The Handsome Family

The Handsome Family kick off the first leg of their “Through The Trees” 20th Anniversary Tour this week and with a 20th Anniversary vinyl edition of the album due for release on the 9th March, the band have shared their new video for Weightless Again.

The Handsome Family’s Rennie Sparks explains:

“For the twentieth Anniversary of Through the Trees I made a video of the first song on the record “Weightless Again”. Maybe our most American song: it’s about suicide, drug addiction, deforestation and Moby Dick as well as the great angst that only comes from the lack of real cream for coffee. This video features all of the great musicians now playing with us live as well as some soft-shoe dance moves that Brett has been working on for twenty years. He’s either ready for the big top or the padded cell.”

The Handsome Family’s classic album, Through The Trees, will be re-issued on 9th March on heavyweight blue vinyl, accompanied by an exclusive “Invisible Trees” bonus CD, comprising of 15 tracks of “out-takes, live performances and bickering”. The band will be incorporating the entirety of Through The Trees into their forthcoming tour, in which Brett Sparks (guitar/vocals) and Rennie Sparks (banjo/bass/vocals) are joined by drummer Jason Toth and multi-instrumentalist Alex MacMahon, all of which appear in the new video.

THROUGH THE TREES 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

01 MAR – BIRMINGHAM Mama Rou
02 MAR – GATESHEAD Sage 2
03 MAR – LIVERPOOL Leaf
04 MAR – MANCHESTER Academy
06 MAR – CARDIFF Tramshed
07 MAR – EXETER Phoenix
08 MAR – HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
10 MAR – EDINBURGH La Belle Angele
11 MAR – GLASGOW ABC
12 MAR – ABERDEEN Lemon Tree
13 MAR – STIRLING Tolbooth
15 MAR – LONDON Round Chapel
17 MAR – LEEDS Howard Assembly Room
18 MAR – SHEFFIELD Plug

  • 20 MAR – NORWICH Waterfront
  • 21 MAR – CAMBRIDGE Junction

22 MAR – BRISTOL St Georges
23 MAR – SOUTHAMPTON Brook
24 MAR – BRIGHTON St Georges Church
25 MAR – FOLKESTONE Quarterhouse

Tickets for the tour are on now on sale via loosemusic.com/live.