Gaelynn Lea Tressler and Alan Sparhawk began their foray into macabre folk music in 2011 by playing a live soundtrack during a showing of the dark Lon Chaney classic film The Penalty. Since then they’ve released the seven-song EP Imperfecta. Their shows feature Lea’s gorgeous violin work winding through the always imaginative guitar efforts by Sparhawk. They share vocal duties and also often share a playful banter between songs that puts audiences at ease. Their song “When We Were Young” was featured on the Sundance Channel drama Retify in 2014.