Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins 'Rabbit Fur Coat' LP
Jenny Lewis’s first solo album from 2006. Known and loved by many as the front-woman of Rilo Kiley, Jenny's vocal and songwriting gifts have continued to blossom at a rapid rate since that band's first album in 2000. This may be her solo debut, but there's nothing virginal about it. The album was lovingly crafted together during short spurts of recording activity in the San Fernando valley, Portland, Oregon and Lincoln, Nebraska - due to the shared production duties of celebrated finger-picking guitar prodigy M Ward and Nebraska's resident production genius Mike Mogis. The magnificent backing vocals come courtesy of gospel singers Chandra and Leigh Watson (the Watson twins). Talented friends were roped in between tours and recording sessions and stand-out track a cover of the Travelling Wilbury's 'handle with care' - with its phenomenal sing-a-long crescendo features vocals shared equally by Jenny, M Ward, Conor Oberst and Ben Gibbard.
Label: Rough Trade