Water All Around

"Water all around...never learn how to swim now." This site is devoted to great alternative music. Like "Swingin' Party" by the Replacements from which the aforementioned lyrics hail. These posts are intended to introduce visitors to bands that I believe deserve greater attention. If you wish to have an MP3 removed, email me at zotzedwriter@yahoo.com.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins

What a delightfully wacky record. Jenny Lewis (whom I knew nothing of before stumbling upon her disc at the local library this past Saturday) offers a loopy look at the world through comic-tragic tales that leave you wondering whether to laugh or cry. Each of Lewis’s tales is brought to musical life by a kinda gospelly/kinda country indie pop and backed by the choir-like chorus of the beautifully voiced Watson twins.

Know what? I’m gonna make a quick trip to the All-Music Guide to see what I can find out about this Lewis lassie.

Okay. Back. It appears Lewis is the lead singer/songwriter for Rilo Kiley, an indie-pop outfit with three fairly well-received records to their name. This disc is Lewis’s first solo effort. They say and I quote, “Born in Las Vegas in early 1977, singer/songwriter Jenny Lewis is one of indie rock's treasured saints. Lewis' talent is a near match for classics such as Loretta Lynn and Petula Clark as well as contemporaries like Neko Case.” They then go on to give the disc a mere three and a half stars (why is it that AMG’s write-ups rarely jibe with their ratings?).

Well, forget AMG. You give it your own rating. Here are three songs from Rabbit Fur Coat by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins:

[MP3] Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – “The Charging Sky” EXPIRED
[MP3] Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – “Rabbit Fur Coat” EXPIRED
[MP3] Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – “Born Secular” EXPIRED

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