“Wild animals, tall tales, and dark stories from American history populate the lyrics of Wilderness. Appalachian holler, psychedelic rock, tin pan alley, and medieval music continue to inform The Handsome Family’s unique brand of Americana, while their affinity for old-tyme ballads and clawhammer banjo has never sounded so seamlessly connected to their use of samples, loops, and sonic effects. ” –Carrot Top Records
Husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, The Handsome Family has unveiled a brand new song ‘Spider’ from their upcoming full length album “Wilderness,” due out on May 14th via Carrot Top Records. A companion book, also titled Wilderness, features original artwork and essays by Rennie Sparks. A deluxe box edition of “Wilderness” includes a 12”x12” full-color edition of the book, the LP with an 11”x17” color poster and six-postcard set featuring Rennie Sparks’ art. A black and white edition of the book will be will be published by The Handsome Family.