stage and suddenly it feels like we are now on a dragon. And we can’t really talk because we have to steer this dragon.”
     
    The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points to the inherent spirit of Big Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith can be felt through previous albums, but here on Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You lives the strongest testament to its existence.

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - BIG THIEF

    Label - 4AD

    Music Genre - Alternative

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

CD

  1. Change
  2. Time Escaping
  3. Spud Infinity
  4. Certainty
  5. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
  6. Sparrow
  7. Little Things
  8. Heavy Bend
  9. Flower of Blood
  10. Blurred View
  11. Red Moon
  12. Dried Roses
  13. No Reason
  14. Wake Me up to Drive
  15. Promise Is a Pendulum
  16. 12,000 Lines
  17. Simulation Swarm
  18. Love Love Love
  19. The Only Place
  20. Blue Lightning

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