Big Thief‘s forthcoming album, Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, was recorded in four different sessions, and during the third, in the Colorado Rockies, the band heard someone playing beautifully from a nearby lookout tower. They soon met the person responsible for the sound – musician Richard Hardy. They invited him to sit in on some songs, and his inspired fluting brings a lot of love to the tearfully wholesome track ‘No Reason’.
The quartet’s second newly released single, ‘Spud Infinity’, is charming, Adrianne Lenker’s lyrics sweet and playful: “When I say infinity I mean now // Kiss the one you are right now // Kiss your body up and down other than your elbows // Cause as for your elbows they’re on their own.” The track features Noah Lenker, Adrianne’s younger brother, on jaw harp, plus Mat Davidson on fiddle. The song has been performed live both by the band and by Lenker on her solo tour, and has become a fan favourite.