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The Watson Twins – Fire Songs (2008)

The Watson Twins – Fire Songs (2008)

The one thing I’ve noticed about twins is that there are usually two of them.

Unless they’re triplets.

As I understand it, triplets are three sets of twins.

The Watsons aren’t triplets.

“Our influences as singers and songwriters are the historic sounds of Vanguard Records… a label steeped in Folk, Country, Jazz and Blues. It just seemed like the perfect fit and we are so honored to be working with them on our debut full length ‘Fire Songs’.”
-The Watson Twins
Vanguard Records, a label that in it’s 50+ year history has been home to Doc Watson, Levon Helm, Mindy Smith, John Fahey and Joan Baez amongst others, has announced the signing of The Watson Twins.

Identical twins Chandra and Leigh Watson, veterans of the contemporary folk rock scene in Los Angles will release “Fire Songs”, their label debut full length. The twins are akin to various scenes such as indie rock, new folk, alt country/Americana and cannot be neatly categorized into one.

The Kentucky-born duo count folk, gospel, blues and country as early influences. The album was produced by Russell Pollard and J. Soda (members from various incarnations of Sebadoh, Earlimart, Everest, and Folk Implosion) and is the follow up to the Watson Twins 2006 self-released and critically acclaimed “Southern Manners” EP.

The graceful country soul and haunting vocals that the twins brought to Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twin’s “Rabbit Fur Coat” was highlighted by a world tour that touched everywhere from Holland to Japan and saw them gracing the stages of various late night television shows hosted by those such as Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Craig Kilbourn.

Last year saw the Watson Twins sell out the venerable Getty Centre in Los Angeles and perform at SXSW, Bumbershoot, Camper Campout and Pop Montreal festivals. Their song “Time of My Life” was featured on the ABC program Grey’s Anatomy while they also created the original music for director Foria Sigismondi’s film “Postmortem Bliss”.

“Southern Manners” showcased the Watson Twins pristine vocal harmonies against stunning reverb dirges and melodic country on a much-coveted Morning Becomes Eclectic session on KCRW as well as receiving critical acclaim from Billboard, NME, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly among others.

Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins “Rise Up With Fists”


1. How Am I To Be
2. Lady Love Me
3. Fall
4. Just Like Heaven
5. Map To Where You Are
6. Dig A Little Deeper
7. Sky Open Up
8. Bar Woman Blues
9. Only You
10. Old Ways
11. Waves

Here she be, and here she be also!

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May 20, 2008 Posted by | Jenny Lewis, Music_Alternative, The Watson Twins, _MUSIC | Leave a comment