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Big Thief has released two new singles from their upcoming album Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you, which is slated for release on February 11 via 4AD. The two tracks, titled “No Reason” and “Spud Infinity,” follow a string of songs from the album, all of which display the band’s distinct chemistry and several that have topped many “best of 2021” lists.
Dragon New Warm Mountain I believe in you was recorded over four sessions, during the third, in the Rocky Mountains, the band heard a flute fall from a nearby watchtower. They soon met the person who manifested the sound – musician Richard Hardy. Hardy had played on many records over the past 30 years, including several with Carole King. They invited him to sit on some songs, and his flute playing makes “No Reason” another standout track.
The second single released today, “Spud Infinity”, is lyrically playful: “When I say infinity, I mean now / Kiss who you are right now / Kiss your body up and down other than your elbows / Because for your elbows they’re alone.The track features Noah Lenker, the younger brother of Adrianne Lanker, who plays the jew’s harp and Mat Davidson the fiddle.
Listen to “No Reason” and “Spud Infinity” below: