The Handsome Family are a unique duo breaking new ground with an old style of music— Americana. Their songs are quiet, wistful, primal and at times eerily haunting, all telling lush stories with a complex lyrical style reminiscent of classic literature. In over 20 years of activity, they have gathered a small cult following counting fans such as Bruce Springsteen and Andrew Bird, with the latter recording an entire cover album of their material. The duo will be playing two NYC dates this summer at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on Aug. 29 and The Mercury Lounge on Aug. 30.

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