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23 Feb
2011

Night Covers, the latest EP from The Watson Twins to be released April 18th, 2011 is a collection of cover songs, pulling from influences and favorites spanning the last five decades. Covers include songs from PJ Harvey, Bill Withers, Sade, The Turtles, Eurythmics and The Black Keys. Sonically the recordings reflect each of The Watson Twins previous albums including the low-fi experimental folk of Southern Manners, lush ‘Laurel Canyon’ sound of Fire Songs and the soulful musings of Talking To You, Talking To Me.

Although the original songs range greatly in style, the sisters make them uniquely their own by adding their sultry signature harmonies and crooning vocal melodies. Recorded in a week, Night Covers has a live and intimate feel with the players showing great skill and gentle restraint, weaving a sonic landscape where the sisters are right at home.

In the coming months, The Watson Twins will be back on the road with the honor of opening for Alexi Murdoch and Amos Lee along with headlining dates. Expect their sets to include performances from their upcoming release as well as classics from all three of their previous albums.

DOWNLOAD “YOU SHOWED ME” (TURTLES COVER)
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Tour Dates

w/ALEXI MURDOCH
3/3 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar
3/5 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater SOLD OUT

w/AMOS LEE
4/22 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theater
4/23 Charlotte, NC Knight Center
4/24 Asheville, NC Forsythia HallHeadlining show
4/25 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theater
4/26 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar Headlining show
4/27 Athens, GA Melting Pointkno Headlining show
4/28 Charleston, SC NCPAC
4/29 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Soundstage

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09 Jul
2010

The Watson Twins have announced 15 tour dates in the month of August through West Coast and Mid-West United States. The Kentucky-bred ladies will be touring in support of their sophomore album, Talking To You, Talking To Me, released earlier this year on Vanguard Records. Savin’ You is the first video off the album, an intimate look at the women rehearsing their soulful country tune, which premiered on FILTER Magazine’s website on July 6th. Click here to see the video.

After the critical success of their 2006 collaboration with Jenny Lewis on Rabbit Fur Coat, The Watson Twins released Southern Manners (2006 self-released EP) and 2008′s Fire Songs, their full length debut on Vanguard Records. Unlike their two previous releases, the twins began Talking To You, Talking To Me by exploring elements of R&B, Bossa Nova, indie pop and most prominently, classic soul to mix with the soft, mellow feel of their former releases, resulting in a powerfully sung and performed sophomore album.

With a solid backing band to enforce their powerful harmonies, the twins have no hesitation when it comes to touring. Since their collaboration with Jenny Lewis, there have been scant breaks between touring including a six week outing with Joshua Radin, a Noise Pop appearance along with Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, a SXSW tribute show to Alex Chilton, NPR’s World Café, and a CBS Saturday Show performance. Their live shows are emotional and beautiful, making it hard to miss a single second.

“… The Watsons consult vintage Southern styles for inspiration, incorporating touches of country and plenty of hot-blooded soul.” -SPIN

“Talking to You sounds like an album that is gradually divorcing itself from history and geography, as the Twins learn to build on that West Coast sound to create something unique and personal.” – PITCHFORK

WATCH THE WATSON TWINS NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SAVIN’ YOU’ AT FILTERMAGAZINE.COM:
http://filtermagazine.com/index.php/media/entry/the_watson_twins_savin_you

WATCH THE WATSON TWINS PERFORM ‘DEVIL IN YOU’ ON THE CBS SATURDAY SHOW: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6383144n

LISTEN TO THE WATSON TWINS PERFORMANCE ON NPR’S WORLD CAFÉ: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124276468

THE WATSON TWINS TOUR DATES

8/03/2010 San Francisco, CA – Café Du Nord

8/05/2010 Portland, OR – Lola’s

8/07/2010 Seattle, WA – The Triple Door

8/08/2010 Spokane, WA –The Seaside

8/10/2010 Salt Lake City, UT – State Room

8/12/2010 Denver, CO – The Walnut Room

8/13/2010 Colorado Springs, CO – The Loft

8/14/2010 Fort Collins, CO – Everyday Joe’s Coffee House

8/16/2010 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room

8/17/2010 Kansas City, MO – Crosstown Station

8/19/2010 Evanston, IL – Space

8/21/2010 Bayfield, WI – Big Top Chautauqua

8/22/2010 Fish Creek, WI – Door Community Auditorium

8/24/2010 Interlochen, MI – Interlochen Center For The Arts

8/25/2010 Grand Rapids, MI – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

8/27/2010 Ames, IA – Ames City Auditorium

8/28/2010 Fargo, ND – Fargo Theater

8/29/2010 St. Paul, MN – Minnesota State Fair

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