Big Thief is back with their new single, “Vampire Empire,” from the group’s forthcoming 7-inch arriving this fall. (The other track on it is “Born For Loving You.”)
A few months ago, after already playing it at live shows, the band officially debuted it during their performance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and it’s gained traction since as fans waited to see an official release.
Lyrically, it explores trying to get out of a bad cycle in a relationship.
“For me, it’s about getting out of toxic internal patterns – leaving the empire of energy drains that obscure pure essence, learning about what healthy boundaries are, and finding the power to implement them for the possibility of giving and receiving (both inwardly and outwardly) unbroken and infinite Love,” vocalist Adrianne Lenker shared about the meaning behind the special song in a statement.
07/19 — Kingston, NY @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
07/22 — Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/23 — Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
07/26 — Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
07/27 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
07/29 — Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
07/31 — Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
08/03 — Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
08/04 — Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
08/05 — Seattle, WA @ Marymoor Amphitheater
08/08 — Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley
08/09 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery