Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Song: Midnight
Artist: The Watson Twins
Album: Talking to You, Talking to Me

The Watson Twins are an L.A. based, by why of Kentucky, group that formed in 2006. They are best known for providing back-up on Jenny Lewis' debut album "Rabbit Fur Coat." I LOVED "Coat," and a big part of that was the beautiful yet a touch haunting vocals of Chandra and Leigh Watson. I hadn't followed them since that first Lewis album, so didn't hear their first EP or their debut album "Fire Songs" from 2008. I have subsequently read that that album wasn't very good... but need to hear it as I think their latest, "Talking to You, Talking to Me," is really excellent.

I'm not sure what I expected from an album of just the Twins, but it's a folky, Southern-goth tapestry. I love it from start to finish... an album that really takes you to another place. They stand out as pretty accomplished songwriters and I hope the record gets them a bit more recognition than they have had.

The album comes out early next month, you can hear more on their MySpace Page. I had a hard time picking a favorite track to highlight... the record is that good!


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