Summary: This is the first album on the Vanguard label for the Los Angeles-based band who had previously worked with Jenny Lewis. Record Label: Vanguard. Genre(s): Alternative, Country.
New CDs: Watson Twins, G. Love, Motley Crue, Hacienda Brothers. Jun 24, 2008 12:00 AM. CALIFORNIA POP FROM KENTUCKY: The Watson Twins, Leigh, left, and Chandra, have a new album Fire Songs. The Watson Twins Fire Songs (Vanguard). Languor is a risky quality for musicians to cultivate: The Path of Slow has led countless down-tempo electronica acts into the dead-end of dinner music. On "Superhero Brother," the third album he's made for his pal Jack Johnson's Brushfire label, Love seems determined to reward his devotees with more of what attracted them in the first place. This is unapologetically breezy stuff, long on strummed acoustic guitars and shuffling rhythms.
Sure, this is the Watson Twins’ real debut album, but they’ve had an eight-song EP and, perhaps more famously, a featured role in Jenny Lewis’ solo debut. Lewis, who was easily well known enough to sell an album with her own name, chose instead to give second billing to this pair of siblings. They even featured prominently on the cover, standing in the hallway behind the red-dressed vixen like the pair of axe-murdered twins in The Shining. Note: They also remind me of the singing Siamese twins in Carnivále, but that’s neither here nor there). What I love about Fire Songs is that it is completely devoid of pretension, flash and excess. Every instrument is carefully thought out, as it seems one more might put the whole balance off kilter. Every bit of music perfectly stabilizes the smoky and sultry tones of the twins.
The Watson Twins are an American musical group based in Los Angeles with alternative country and indie folk influences. They are identical twin sisters named Chandra and Leigh Watson. The band includes contributions from Aram Arslanian, Russ Pollard, Jason Soda, and Jenny Lewis. Chandra and Leigh were born on March 28, 1975 in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Their album Fire Songs was released on June 24, 2008 on Vanguard Records.
|1||How Am I To Be||3:05|
|2||Lady Love Me||3:43|
|4||Just Like Heaven||4:17|
|5||Map To Where You Are||3:59|
|6||Dig A Little Deeper||3:07|
|7||Sky Open Up||4:22|
|8||Bar Woman Blues||4:14|
- Producer – J. Soda, Russ Pollard
NotesVanguard Records contact info listed on back.
|79859-2||The Watson Twins||Fire Songs (CD, Album)||Vanguard||79859-2||US||2008|
|79859-1||The Watson Twins||Fire Songs (LP, Album, Whi)||Vanguard||79859-1||US||2008|