It's no secret that we adore Big Thief here on The 405, so we're excited to bring you the news that they'll be releasing a new album called Two Hands on October 11th. It's a short follow up to U.F.O.F., which came out in May, with the new album being described as the "earth twin" to the former's "celestial twin."
There's a lot of purple in here Amherst, Massachusetts, is pronounced ‘AM-erst’, giving rise to the local saying “only the ‘h’ is silent.” When I ask J Mascis what his hometown is like, after a customary slightly-too-long pause, he says: “it’s pretty quiet.” Still, it’s a slogan that looks good on a tea towel, in a small town known for its three colleges, poet Emily Dickinson (“Nick Cave tried to visit her house last week but it was closed,” J tells me) and Dinosaur Jr. Mascis was born here,...
Lucy Dacus is a touring musician, currently on the road in support of her sophomore album, Historian*, which is out now on Matador Records. For Lenny Letter, Dacus mused on touring for the first time and what it feels like to b far away from her home in Richmond, Virginia. *Between every major American city, there is connective tissue that shares a similar sequence of DNA no matter where you are. The Flying J, the Super 8, a welcome center, and, if you live on the East Coast like me, a Wawa.