The Handsome Family Share New Video For Weightless Again, Ahead of Their Through The Trees 20th Anniversary Tour

The Handsome Family have created a rather wonderful new video for their absolute classic track, Weightless Again. Rennie spoke to Folk Radio to explain why:

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.

On 9th March we’ll be releasing a special anniversary edition of Through The Trees. It’s presses on heavyweight blue vinyl and comes with a bonus ‘Invisible Trees’ CD, made up of Through The Trees era demos and live recordings. There are a handful left for sale through the Loose shop, or else we suggest you pick one up from your local record shop, or even better, buy one direct from the band on their Through The Trees Anniversary tour, which kick off next week. Find tickets here.

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
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

24 May – BIELEFELD Forum
26 May – HANNOVER Cafe Glocksee
27 May – BERLIN Lido
29 May – DRESDEN Beatpol
30 May – REGENSBURG Alte Mälzerei
31 May – VIENNA Wuk (Foyer)
02 Jun – FREIBURG Great Räng Teng Teng
03 Jun – ZURICH El Lokal
05 Jun – REUTLINGEN Franz K.
06 Jun – HEIDELBERG Karlstorbahnhof
07 Jun – WIESBADEN Kesselhaus
09 Jun – AMSTERDAM Paradiso Noord
11 Jun – AARHUS Atlas
12 Jun – COPENHAGEN Jazzhouse
15 Jun – GOTHENBURG Pustervik
16 Jun – STOCKHOLM Sthlm Americana