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The Handsome Family

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Biography

The Handsome Family is an alternative country and americana band, formed in Chicago, Illinois, and currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band was formed in 1993 by husband-and-wife duo Brett Sparks (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Rennie Sparks (bass, banjo, vocals), along with drummer Mike Werner. The band would later revolve around Rennie, who writes the lyrics, and Brett, who writes the music. Guest musicians complete the band line-up for recordings and live work.

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Top Songs

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    From the dusty mesa her looming shadow grows
    Hidden in the branches of the poison creosote
    She twines her spines up slowly towards the boiling sun,
    And when I touched her skin, my fingers ran with blood.
    In the hushing dusk, under a swollen silver moon,
    Far From Any Road  -  775,511 plays
  2.  
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    We stopped for coffee
    In the redwood forest
    Giant dripping leaves
    Spoons of powdered cream
    I wanted to kiss you
    Weightless Again  -  102,610 plays
  3.  
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    It's four in the morning, the end of December
    I write you now just to see if you're better
    New York is cold but I like where I'm living
    There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening
    I hear that you're building
    Famous Blue Raincoat  -  61,725 plays
  4.  
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    My name, I don't remember
    Though I hail from Ohio
    I had a wife and children
    Good tires on my car
    What took me from my home
    The Bottomless Hole  -  52,408 plays
  5.  
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    If the world should end in fire
    The oceans boiling into flame
    I will watch the last sunrise
    And think of all the sunny days
    When the mistery of the skys
    If the World Should End in Fire  -  41,789 plays
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