Big Thief's 'Shark Smile' Is A Rocking Road Song Ending In Tragedy

Lead singer Adrianne Lenker shares how Bruce Springsteen influenced the tune, which tells the story of a doomed car ride through the Midwest.
Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker performs at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on Oct. 6, 2017 in San Francisco. Source: Scott Dudelson

The rock band Big Thief recorded its second album, Capacity, at a friend's house in upstate New York last winter. Lead singer Adrianne Lenker, guitarist Buck Meek, bass player Max Oleartchik and drummer James Krivchenia devoted entire days to each song.

When the band

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