Like the Louvins, the Handsome Family excel at creating creepy country music. Murder ballads, songs about suffocating fireflies in mason jars, and musings of drowning senior citizens are all just a part of this pastoral duo's vibe. If the production on their recordings seems as cold and sterile as a thawed-out cadaver, it's because they prefer recording their music on a Macintosh G3 in the comfort of home. Brett Sparks' voice has a low baritone ring that fuses with the Mother Maybelle Carter-inspired inflections of his wife Rennie, an endearingly demure woman who admits to not being able to walk into a room without seeing a spider somewhere. If Edward Gorey were alive and sporting Wranglers, this would be his favorite band.