Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses


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August 4, 2010

Bingham and producer T Bone Burnett — who together won an Oscar for co-writing "The Weary Kind" for Crazy Heart — reconvened for Bingham's Junky Star LP. The first single is about a jobless romantic who refuses to crack: "I'd rather lay down in a pine box," Bingham croaks, "than sell my heart to a fucking wasteland." Call it a modern Dust Bowl ballad — raw-boned heartache that's just right for these times.

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