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The first time I met with George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, it was a mild summer day in June of last year and we were sitting at a small outside table at a cafe on the Lower East Side. Though the Twin Shadow project was born in NYC, in Brooklyn, Lewis had… More »

On Tuesday we posted our 70 Favorite Songs Of 2014, but technically, 2014 isn’t over yet. (Yes, it’s true!) This week brought some real good songs, three of them from some heavy hitters who might have made a run at the big list if they’d arrived in time, or if we’d waited for them to… More »

After a couple of monster weeks, the music-video gods finally fell asleep on us this week, giving us warmed-over ideas and slopped-out murky execution and very, very little to get excited about. There are good videos on the list below, but many of them are videos that would’ve missed the top five during a busier… More »

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Watch Twin Shadow’s Passionate “To The Top” Performance On James Corden

Twin Shadow made an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden yesterday, fresh off the release of his new demos mixtape, Night Rally. He didn’t play any of the new songs from that, but he did trot out the always reliable “To The Top,” the best song from his most recent album, Eclipse. More »

By: James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 10:02 am

Download Twin Shadow’s Demos Mixtape Night Rally

After being trapped in label hell for over a year, George Lewis Jr. made the move from 4AD to Warner Bros and released the third Twin Shadow album, Eclipse, which ended up being something of a letdown. (Outside of “To The Top,” of course, which is an instant-classic.) But that extra time in limbo meant… More »

By: James Rettig / July 28, 2015 - 11:19 am

Twin Shadow Makes His Modeling Debut At Men’s Fashion Week

Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., is a very handsome man. He’s no stranger to the world of fashion either — he’s collaborated with fashion label Public School on various projects for years now, scoring all of their shows and occasionally performing live for them. Now, however, he’s moving on to modeling, making his official… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 18, 2015 - 4:41 pm

AFROPUNK Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival With D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Santigold, Danny Brown

The inaugural AFROPUNK Atlanta Festival will take place Saturday, 10/3 and Sunday, 10/4 at Atlanta’s Central Park. The festival will have notable performances from D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Death Grips, Trash Talk, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown, and so many more. With this lineup, it’s bound to be impressive. More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 7, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Watch Twin Shadow Cover Sade With Zoe Kravitz On Late Night, First Performance Since Bus Crash

A couple of weeks ago, Twin Shadow’s tour bus got into a bad multi-vehicle crash outside Denver. A lot of people were hurt. Frontman George Lewis Jr. had to have reconstructive surgery on his hand, and drummer Andy Bauer remains hospitalized. The band had to cancel the rest of their tour, of course, but Twi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 7, 2015 - 6:42 am

Twin Shadow – “I’m Ready” Video

Twin Shadow’s George Lewis, Jr. stars in the sleek, black and white video for “I’m Ready,” a song off their recently-released major label debut Eclipse. The song itself gives me some strong Phil Collins vibes with the pounding, circuitous drums and thick, lush harmonies on the dramatic chorus. Speaking of drama, the Lance Drake-directed cli… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 1, 2015 - 10:56 am

Twin Shadow Share Statement About Bus Crash

Twin Shadow’s tour bus was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday on I-70 near Denver. The band shared a statement about the crash today indicating that bus driver John Crawford and drummer Andy Bauer remained hospitalized in serious condition and frontman George Lewis Jr. will undergo reconstructive surgery on his hand this week. The band’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Twin Shadow In Tour Bus Crash

Twin Shadow’s tour bus was involved in a multiple car accident at 8:30AM this morning reports The Denver Post. The crash occurred on I-70 near Denver — which is currently shut down in both directions near the site of the crash — and resulted in multiple injuries that range from minor to serious. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 17, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Watch Twin Shadow’s Levi’s Commercial And KCRW Session

Next week, Twin Shadow will drop his new album Eclipse, his major-label debut. And if you needed further indication that George Lewis, Jr. isn’t exactly a DIY type anymore, behold his Levis commercial. Lewis is the star of a new ad for the jeans company, and he doesn’t just talk about his musical influences; he… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2015 - 1:57 pm

Stream Twin Shadow Eclipse

George Lewis, Jr., who records as Twin Shadow, has always seemed a bit too smooth and sexed-up for the indie universe, and now he’s about to break out of it. Lewis will release Eclipse, his first-ever major-label album, next week. And the songs he’s already shared have been sharper and cleaner and bigger than anything… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 8:43 am

FLOODFest Announces Impressive Inaugural SXSW 2015 Lineup

We’re nearing the end of February, which means every inbox in the music industry is overflowing with SXSW showcase announcements. Today, FLOOD Magazine revealed that their debut SXSW showcase, FLOODFest, will be held in none other than the Cedar Street Courtyard, which use to be the longstanding venue of the now-defunct Filter Magazine. As it… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 19, 2015 - 11:35 am

Watch Twin Shadow Amaze With “Turn Me Up” Performance On Letterman

Twin Shadow brought their new pumped up sound to their Letterman debut last night with a performance of Eclipse single “Turn Me Up.” George Lewis Jr. spent most of the performance with only a spotlight illuminating him as his backing band lingered in the shadows. The stage lit up entirely towards the end, just a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 8:26 am

Twin Shadow – “I’m Ready”

Twin Shadow’s sensualist synthpop always seemed bigger than the bonds of indiedom could contain. And next month, we’ll hear what George Lewis, Jr. can do when he’s got a major-label budget working for him. We’ve already heard “To The Top” and “Turn Me Up,” two early tracks from Twin Shadow’s major-label debut Eclipse. And now… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 16, 2015 - 12:17 pm

Watch Scott Aukerman Annoy Cool Cat Twin Shadow On A Minimally Insightful Interbrews

In an upcoming episode of the podcast-turned-TV show Comedy Bang! Bang!, host Scott Aukerman puts himself through a bit called Interbrews, a spoof of a certain sort of look-how-cool-I-am sitting-and-eating conversation that certain cable personalities are making these days. (Coughbordaincough.) On the episode in question, he sits down with Twin Shadow and listens to absolutely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 14, 2015 - 11:20 am

Twin Shadow – “Turn Me Up” Video

Yesterday we heard “Turn Me Up,” the sublime lead single from Twin Shadow’s upcoming Eclipse. Now here’s director Alex Turvey and creative director Milan Zrnic’s video for the song, a stylish, shadowy (ahem) black and white clip featuring some A-plus emoting from George Lewis Jr. It makes me love the song even more; below, see… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2014 - 11:11 am

Twin Shadow – “Turn Me Up”

After releasing the amazing song “To The Top” this year, George Lewis Jr.’s Twin Shadow project largely fell silent, postponing an American tour and not saying anything about the album everyone assumed was coming. But recently, Lewis announced that the tour was back on and that he’d signed with Warner Bros., with an album coming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Twin Shadow Reschedules U.S. Tour, Signs To Warner Bros. For LP Out In Spring

Twin Shadow postponed a tour back in August, and he didn’t really say why. Today, he’s given up the answer: He wanted to put in some more serious work on the new album he’s planning. To that end, he’s made the leap from indieland to Warner Bros., and a major-label home is honestly a pretty… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 3, 2014 - 12:58 pm
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