Handsome Family, The / Honey Moon
Album: Honey Moon   Collection:General
Artist:Handsome Family, The   Added:Apr 2009
Label:Carrot Top Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-21 Pull Date: 2009-08-23
Week Ending: Aug 9 Aug 2 Jul 26 Jul 19 Jul 5 Jun 28
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 08, 2009: Music Casserole
Linger, Let Me Linger
4. Jul 23, 2009: The Gabriel McClelland Show with Gabriel McClelland
Linger, Let Me Linger
2. Jul 29, 2009: Brownian Motion
Linger, Let Me Linger
5. Jul 16, 2009: in the groove
A Thousand Diamond Rings
3. Jul 23, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Wild Wood
6. Jul 12, 2009: Sunny Side Up
Linger, Let Me Linger

Album Review
Frank Jackson
Reviewed 2009-06-17
Country sounds from a husband/wife duo. Guitars (including a classical guitar on last song), lap steel, dobro, drums, organ, etc. Songs are packed with nature references and love. (The album celebrates the couple’s 20th anniversary.) I like them all, start with 1, 2, 6, 9, 12. No FCC’s.

1. (3:34) Slow. Haunting lyrics within a somber musical framework of guitar, lap steel, drums. Throwback to pop vocalist stylings.
2. (3:09) Mid. Pedal steel and drums prominent on this neat little ditty about nature’s creatures.
3. (4:56) Slow. Slow and deliberate vocal delivery, Nice organ work, very understated instruments.
4. (3:12) Mid. Banjo, guitar and lap steel are a perfect backdrop for the harmonies on this song. Really romantic, but not overly so.
5. (3:44) Slow/Mid. Cool and hip beat with some whistling amidst a fairly over-the-top vocal delivery at times. Kitchy and cool.
6. (3:38) Slow. Almost a marching band drum beat, some good guitar work and a relaxed vocal delivery.
7. (3:41) Mid. Excellent guitar, drums, backing vocals. The vocals are, again, very deliberate and exacting. Fades out. Really nice song.
8. (3:22) Slow/Mid. Trippy background organ, lap steel, brushes on drums. Kind of a psychedelic vocal and sound.
9. (4:11) Slow/Mid. Romantic song about the petrified forest and love. Female backing vocals.
10. (3:11) Mid. Cool beat, a bit reminiscent musically and vocally of REM. Female backing vocal. Great minimal percussion effects. Guitar solo. Bleeds into…
11. (3:39) Slow/Mid. Echoey mic effects in front of an understated, slow beat. A bit more whistling
12. (4:35) Slow/Mid. Nice guitar, female backing vocals and a really well-played classical guitar. Fades out.

Track Listing
1. Linger, Let Me Linger   7. A Thousand Diamond Rings
2. Little Sparrows   8. Love Is Like
3. My Friend   9. The Petrified Forest
4. When You Whispered   10. Wild Wood
5. The Loneliness Of Magnets   11. Darling, My Darling
6. June Bugs   12. The Winding Corn Maze