The Watson Twins – Fire Songs

July 5, 2008

Stellar debut LP from Los Angeles based the Watson Twins (namely Chandra and Leigh), who were last heard backing Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) on her solo record. Fire Songs finds the Twins fusing everything from Neil Young, 70’s era Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield, REM and the Cowboy Junkies into a smooth, sublime mixture of alt-country, pop and rock that they make all their own. Like a lot of music that hits you just right, the music found on Fire Songs sounds strangely familiar, as if you’ve been listening to the Watson Twins all your life. I think when a lot of listeners get through the 11 tracks featured here, they’ll be wanting to listen to the Twins’ music evermore. Highly recommended. Standout cuts: “How I Am To Be,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Sky Open Up” and “Bar Woman Blues.”

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