JUNE, 2017



Dear SPIRITS, wild DREAMERS, shadow SINGERS….
Tonight the weeds grow tall in your yard and the wind creeps in. LISTEN to the WHISPERS: The HANDSOME FAMILY in Salt Lake City! An EELCASTER for sale! Hear the GHOST HUNTER’S HORN and read on...

SALT
LAKE CITY!
We’re finally returning to SLC. We’ll be at the Twilight Series in Pioneer Park supporting our dear friend Andrew Bird on August 24, 2017.
TICKETS & INFO


THE
EELCASTER!


One-of-a-kind Eelcaster made by  Brett and Rennie of The Handsome Family. Have a look!

AUCTION DETAILS:
HERE


BOX SETS
We still have a few of the limited edition “Wilderness Box Sets” available. Once they’re gone they’re gone so TAKE A LOOK!




THE FUTURE
More shows in Europe are in the works for next year as well as attempts to find a way down to Australia and New Zealand. In the meantime we’re working on new songs. May the song gods grace us.

AS ALWAYS
We thank you truly for your support,

Rennie & Brett

GARDENING TIPS FROM THE HANDSOME FAMILY
OR— reasons not to weed...

THE WILD HUNT
ghost riders, the thundering roar of invisible horsemen tearing through the trees— have you heard it? If not your yard may be too orderly. Not feeling a rising panic as you head to the far edges of your property? You have work to do! Invite the god Pan back into your world. Let your grass grow tall. Let the thorny vines choke out all reason in your hedges and await the sound of the magic flute. One note heard and all reason flies away. You are off thundering through the branches, toppling trees like a great tornado, leaving only chaos in your path! Wear appropriate footwear.

THE DEVIL'S PATCH
Any experienced gardener can tell you: you may grow no orderly row of squash blossoms, no slowly-ripening staked tomatoes, unless you leave a patch of chaos inside your fences. Leave a corner of your garden untouched where the  fairies may gather. Beneath the dewy leaves this tangled and unchecked world you will witness the late-night marriages of crickets to frogs. You will see lizards dancing with crows, find strange symbols drawn in the dark earth. Yes, all the crawling, screeching, biting things that have no place in your clean world will return once you give them a space to linger. Watch the shadows loom! Soon your tomatoes will be fire red, the squash heavy on the vine. Warning: stay indoors under full moons and follow no wee birdies that whisper your secret name.

THE LONELY TREE
caged in its square of dirt the city tree is an orphan, a child raised by wolves. It can not speak its own language. Don’t deprive your greenery of the basic knowledge of how and why it has come to sprout. Stop pruning! Stop weeding. Stop raking. Let your plants spread out. Let their dead limbs tangle with their living ones.Yes, Even the stinky sumac, the Russian thistle—none are as invasive as your own mad species. Watch the wild weeds tangle and feel  great power vibrate through your once dead square of dirt. Warning: Russian thistle may induce hypnogogic states if stared at too long.


... INCLUDING thoughts    
on parsley, wildebeests, pyramid magic and       
    more...