When You Whispered - The Handsome Family - Honey Moon
Label: Carrot Top Records - SAKI 050 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Country Rock
Since releasing their first album inBrett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family have built a cottage industry out of creating some of the most charmingly morbid songs in contemporary music; death, despair, alcohol, broken dreams, and dashed hopes are common ingredients in their songs, leavened with dark wit When You Whispered - The Handsome Family - Honey Moon dressed up in lovely, austere melodies and close Appalachian-flavored harmonies. But with Brett and Rennie celebrating 20 years as husband and wife, they decided to try something a bit different for their eighth studio album, and 's Honey Moon is a They Say People, Not Guns, Kill People (But The Gun Sure Helps) - Lauren Mayer - Guess I Picked The of 12 non-ironic songs about love.
If you're expecting that this is going to be a bit sunnier than the usual offering from the Handsome Familyyou're right, but that's not to say that odd little clouds don't appear on the horizon. In "Little Sparrows," the literal lovebirds of the title are watching cars from a highway overpass, "A Thousand Diamond Rings" opens with a litany of urban detritus such as broken-down trucks and smashed windows, "Darling My Darling" is sung in the voice of an insect attempting to seduce a female of the species, and "The Loneliness of Magnets" uses elementary physics as a metaphor for romance.
Despite the new textures, Honey Moon still sounds like the Handsome Familybut a version of the Handsome Family that hasn't abandoned the notion of hope, and by the time "The Winding Corn Maze" closes out the album, you're not entirely shocked that the protagonist actually finds who he's been looking for amidst the stalks.
On first listen, anyone familiar with the Handsome Family will keep waiting for someone to die or Frequency - Bananarama - Drama insane as if wondering when the shoe will drop, but ultimately Honey Moon proves they can ease into more optimistic surroundings and not lose touch with the strange and ethereal qualities that have made them worthwhile.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date April 14, Recording Location Home. Autumn Rainy Day Reflection Regret. Track Listing. Linger, Let Me Linger. The Handsome Family. Little Sparrows. My Friend. When You Whispered. The Loneliness of Magnets. June Bugs. A Thousand Diamond Rings. Love Is Like. The Petrified Forest.
Wild Wood. Darling, My Darling. The Winding Corn Maze. Spotify Amazon.
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