Video: The Handsome Family: “Weightless Again” "weightless Again" by The Handsome Family fromThrough the TreesWatch this video on YouTube From Through the Trees, released twenty years ago on Carrot Top Records. This is a new video made for an old song. “Weightless Again” is the song that originally turned me on to the Handsome Family. … Continue reading New Handsome Family video: Weightless Again
Video: The Handsome Family — “King of Dust” "King of Dust" by The Handsome FamilyWatch this video on YouTube Jeez, I stop paying attention for a minute and when I open my eyes the Handsome Family has released four more videos from their latest album, Unseen, released last September. I guess it’s been nine months … Continue reading A bunch of new Handsome Family videos
YouTube: The Handsome Family — “Gold” "Gold" by The Handsome FamilyWatch this video on YouTube A great new Handsome Family song from their album Unseen, due September 16. It’s crazy to realize they’ve been putting out spooky, heartbreaking music for over twenty years now. I’ve been a fan for almost that long. In the very … Continue reading New Handsome Family video: Gold
MP3: The Handsome Family – “When You Whispered” from Honey Moon, out now. I love this band, and can’t wait to pick up their new album. Might run out and grab it at lunch. A couple of recent Handsome Family interviews: • Still Handsome after all these years by Jim DeRogatis • Handsome Family takes … Continue reading Handsome Family – When You Whispered
Magnet talks to the Handsome Family‘s Brett and Rennie Sparks. On songwriting: Brett: When you’ve been called “the Gomez and Morticia Adams of country music” enough times, you will fucking take off your little gothic cowboy hat. Rennie: You have a gothic cowboy hat? Is it made of cobwebs and lizard skin? Brett: I got … Continue reading Handsome Family interview: hillbillies, moths, swamps and toilets
South by Southwest does a great job of letting attendees (and everybody else) do some homework before the shows and preview tracks by showcased bands. Here are a bunch of our faves. • The Asteroid #4 – “These Flowers of Ours” (web, sxsw) • Black Lips – “O Katrina!” (web, sxsw) • The Dollyrots – … Continue reading 21 Best SXSW 2009 MP3s
“All the Time in Airports” by the Handsome Family from Last Days of Wonder. Also: “Tesla’s Hotel Room”. Great moody, creepy stuff by a consistently great, moody, creepy band.
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The Glorious Noise Interview with the Handsome Family I recently had the opportunity to interview Rennie Sparks, the lyricist/autoharpist half of the Handsome Family. Check it out!