Jenny And Johnny Are Having Fun With: Thomas Pynchon’s “Inherent Vice”

With I’m Having Fun Now (Warner Bros.), Jenny And Johnny are following in the grand tradition of girl/boy singing duos, a select conga line that stretches as far back as Sonny & Cher and X’s Exene Cervenka & John Doe to more recent warbling tandems like Mates Of State and She & Him. Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice are living proof the trend is still on the boil. Lewis cut her teeth in L.A.-based combo Rilo Kiley and has recently released two exciting solo efforts. Rice, a Scotsman transplanted to America as a teenager, has also issued a pair of solo albums and produced Lewis’ sophomore release, Acid Tongue, before teaming up with her for what could turn out to be the gold standard of indie-rock duos. Jenny And Johnny will be guest editing all week. Read our Q&A with Rice.

Johnny: This book totally expanded and rejuvenated my concept of Los Angeles. Even though Inherent Vice is set in the ’70s, it feels a little bit like my own life, excluding all the murder and Asian massage parlors, of course.

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