Handsome Family gives away two songs from new outtakes collection 'Scattered'

We have no idea why “Drinking Beer on the Roof” hasn’t surfaced on a Handsome Family album until this year, but we’re glad to have it now.

The Albuquerque duo included the song on “Scattered,” a “collection of lost demos, orphaned songs and odd covers” that came out over the summer. Now the alt-country pair (husband-wife team Brett and Rennie Sparks) is giving away the tune, a fond reminiscence of idling away the time doing exactly what the title describes.

For good measure, they’re throwing in an arid, twangy cover of Bob Dylan’s “Just Like Tom Thumb Blues,” too, which comes from the same odds-and-ends collection.

Photo by Mark Owen

Drinking Beer on the Roof mp3
Just Like Tom Thumb Blues mp3

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