Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Check Out the Watson Twins

Since I just blogged about Jenny Lewis on tour, it seems appropriate to bring attention to the lovely ladies that backed her on her first solo record Rabbit Fur Coat. Twin sisters Chandra and Leigh Watson make awesome music of their own as the Watson Twins. The Twins sport a folk-pop/alt-country sound, with a bit of indy-rocker thrown in on the occasional song. Summer 2008 saw the release of Fire Songs, their first full length album, and the follow-up to their 2006 EP Southern Manners. Standout songs on Fire Songs include "Bar Woman Blues", the lovelorn "How Am I To Be", and a mellow, hauntingly beautiful cover of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven". The Watson Twins are currently playing in the upper mid-West, but hopefully as summer approaches they will hook up as an opener for a larger act and tour more widely. Check out their website to listen to songs from their latest release, which is available from all the standard online music stores. In the meantime, check out the radio in-station performance of "Just Like Heaven" below.

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