Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief

One of our favourite albums from one of our favourite bands - amazing at Green Man and End Of The Road and surely destined for greater acclaim. Following Big Thief's Saddle Creek debut Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion.

Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifacted women and deal with thecomplicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own. The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the first time in the studio and were recorded the same day. “There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” Lenker explains. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside.”

"There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album, the songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside."
- Adrianne Lenker, Big Thief
Big Thief

Capacity

Saddle Creek
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Album artwork for Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief by Capacity - Big Thief
Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
LP+

$34.99

LP++

Opaque Maroon Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1500 copies
Released 04/01/2022Catalogue Number

LBJ-255LPC2

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
CD

$14.99

Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

CD-LBJ-255

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
Tape

$8.99

Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

CS-LBJ-255

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
LP

$23.99

Black
Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

LP-LBJ-255

Big Thief

Capacity

Saddle Creek
Album artwork for Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief by Capacity - Big Thief
Album artwork for Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief by Capacity - Big Thief
Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
LP+

$34.99

LP++

Opaque Maroon Vinyl

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 1500 copies
Released 04/01/2022Catalogue Number

LBJ-255LPC2

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
CD

$14.99

Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

CD-LBJ-255

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
Tape

$8.99

Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

CS-LBJ-255

Album artwork for Capacity by Big Thief
LP

$23.99

Black
Released 06/09/2017Catalogue Number

LP-LBJ-255

One of our favourite albums from one of our favourite bands - amazing at Green Man and End Of The Road and surely destined for greater acclaim. Following Big Thief's Saddle Creek debut Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion.

Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifacted women and deal with thecomplicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own. The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the first time in the studio and were recorded the same day. “There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album,” Lenker explains. “The songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside.”

"There is a darker darkness and a lighter light on this album, the songs search for a deeper level of self-acceptance, to embrace the world within and without. I think Masterpiece began that process, as a reaction from inside the pain, whereas I feel Capacity examines the pain from the outside."
- Adrianne Lenker, Big Thief