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Handsome Family get nice exposure

Being featured on "True Detective" as the main theme song will hopefully give The Handsome Family some long overdue exposure (and financial benefit?). The Sparks have been making fine music for nearly two decades and managed to seamlessly transition from Chicago to Albuquerque, which is reflected in the mood of some of their newer albums. If you are just getting acquainted with the Handsome Family through the HBO show, I would recommend starting with their first three albums... Can't go wrong.

Great song

I'm very glad they decided to include this song in the series as otherwise would've never heard of it.. Great series written by Lake Charles native.

Cool song

Cool song it just wants to bring you to some kind of majestic word!!!


Formed: Chicago, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Husband-and-wife duo the Handsome Family has been labeled both alt-country and traditionalist, but truthfully their often-dark music lies in a unique space somewhere in between, blending the sounds of traditional country and bluegrass (and, especially, murder ballads) into a more modern scenery. Vocalist and composer Brett Sparks hails from Texas, where he studied music and briefly worked around the oil rigs. By the mid-'90s, he resided in Chicago with his wife Rennie Sparks, a fiction writer originally...
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Far From Any Road (Main Title Theme from "True Detective") - Single, The Handsome Family
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