“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.”
“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