Video: The Handsome Family: “Weightless Again” 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. Rennie Sparks describes it as “Maybe our most American song: it’s about suicide, … Continue reading New Handsome Family video: Weightless Again
Video: The Handsome Family – “King of Dust” 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 since they shared the video for “Gold”, and after that they’ve … Continue reading A bunch of new Handsome Family videos
YouTube: The Handsome Family – “Gold” 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 early days of GLONO we did an interview with … 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!