The Handsome Family, 'Honey Moon' (Carrot Top)

Critical Mass
Label:

by Jon Young

The songs are an effortless blend of vintage country and pre-rock'n'roll pop, but New Mexico's Handsome Family are no cutesy nostalgia act. On their eighth album, spouses Brett and Rennie Sparks continue to put a brilliantly surreal twist on everyday subjects, using nature imagery to evoke the weird intensity of all-consuming passions. Although Brett's drunken 3 A.M. crooning occasionally verges on goofy (see "The Loneliness of Magnets"), the lyrics can be downright disturbing, as in "Darling, My Darling," where he tells a lover, "Gnaw me down to my wings."

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 Rustie — Attak (feat. Danny Brown) " 03:01
  • 2 M.I.A. — Gold " 01:48
  • 3 A Sunny Day in Glasgow — Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) [Ice Choir Remix] " 04:35
  • 4 Azealia Banks — Heavy Metal And Reflective " 02:31
  • 5 Mystery Skulls — Paralyzed (Single Version) " 02:34
  • 6 Kevin Morby — We Did It All Wrong " 04:47

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA