The Handsome Family:: Honey Moon

The Handsome Family, aka Brett Sparks (music) and Rennie Sparks (lyrics), released their eighth studio album, Honey Moon, last week through Carrot Top Records. The album is a celebration of the duo’s twentieth year of marriage, done with an entanglement of wonderfully struck love songs setting a departure from their previous work. Honey Moon’s twelve tracks range from country-tinted episodes to sweetly dark starlit front porch proclamations. Certain to be a viable album down the road when trends and current hype have subsided, Honey Moon breathes with feeling and atmosphere brought to life by gorgeous steel, whistles, effective voicing, and other haunts. Excellent.

audio:
When You Whispered

video:
Amelia Earhart

Darling, My Darling

dates:
Apr 21 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Apr 22 Black Sheep Inn Wakefield (Ottawa)
Apr 24 Lizard Lounge Cambridge, Massachusetts
Apr 25 Highline Ballroom New York City, New York
Apr 26 Iota Arlington, Virginia
May 14 The Great Escape Brighton
May 15 Brudenell Club Leeds
May 16 The Band Room Farndale, Yorkshire
May 17 Americana Festival, The Tron Theatre Glasgow
May 18 Memorial Hall Sheffield
May 19 The Ruby Lounge Manchester
May 20 The Sage Gateshead
May 21 Islington Academy London
May 23 The Ent Shed Bedford
May 25 The Glee Club, Birmingham, UK Birmingham
May 26 St. Davids, Cardiff, UK Cardiff
May 27 The Chattery, Swansea, UK Swansea
May 28 Spiegel Tent, Bath, UK Bath
May 29 De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, UK Bexhill
May 30 South Street, Reading, UK Reading
May 31 Arts Centre, Exeter, UK Exeter
Jun 3 Crane Lane Club Cork, Cork
Jun 4 Whelan’s Dublin, Dublin
Jun 5 The Errigle Inn Belfast, Northern Ireland
Jun 6 Roisin Dubh Galway, Galway
Jun 7 Cleere’s Kilkenny

http://www.handsomefamily.com/
http://www.carrottoprecords.com/
http://www.myspace.com/thehandsomefamily

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