‘Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…’
Out June 3rd, 2014. Pre-order HERE.
On June 3rd, Andrew Bird will release a collection of The Handsome Family covers, ‘Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of’.
The Handsome Family (husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks) have collaborated as a couple for more than 20 years. The band has garnered widespread clinical acclaim, Spin says “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.” Bird, who has long be a fan and first covered their track “Don’t Be Scared” in 2003, toured with the band last fall. Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of includes an updated rendition of “Don’t Be Scared,” along with “Far From Any Road,” the main title theme song for the HBO series True Detective.