Led by singer-songwriter Adrianne Lenker Brooklyn folk-rock formation Big Thief became the most vital and defining indie band of 2019. With their two singular, stunning records released in one year Big Thief hit almost all the annual selection of media like Pitchfork or The Guardian and others. 30 miles west of El Paso, surrounded by pecan orchards and only a stone’s throw from the Mexican border, the band Big Thief recorded their most important collection of songs yet. Barack Obama Names Big Thief song Not Among Songs of the Year.