Loose Music has announced plans for the release of the highly anticipated new album from The Handsome Family, their first since 2009’s Honey Moon. The new album, ‘Wilderness‘, will be out in May and will be accompanied by a UK tour (details below).
Folk Radio UK has an exclusive giveaway from the album, the track ‘Woodpecker’ which Rennie of The Handsome Family has a few words on:
Woodpecker is from our upcoming new record entitled, Wilderness which is a record all about animals (wildebeest, frogs, glow worms, octopuses…). Each song also is linked to a book of essays and art that I am simultaneously releasing also called, Wilderness. Woodpecker is about the amazing hearing of woodpeckers. They can hear larvae crawling through a dead tree while they are flying by overhead, but it is also about Mary Sweeney, the Wisconsin window smasher of 1896. She was arrested over 100 times trying to smash windows. She could give no reason why. Did she get upset seeing her reflection in the glass or was she able to see something inside the pane that no one else could see?
Free Track: Woodpecker
Tour Dates: Tickets on sale Now!
16 May – LIVERPOOL, Kazimier
17 May – MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
18 May – GLASGOW, The Arches
19 May – GATESHEAD, Old Town Hall
21 May – SHEFFIELD, Greystones
22 May – LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
24 May – KIRBYMOORSIDE, The Band Room
25 May – HEBDEN BRIDGE, The Trades Club
26 May – LEICESTER, The Musician
28 May – NORWICH, Arts Centre
29 May – LONDON, Islington Assembly Hall
30 May – BRISTOL, The Fleece
31 May – OXFORD, The Bullingdon