Aquarium Drunkard Presents: Behold The Yellow King - The Music Of True Detective
Ushering in the opening credits, HBO's True Detective begins with the Handsome Family’s “Far From Any Road" -- a song that sets the tone for what has quickly become one of the most talked about, and critically lauded, shows of 2014. If you have yet to dig in, you need to. Living legend T. Bone Burnett is responsible for the series musical direction and supervision. It's his guiding hand that colors each episode, pulling from the past 7 decades of American music, from early rough-hewn blues, country and R&B, to The Melvins, Father John Misty and beyond (there's even some Kinks, from across the pond).
This week's playlist digs into True Detective's musical DNA.
ABOUT AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
Based in Los Angeles, Justin Gage is the founder of the long-running, eclectic music blog Aquarium Drunkard. In addition to the blog you can catch his weekly radio show, Fridays, on SIRIUS XMU satellite radio -- noon-2pm EST.
Gage is also the founder of Autumn Tone Records and works as a music consultant and supervisor.