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Rabbit Fur Coat
Studio album by Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins
Released January 24, 2006
Genre Indie pop, alternative country
Length 37:38
Label Team Love
Professional reviews
Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins chronology
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Rabbit Fur Coat is an album by Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, featuring The Watson Twins. It was released in the United States on January 24, 2006 by Team Love. Lewis has described the album as a "sort of soul record". The album contains a cover of the Traveling Wilburys song "Handle With Care", featuring Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie), Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes) and M. Ward.

Lewis embarked on her first solo tour to support the album, with Johnathan Rice and either Whispertown 2000 or The Blow opening. She also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Late Show with Craig Ferguson in support of the album.

This album is the 8th release of Team Love Records.

Listeners of All Songs Considered, NPR's online music show, voted the album the eighth best of 2006.


Track listing

(all tracks written by Lewis except where noted)

  1. "Run Devil Run" – 1:06
  2. "The Big Guns" – 2:32
  3. "Rise Up with Fists!!" – 3:36
  4. "Happy" – 4:14
  5. "The Charging Sky" – 2:56
  6. "Melt Your Heart" – 2:50
  7. "You Are What You Love" – 2:51
  8. "Rabbit Fur Coat" – 4:32
  9. "Handle with Care" (Bob Dylan/George Harrison/Jeff Lynne/Roy Orbison/Tom Petty) – 2:56
  10. "Born Secular" – 5:07 (A song questioning faith in God and Jesus)[1][2]
  11. "It Wasn't Me" – 4:10
  12. "Happy (Reprise)" – 0:48


The album received generally favorable reviews, and maintains a 78% rating on MetaCritic.[3]

Actress Anne Hathaway was quoted in People Magazine as calling Rabbit Fur Coat "beautiful, funny, and very subversive".[4]


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 88
2006 Top Independent Albums 6


James Valentine, Jenny Lewis, Chandra Watson, Leigh Watson, Johnathan Rice, Jason Boesel, Mike Mogis, Mickey Madden, Greg Kurstin, Mike Bloom, Matt Ward, Larry Crane, Michael Runion, Benjamin Gibbard, Conor Oberst, David Scher and Rachel Bloomberg.




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