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Fire Songs

The Watson TwinsAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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listen  2. Lady Love Me 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
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The Watson Twins: Born and raised in Louisville, Ky., identical twins Chandra and Leigh Watson have developed a style of sweet, soulful indie-folk that does more than nod to alt-country influences. Their Southern charm, close-knit harmonies and high-profile collaborations with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis have helped make the duo a hit in the L.A. folk scene and beyond. The twins grew up in ... Read more in Amazon's The Watson Twins Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 24, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • ASIN: B0017V8PYO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,130 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Identical twins Chandra and Leigh Watson, veterans of the contemporary folk rock scene in Los Angeles 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 Watson Twins are based around the harmonies and musical underpinnings of Chandra and Leigh Watson, who are indeed twins. For those who grew acquainted with the sounds of the twins when they helped turn Jenny Lewis' more-or-less first solo effort into an artistic coup de grace, you will rejoice with the mix of sunshine and crunch on Fire Songs. For the uninitiated, The Watson Twins live and breath ochre-tinged folk-rock, each track sinking into the twilight-most often drowsily but with a thunderous undercurrent that shows there's at least one copy of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", in the Watson Twins library. If that doesn't sell you, then proceed to their Mazzy Star-meets-Cowboy Junkies take on the Cure's "Just Like Heaven". It's got nothing on the Dinosaur JR version, but it'll still knock you sideways." --jon pruett/ Filter

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another beautiful album! July 9, 2008
By db
Format:Audio CD
the energy of "fire songs" is a bit more vibrant than "southern manners", but the songs are just as gorgeous! the watson twins harmonize like no others and seem to bare their souls through lyrics & melodies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great harmonies, great music January 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The album starts off great with How Am I To Be Now. The twins harmonies are great and the song is very upbeat.

The album shifts to more mellow, a great rainy day or driving album.

I've owned it a while now and it is always near the top my stack.

The overall mood of this CD makes it easy to imagine sitting at the end of your favorite bar, an out-of-the-way one few people know, and hearing these two ladies sing to roomful half-full of regulars. A bar where no one will tell anyone else about the great music and good liquor, because they want it all to themselves. That's how this CD makes me feel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Songs October 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I love this album. I believe it was worth every penny. For those who are fans of the indie?folk genre should defiantly own this album. Even if you are not the biggest Indie fan it is still a great album for car rides or just sitting at home. this album will not disappoint. It has such a good vibe to it that you can't help but feel very happy when listening to this album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good + two points September 1, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Fire Songs is the full length follow-up to The Watsons Twins' self-released EP. It's a good record. As an avid fan of The Cure, I think they do a great folk version of 'Just Like Heaven.' Standout tracks are opener How Am I To Be? and Only You. If you liked The Watson Twins first EP then you'll certainly enjoy this but if you're looking for a folk record as good as Joni Mitchell's Blue then maybe you'd better set some realistic expectations before giving Fire Songs a spin.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great but overly mellow album July 29, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Watson Twins are incredibly talented and this album is a solid purchase for any fan of outstanding songwriting. A special treat is a wonderful cover of a classic love song by The Cure. My only concern with this album is that it is very, very mellow. Other than the opening track and perhaps one other, all songs are slow and somewhat sleepy. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but a bit of variety could have raised the value of what is nonetheless a great album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous July 28, 2008
Format:Audio CD
The Watson Twins once again make what was old new again. With shades of the 60s and 70s hovering over all these songs, the Watson Twins bring a new energy to folk/rock and usher it into the 2000s. A must buy for fans of lilting harmonies and intelligent lyrics.
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