The Handsome Family interview and “Wilderness” review in the Chicago Tribune by Greg Kot!
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Disco master Mörk from Nu: The Outer Space Disco Dancing Society of Chicago has created this delightful summer ditty! Check out the official premiere on The Rumpus!
Check out this interview with The Handsome Family from The Seventh Hex
“The Handsome Family — led by the husband and wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks — have been making their idiosyncratic Americana for more than twenty years. Over the course of ten albums, they’ve sung murder ballads, myths and tales of historical figures, like Amelia Earhart and Nikola Tesla. Above all, they’re storytellers. Now, for their latest album, called Wilderness, the band has taken a journey into all things wild — with every song named after an animal.
The Handsome Family joins guest host Erin McKeown to play songs from the new album.”
Listen to the broadcast:
Brett and Rennie pay tribute to The Louvin Brothers and The Carolina Tar Heels in installment number 21 of The Lagniappe Sessions.
Amazing insight into woodpeckers and The Handsome Family’s songwriting process published on the New York Times blog Measure for Measure on Saturday!
“It’s an antique sensibility, modernized and less menacing than the original version, but a strangely pioneering one, too. The full embrace of the individual life, no matter what the period, is always dangerous.” – Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker
A new photo and video for The Handsome Family’s new deluxe “Wilderness” box set.