Listen to a new song from Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker. World tour announced. Pre-order limited-edition vinyl of her new solo album, abysskiss, today!

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Adrianne Lenker’s abysskiss out October 5th!

Listen to new song, “symbol,” below.



Listen and Pre-Order


New solo album from Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief.

Limited-edition of 500 LPs pressed on black and cloudy clear vinyl, available exclusively on the Saddle Creek Store.

Adrianne Lenker has shown an incredible gift for pairing tender empathy with raw power.”NPR
“subtle and strikingly gorgeous.” – Stereogum on “symbol”

“If the rest of the album is as intimate and mesmerizing as these first two singles, it is sure to be one of the year’s best.”Uproxx

Tour dates announced (full list below).

Listen to the first two tracks released from abysskiss here.



Adrianne Lenker has been writing songs since she was 10 years old. Her backstory has been well documented in various interviews and profiles for Big Thief over the last 3 years. Despite, or more likely because of the constant touring and studio work, the last few years have been some of the most prolific for Lenker as a writer. Songs pop out at soundcheck. They pop out on late night drives between cities. They pop out in green rooms, hotel stairwells, gardens, and kitchens around the world.

In the hands of Lenker songwriting is not an old dead craft. It is alive. It is vital. With little regard for standard album cycle practice or the idea of resting at all, Lenker set out to make a document. Songs can be slippery and following a 2+ years on the road with Big Thief, Lenker felt a growing need to document this particular time in her life in an intimate, immediate way. The result is her new album, abysskiss, out October 5th.

“I want to archive the songs in their original forms every few years,” explains Lenker. “My first solo record I made was Hours Were the Bird. I had just turned 21 and moved to New York City where I was sleeping in a warehouse, working in a restaurant and photographing pigeons. Now five years later, another skin is being shed.”

With this collection, co-produced with Luke Temple (Here We Go Magic) and recorded by Gabe Wax, Lenker further illuminates to the listening public what those close to her already know; here we have a songwriter of the highest order, following her voice and the greater voices that pass through her with an unflinching openness and clarity of translation.



Wed-Jan-16, Dublin, IE, The  Button Factory
Thu-Jan-17, Manchester, UK, YES
Sat-Jan-19, Ghent, BE, Charlatan
Sun-Jan-20, Paris, FR, La Maroquinerie
Tue-Jan-22, Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso Tolhuistuin
Wed-Jan-23, Berlin, DE, Baumhausbar
Mon-Feb-04, Los Angeles, CA, Pico Union Project
Tue-Feb-05, Santa Barbara, CA, SOhO
Wed-Feb-06, San Francisco, CA, Swedish American Hall
Sat-Feb-09, Seattle, WA, The Vera Project
Sun-Feb-10, Portland, OR, The Old Church
Thu-Feb-14, Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri-Feb-15, Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church
Sat-Feb-16, Baltimore, MD, Metro Gallery
Mon-Feb-18, Toronto, ON, Longboat Hall
Wed-Feb-20, Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
Thu-Feb-21, Minneapolis, MN, Cedar Cultural Center
2/4-21 w/ Luke Temple



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