All proceeds from sales of the demos will go to the band’s roadies.
Big Thief have announced the release of five demos of tracks that haven’t appeared on any of the band’s records, available exclusively through Bandcamp.
Titled Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018, the collection also includes a couple of songs that appeared in a different form on frontwoman Adrianne Lenker’s 2018 solo album, Abysskiss.
The demos were recorded in 2018 in a cabin in Topanga Canyon, California where the band spent a month recording 34 demos, many of which would later appear on last year’s releases UFOF and Two Hands.
Now, Big Thief have made five of those demos available for purchase to help raise money for their roadies.
“100% of the funds we receive from this release will go to our faithful road crew, whose income has been impacted by the disruption in our touring schedule,” said the band in a statement. “They are the lifeblood of the Big Thief shows and we care so deeply for each and every one of them.”
Considering the band have titled the collection Demos Vol. 1, it seems safe to assume that they’ll be revealing more of the recordings from their month-long session in Topanga Canyon.
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We spent the month of February 2018 in a cabin in Topanga Canyon, California, recording 34 demos that were boiled down to become UFOF and Two Hands, and we're bringing a handful into light now to share with everyone. We chose 5 of our favorites – none of which appear on any Big Thief records and a couple of which appear in different forms on Adrianne's abysskiss. 100% of the funds we make from this release will go to our faithful road crew, whose income has been impacted by the disruption in our touring schedule. They are the lifeblood of the Big Thief shows and we care so deeply for each and every one of them. Please consider buying this if it is within your ability to support, as we are all going through tough times right now. Listen/buy ‘Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018’ at the link in our bio/our bandcamp. ❦ big love, big thief Photo by @indigosparke
Head to Big Thief’s Bandcamp to purchase Demos Vol. 1 – Topanga Canyon, CA – Feb 2018.
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