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Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins (Album Review)

Jenny Lewis takes time off from her wonderful regular band Rilo Kiley to release this subdued solo debut. She may give equal billing to twins Chandra and Leigh Watson, whose southern belle harmonies give the album a charmingly dusty tone, but its her own powerful voice and compelling storytelling (the title track is a heartbreaker) that makes the songs of busted relationships and failed faith really sting. The highlight for some, however, just may be the all-star indie-rock cover of the Traveling Wilbury’s “Handle with Care,” in which Lewis, Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst and others convincingly take on the old hit about the perils of stardom.