Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins CD review [Team Love]
Nov 28, 2006, 05:08
JENNY LEWIS AND THE WATSON TWINS Rabbit Fur Coat CD
Jenny Lewis sounds like a faded photograph. The sometimes Rilo Kiley contributor's voice conveys a wisdom beyond her pretty little years.
The girls bind pretty, retro-country harmonies with common-sense sass on their latest—Rabbit Fur Coat. Well-versed in the sound of “white soul,” Jenny and the Twins are perfectly capable but never manage to convince me it's not all an ironic joke. Maybe it's the retro hairdos and time worn fashions revealed in the liner notes.
Watson's a counterweight to real country music's hell-raisers. Like Loretta or Tammy, she asks intelligent, reasonable questions that leave men with hangovers fumbling for answers. Traditional yet contemporary, Watson and her hot twins harmonize gorgeously, with confidence, verve and a knowing wink. Steady acoustic picking propels most of the tunes here.Â
Rabbit Fur Coat is a solid record full of pretty songs that make me want to be a better man. That's probably why I won't play it much. [Team Love]