Show Post: In House #1517
Preview week continues on the show today, as we spend some time with Rabbit Fur Coat from Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins, and The Greatest from Chan Marshall's Cat Power. After spending her formative years as a child-actor, Lewis, of course, first made her name as the voice of Rilo Kiley. Rabbit Fur Coat is said to be modeled after "great white soul classics of the past" and features Lewis backed by newcomers Leigh & Chandra Watson, who themselves are said to have a new album out sometime in 2006. The album also features guest appearances from Ben Gibbard, Conor Oberst and M. Ward.
Along much of the same musical lines comes Cat Power's The Greatest, already being called her Dusty in Memphis moment. Indeed, the album was recorded in Memphis and features backing work from a cast of legendary Memphis sidemen. It's also an (almost) entirely new direction for Cat Power musically, the cold, hard edges buffed to a warm glow. Both releases are due out on January 24th.
In House #1517.
Focus: Previews of new releases from Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins, Rabbit Fur Coat, and Cat Power, The Greatest, plus new music from Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, the Mendoza Line and more.
BONUS- from Rabbit Fur Coat:
and "Melt Your Heart" (MP3).
From The Greatest:
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