While watching the latest episode of True Detective last night, I realized that a lot of folks might not realize that the show's opening song each week is done by New Mexico's own Handsome Family, Brett & Rennie Sparks of Albuquerque.
The song is "Far From Any Road," from perhaps my favorite Handsome Family album, Singing Bones. Back when I reviewed it in November 2003, I called it "a gringo-mariachi murder ballad," and said "I had to check the credits to make sure Calexico wasn’t backing them on this song."
Here's a video of the song:
And below is a radio interview I did with Brett and Rennie last year around the time they release their latest album Wilderness. I didn't know about True Detective at the time, so I didn't ask.