The Handsome Family

11.02.22 Kr. 130 inkl. gebyr Start: 21:00 Døre: 20:30


Studenterhuset er stolte af at præsentere Daniel Knox og The Handsome Family, kendt fra soundtracket til første sæson af True Detective!

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The Handsome Family

Odessa, originally released in 1994 and Milk And Scissors in 1996 will be re-released by Loose Music is 2020 and available for the first time in vinyl. The Handsome Family have written some of the most haunting and beautiful songs in American music. During a 30-year career, Brett and Rennie Sparks have created songs that transform the mundane landscape of modern life into a place of mysterious portent. Handsome Family songs take place in parking lots and big box stores, under overpasses and in airports. They sing about Custer’s last stand and automatic lawn sprinklers in the same song. Rennie’s lyrics often focus on the myriad creatures that live at the edges of the man-made world: the sparrows, rats, cockroaches and crows that share our cities.

Many great songwriters have covered their work, among them Jeff Tweedy, Jason Lytle, and Andrew Bird as well Christy Moore. David Bowie wrote the words, “The Handsome Family” in a notebook right before his death. Who knows what could have been? Handsome Family shows are famously relaxed. Their songs can be dark, but there’s always laughter on stage. Rennie sings as well as plays Autoharp, banjo, and uke bass. She often introduces songs with seemingly unrelated stories. Brett, with his stentorian voice, is a powerful presence at center of the stage.

There are a lot of new faces at shows these days, lured by “Far From Any Road,” which became a global hit after it was used as the theme to season one of True Detective. Both Bruce Springsteen and Guns ’N Roses and have used “Far From Any Road” as walk-in music.

In 2020 Loose Music will release their first two records, Odessa (1995) Milk & Scissors (1996), on vinyl LP. This will be the first time these records have been released in Europe. A tour of Europe in spring of 2020 is planned. About the making of their first records, Brett says, “I tried to form a band when we first moved to Chicago in 1992. After rehearsing with a string of mullet-headed yacht-rockers, I gave up and decided to make a band with my wife Rennie playing bass and my friend Mike Werner on drums.”

  • Daniel Knox

One year on from his critically acclaimed grand, holistic album Chasescene - an album which confirmed his posItion as both a "rare talent" (Loud and Quiet) and as a "master storyteller" (The Observer) - Daniel Knox has today announced a new mini-album I Had A Wonderful Time. The mini-album will be released on 13 December via Knox's own label H.P Johnson Presents alongside the reissue of his 2015 self-titled album - an incredible work of world-building and song-craft, under-appreciated at the time but now reissued on blue vinyl. Along with the announcement Knox has shared the first single from I Had A Wonderful Time, 'Hollow'.

I Had A Wonderful Time skips back across his back catalogue to pick up where his 2015 self-titled release left off. The self-titled release had a more paired down, isolated sound than Chasescene, though still full of unique sounds and textures that are drawn on for this new mini-album. Made largely alone - but with contributions from Justin Dennis and Joshua Fitzgerald Klocek, trusted collaborators who worked on the self-titled and who understand and enrich Knox’s unique vision - I Had A Wonderful Time is Knox at his most instinctive and revealing.