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U.F.O.F., — F standing for ‘Friend’ — is the name of the highly anticipated third record by Big Thief and their first on 4AD, set to be released on 3rd May 2019. 

U.F.O.F. was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios.  In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their previous albums.  Having already lived these songs on tour, they were relaxed and ready to experiment.  The raw material came quickly.  Some songs were written only hours before recording and stretched out instantly, first take, vocals and all.

Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this,” says Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals); “If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.”

4AD are excited to invite fans to the UK premiere of U.F.O.F.  in association with Pitchblack Playback. For your chance to attend, you either can pre-order the album here or sign up here  At 11AM on Monday 15th April a ticket link will be sent to all customers to claim on a first come first served basis.  These will be of a limited number. The premiere will be held in the dark at The Castle Cinema in Homerton, East London, with the venue's immersive sound system paired with comfy armchairs and optional blindfolds provided for extra darkness.  Please note that phones will be placed in a Yondr pouch on arrival.