The Handsome Family Premiere New Songs + Video

If you missed hearing Marc Riley play ‘Owls‘ on BBC 6 Music the other night, handy for you that American Songwriter are currently hosting a stream of the new Handsome Family track right here. Rennie shares with them the inspiration behind the song :-

While reading Skymall on a plane some years back, I noticed that among the dog beds and foot massagers, they were also selling large statues of ancient Egyptian pharaohs. I wondered what kind of house those statues would look good in. Almost immediately, it came to me:  a house full of owls.

Hiding over here at WXRT, you’ll find a free download of one of our favourite tracks from the album – ‘Caterpillars’, so go ahead and take advantage of that one.

Meanwhile, NPR have taken things up to the audio visual level, by premiering The Handsome Family’s new video for Woodpecker – a track which has also had it’s fair share of 6 Music play, courtesy of Gideon Coe. Visit NPR to discover the story behind the song and the inspiration behind the video.

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In addition to all this excitement, both Uncut and Mojo have been saying some rather nice things about new album, ‘Wilderness‘, with both magazines awarding it a healthy ★★★★. Click on the cuttings to take a look, then feel compelled to skip across pre-order Wilderness here, through the Loose shop.

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