Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Q&A: Big Thief Singer Says Band's Music Is 'Like a Wild Animal'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Q&A: Big Thief Singer Says Band's Music Is 'Like a Wild Animal'

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Update:Friday night'sBig Thiefconcert atthe Ready Roomis canceled due to weather.

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Indie rock band Big Thief is one of several acts on tap atthe Art of Live Festival, running Thursday to Sunday at Off Broadway, the Ready Room and the Old Rock House.Big Thief's new debut album is "Masterpiece." Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals) talked about the band.

How would you describe the music of Big Thief?I would say it's like a wild animal. It's unpredictable. We don't always know what's going to happen at our shows.

What was it like pulling together "Masterpiece"?We got to a point where we needed a record ... though none of us had any money. So we scrounged up the change we could, borrowed here and there, and gathered as much gear as we could from friends. We recorded for 12 days. …

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