The Watson Twins
|The Watson Twins|
Leigh and Chandra Watson.
|Origin||Louisville, Kentucky and Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Alternative country, indie folk|
|Labels||Team Love Records
|Associated acts||Jenny Lewis, Everest|
Chandra and Leigh were born on March 28, 1975 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They attended the University of Evansville then moved to the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California in 1997, where they were founding members of and backup singers for local band Slydell. They also began writing their own music and performing with other musicians.
In 2006 the Watson Twins released their debut EP, Southern Manners, almost simultaneously with Rabbit Fur Coat, their collaboration with singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis. Their album Fire Songs was released on June 24, 2008 and on February 9, 2010 they released "Talking To You, Talking To Me" both on Vanguard Records.
The group recorded a version of the Neil Young song "Powderfinger" for the American Laundromat Records compilation charity album titled Cinnamon Girl - Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity, released in February 2008.
- Rabbit Fur Coat (2006) (credited to "Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins")
- Southern Manners (2006)
- Cinnamon Girl - Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity (2008)
- Fire Songs (2008)
- Talking To You, Talking To Me (2010)
- Night Covers - EP (2011)
- Pioneer Lane (2013)
- The Watson Twins official website
- The Watson Twins on MySpace
- Feature story on The Watson Twins at Country Standard Time
- Interview with The Watson Twins at StereoSubversion.com
- The Watson Twins at prefixmag.com
- PopWreck(oning) interview with Chandra Watson, Pt. I
- PopWreck(oning) interview with Chandra Watson, Pt. II
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