Though the gruff, menacing former Screaming Tree and the polite, effeminate ex-Belle and Sebastian cellist seemed like an odd couple at first, in retrospect their collaboration seems inevitable. Lanegan lends dark gravitas to Campbell's songwriting, transforming breathy Starbucks pop into balladry noir. They play the Wex with Willy Mason in support of "Hawk," their third album together.

Though the gruff, menacing former Screaming Tree and the polite, effeminate ex-Belle and Sebastian cellist seemed like an odd couple at first, in retrospect their collaboration seems inevitable. Lanegan lends dark gravitas to Campbell's songwriting, transforming breathy Starbucks pop into balladry noir. They play the Wex with Willy Mason in support of "Hawk," their third album together.