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Big Thief / Masterpiece
Album:Masterpiece Collection:General
Artist:Big Thief Added:03/2017
Label:Saddle Creek 

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Add Date:2017-04-05 Pull Date:2017-06-07 
Week Ending:28 May7 May30 Apr23 Apr16 Apr9 Apr
Airplays:112112

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 25 May 19:Timothy
Alien Hour
4.Wed, 23 Jan 19:mc squared
nearby galaxies
2.Wed, 27 Feb 19:mc squared
nearby galaxies
5.Fri, 09 Nov 18:Matty Light
Tell Me I'm Pretty
3.Wed, 20 Feb 19:mc squared
nearby galaxies
6.Thu, 08 Jun 17:a.b. en masse
satin fever

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-03-29 
Heavy, swaggery rock ’n roll four-piece anchored by the razor sharp singing and autobiographical songwriting of Adrienne Lenker. They’re on Bright Eyes’ old label Saddle Creek, which makes sense because they play a lot with emo bands but have more of a 90s heartland alt-rock sensibility. Cathartic, emotionally bracing, with brief folk moments among the full-on rock. They’re getting big pretty fast, and for good reason. RIYL Magnolia Electric Co, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Pinegrove. FCCs on 2, 3 (borderline), 7. Favorites: 4, 5, 7, 12.

1. (1:58)—Lo-fi recording of acoustic guitar and vocals.
2. (3:51)—FCC (“this place smells like p***”). Loud, slow strut, reminds me of Heartless Bastards.
3. (2:19)—Borderline FCC (there’s no obscene language, but it’s pretty obvious what her lover’s doing). Mid-tempo, driving, pretty.
4. *(4:17)—Slow and loud, epic. Builds twice in four minutes. Great noisy guitar breakdown.
5. *(3:24)—Mid-tempo, tight, catchy, a little surfy. Whispered vocals. Last 30 seconds sound like they came from a childhood home video.
6. (1:54)—Slow, melancholy guitar picking. Heavy Marissa Nadler feel.
7. *(3:04)—FCC (s***), but this song is so good you should play it all the time during safe harbor. Slow, smooth, seductive, chill-inducing, with lava flow guitar and the catchiest chorus on the entire record.
8. (3:23)—Mid-tempo, propulsive bash-out. High-pitched, strained vocals.
9. (2:36)—Multitracked fingerpicked guitar. Freak folk-ish.
10. (3:06)—Alternates between slow, somewhat mathy verses and fast, sunny choruses.
11. (3:09)—Simple ballad with woozy fingerpicked electric guitar. Ends with recording of bird sounds.
12. *(4:23)—Slow, warm, sad, grand. If it’s not safe harbor and you can’t play track 7, this is similar.

Track Listing
1.Little Arrow 7.Paul
2.Masterpiece 8.Humans
3.Vegas 9.Velvet Ring
4.Real Love 10.Animals
5.Interstate 11.Randy
6.Lorraine 12.Parallels