Boston Calling 2018 Artists To Watch: Big Thief
ICYMI: Acentric Magazine is here to shine light on artists that fall under either category with this daily Artists To Watch series. From now until festival weekend, we’ll be counting down the days letting you in on who our most anticipated performers are this year, from the fairly local Weakened Friends to Grammy-Award-Winning rock-pop stars Paramore.
Artist/Band: Big Thief
FFO: Angel Olsen, Palehound
Playing On: Day 1
Why You Should Watch: Big Thief is another band on our artists you need to know radar and yet another to receive highly-esteemed praise from noteworthy sources (e.g. Pitchfork, SPIN, and Stereogum) last year from their highly-acclaimed release Capacity. The band mixes notes of folk and rock music to create a stew of musical exoticness. Vocalist Adrianne Lenker has a warm and exquisite voice that sets the band apart from most in their field, and their storytelling lyrics send listeners into a narrative trance with each song. Lenker headed out on a solo tour performing music from her solo debut, Hours Were The Birds, this past March, so we are looking forward to seeing Big Thief full band at Boston Calling.
Featured Image by Shervin Lainez
Be sure to keep up with the series as we unfold a new artist to watch each day!
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