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Handsome Family land theme song for HBO's True Detective

Handsome Family

Story by Jack Foley

THE Handsome Family have taken on the prestigious task of providing the theme song to HBO’s big new drama series, True Detective.

Their 2003-released track, Far From Any Road, taken from the album Singing Bones, was hand-picked for the role by Oscar-winning producer T Bone Burnett.

True Detective is the highly-acclaimed new show starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. It debuts in the UK soon and posted one of HBO’s best debuts ever in America earlier this week.

Watch the True Detective opening credits here:

HBO’s True Detective – Main Title Sequence from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

News of The Handsome Family’s key to world domination coincides with the announcement that the band will be visiting Europe in April and May, taking in shows in Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, UK and Ireland.

The band described by Greil Marcus as ‘the Beatles of the folk world’, will be touring in support of their critically acclaimed 9th studio album, Wilderness.

The UK dates are (all May 2014)

5 – Belfast, Black Box
7 – Cork, Crane Lane Theatre
9 – Manchester, Deaf Institute
10 – Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
11 – Swansea, The Garage
12 – Brighton, Komedia
14 – London, 100 Club
16 – Newbury, Arlington Arts Centre