Sunday Morning Coming Down

I mentioned in passing a while ago that I was binge-watching the first season of True Detective.

What I forgot to mention was the song used over the opening credits – I hesitate to refer to it as ‘the theme tune’ because that always makes me think of tunes specifically written for the purpose, like The Flintstones or Happy Days, whilst this, as with so many great soundtracks, has been appropriated for use with the series.

Released in 2003, Far From Any Road is a delightfully downbeat slice of bleak Americana, speckled with mournful mariachi brass, and lifted from The Handsome Family’s sixth album Singing Bones:

More soon.