Singing Bones

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Singing Bones
Studio album by
Released 2003
Genre Alternative country
Length 38:36
Label Carrot Top / Loose Music
The Handsome Family chronology
Smothered and Covered
Singing Bones
Last Days of Wonder
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10 link

Singing Bones is the sixth studio album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released in 2003 by Carrot Top Records (North America) / Loose Music (Europe).

"Far from Any Road"

In 2014, the track "Far from Any Road" taken from the album was used as the theme song for the first season of HBO's crime drama True Detective.

It was used as an opening song for Guns n' Roses' 2014 world tour.

It was used during the ending credits of the 2015 The Simpsons episode "Cue Detective"

"Far from Any Road" from the album also charted on SNEP, the official French singles Chart in 2015 reaching number 61.[1]

It was covered on the Andrew Bird album 'Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…'.

Track listing

  1. "The Forgotten Lake" – 3:46
  2. "Gail with the Golden Hair" – 3:16
  3. "24-Hour Store" – 4:52
  4. "The Bottomless Hole" – 3:16
  5. "Far from Any Road" – 2:48
  6. "If the World Should End in Fire" – 1:09
  7. "A Shadow Underneath" – 3:44
  8. "Dry Bones" – 3:16
  9. "Fallen Peaches" – 2:59
  10. "Whitehaven" – 2:46
  11. "Sleepy" – 3:08
  12. "The Song of a Hundred Toads" – 2:28
  13. "If the World Should End in Ice" – 1:08

External links

  • The Handsome Family official website


  1. ^ "Far From Any Road" song page
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