I was just randomly clicking around iTunes last night, when I came across “Rabbit Fur Coat” by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins. I had never heard of any of them before, but I’m lovin’ it!™ Especially Rise Up With Fists!! and Handle With Care (which has the guys from Bright Eyes and Death Cab For Cutie as well). The rest of the album is growing on me too.
If you like the folksy/indie type stuff, check out a couple of tracks here:
Doing a little reading, I see Jenny is the lead singer of Rilo Kiley. I’ve heard that name but I’m wholly unfamiliar with their music. Any fans here? What’s their most approachable stuff to new listeners? What’s their “best” stuff? I love Jenny’s voice so I’m definitely interested to hear more.
I picked up Takeoffs and Landings, which came out a few years ago. It’s definitely good, and if you like Jenny Lewis’ album you’d like this. But I actually think her solo record is a little better. I haven’t heard any of RK’s subsequent disks.
Blake Sennett is the other singer/writer for Rilo Kiley, records as The Elected as a side project.
Take Offs and Landings
The Execution of All Things
Purists agree that Execution is the best of the three. The most recent is the most commercial, and has the least involvement by Sennett vocally. The first twoi albums are more alt-country/pop then the third album.