It's got that Big Sound
which I love. Very present sound if you will. Off the top of my head the singer's voice reminds me a bit of Regina Spektor. The band's sound is to me like the Cold War KIds or perhaps Pavement a little. A lot more professional sounding than Pavement, which isn't good or bad, just what I hear. (Don't start saying I think thir better than Pavement, they were the best band, hands down, of the 90's even better than GBV, so don't rile me.) Back to Big Thief, I don't know anything about them, they sound young & energetic & the singer can sing, they're just as comfortable playing quiet, acoustic songs as they are playing louder, rock songs.