The Handsome Family – Unseen
[Year: 2016 / Country: USA / Label: Handsome Family]
It took Albuquerque-based Americana duo The Handsome Family over two decades to get the attention they deserve. On their first album since True Detective shined the light on them, The Handsome Family remains just as gloomy as they’ve always been. As usual, Brett Sparks plays the role of the wise old drifter telling sobering tales set in the dry desert landscape of the southwest. With a keen eye of detail, his narratives provide startlingly vivid character portraits set to a theatrical noir sound from the dustier realms of American music.
Favorite tracks: Gold, The Sea Rose, King of Dust