Big Thief is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. Its members are Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums). The band's first album, Masterpiece, was released on Saddle Creek Records on May 27, 2016.
Masterpiece received generally favorable reviews from critics; it has a rating of 79/100 on Metacritic. Bob Boilen wrote for NPR that Big Thief was "a band bound by great songs," and called the title track of Masterpiece "one of the best songs I've heard this year." Jillian Mapes, writing for Pitchfork Media, gave Masterpiece a rating of 7.7 out of 10 and said that the songs on the album "sound cherry-picked over a lifetime of writing". Robert Christgau described its songs as "Fragile, noisy images of a love perpetually out of reach". Ben Salmon wrote in the Portland Mercury that on the album, Big Thief "alternately sounds like an unearthed field recording ("Little Arrow"), a pop band with a broken heart's pulse ("Vegas"), and a classic, buzzy indie-rock outfit ("Interstate")."
Adrianne Lenker - Vocals, Guitar
Buck Meek - Guitar
Max Oleartchik - Bass
James Krivchenia - Drums