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Twin Shadow – “To The Top”

Between Swans and the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, this has already been a ridiculously strong morning for new music. And now Twin Shadow have taken a break from their UNDER THE CVRS project, in which George Lewis, Jr. has been persistently knocking out beautiful covers on YouTube, to give us a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014

Watch Twin Shadow Play In A Dumpster At SXSW

Funny Or Die just released a video parodying the secret popup shows of SXSW. It features Twin Shadow performing in a dumpster and is referred to as rare footage of a highly exclusive event, one where people are more concerned with capturing things on their phones than actually paying attention. Even though it's pretty silly,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 13, 2014

Goldfrapp – “Thea (Twin Shadow Remix)”

Apparently, Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Jr. isn't spending all his time lately coming up with songs to cover in his great UNDER THE CVRS video series, though god knows he's spending a lot of time doing that. Somewhere in there, he managed to carve out space in his schedule to remix "Thea," a track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014

Twin Shadow (Feat. Samantha Urbani) – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths Cover) Video

So far in Twin Shadow's UNDER THE CVRS series, we've heard George Lewis cover 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, U2, and 112. His latest offering, which features Samantha Urbani, is a '90s R&B-flavored take on the Smiths classic "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out." It comes with a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 13, 2014

Twin Shadow – “Cupid” (112 Cover)

In recent months, Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Jr. has been on an absolute tear, recording evocative covers of songs by 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, Lou Reed, and U2, and posting all of them online as part of his UNDER THE CVRS video series. For his latest trick, he's take… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Cover U2’s “With Or Without You”

Lately, in his UNDER THE CVRS video series, Twin Shadow main man George Lewis, Jr. has been recording moody black-and-white versions of classic songs by 10cc, Bruce Springsteen, Tori Amos, and Lou Reed. And in his latest clip, Lewis has taken on a big one: U2's lighters-up feelings-everywhere ballad "WithMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013

Twin Shadow – “Perfect Day” (Lou Reed Cover)

Since yesterday's news about the passing of Lou Reed, we've heard new covers from My Morning Jacket and Pearl Jam. Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. (no stranger to covers) has one to share as well. Watch him in silhouette singing the Transformer classic "Perfect Day."… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 28, 2013

HAIM – “Edge” (Co-Written By Twin Shadow)

Last year, Twin Shadow released Confess, an excellent album of smooth, confident, idiosyncratic '80s-style pop music. This past week, HAIM released Days Are Gone, a truly great album that can be described in much the same way. And on the deluxe UK iTunes edition of Days Are Gone, there's a song called "Edge,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Play “Old Love/New Love” Live In Oakland

We first heard "Old Love/New Love" earlier this month when Twin Shadow put it out for the Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack, and while the studio version is a bouncing take on New Wave goodness, the video below is markedly different. At the Station To Station stop in Oakland last night Twin Shadow performed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Cover Tori Amos’s “Silent All These Years”

Lately, Twin Shadow main man George Lewis, Jr. has kicked off an online video series called UNDER THE CVRS, in which he posts himself singing other people's songs. He's already done 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" and Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire." Today, he posted another: A spare and florid take on "More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013

The Music of Grand Theft Auto V Is Now On iTunes

The makers of Grand Theft Auto V have released a three-volume album of the game's original score and soundtrack. With 59 tracks in total, the list of contributing artists is extensive and includes: new songs by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian, Wavves, HEALTH, Tyler, The Creator, and A$AP Rocky; the score by Tangerine Dream, Woody Jackson,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / September 24, 2013

Twin Shadow – “Old Love / New Love”

As someone who spent basically all of 2003 cocooned up and playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, I learned very well how perfectly the exquisite cheese of Mr. Mister's "Broken Wings" blended with the gorgeously rendered fake-Miami architecture and the onscreen mayhem that the game offered. The rabidly anticipated Grand Theft Auto V, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Cover Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire”

Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire" has been covered by a vast array of artists, from Johnny Cash to John Mayer, as well as Bat For Lashes and Tegan & Sara. Twin Shadow joins the list with his own rendition of the song, giving it a sparse-but-harsh makeover. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / September 5, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Cover 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love”

"I'm Not In Love," 10cc's exquisite 1975 cheese-nugget, has long functioned as a certain sort of litmus test. If you are actually into the craft of pop music, the little studio intricacies, the weird sounds that you can sometimes find in bazillion-dollar dentists'-office pop songs, then there's a good chance you love the song. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013

Watch Twin Shadow Debut “End Of The World” At Festival Nrmal

Last year, the elegant Brooklyn indie-popper Twin Shadow released the excellent sophomore album Confess, and he's already got new music in the works. Over the weekend, Twin Shadow played Mexico's Festival Nrmal and debuted a new one called "End Of The World," which, judging from the audio here, was weirdly funky in the way… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2013

Chad Valley – “I Owe You This” Video (Feat. Twin Shadow)

We've definitely exhausted the John Hughes Teen Dream sound over the past few years and while the universal interest in youthful bliss will never die, I think it's about time we shed the 80s throwback skin. But, as someone who spent a big chunk of her adolescence in a bowling alley (Little Lebowski Suburban Achiever… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 28, 2013

Sky Ferreira – “Everything Is Embarrassing (Twin Shadow Remix)”

Sexed-up, self-objectifying, emotionally disconnected haze-pop stars of the world unite! Sky Ferreira and Twin Shadow seem to have so much in common that they'd hate each other, but that's apparently not the case. Instead, Twin Shadow has remixed "Everything Is Embarrassing," Ferreira's suddenly omnipresent single, and turned it into, of all things, a hard-pounding Euro-clu… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 18, 2013

Twin Shadow – “The Ones” Video

This summer, Twin Shadow released the very good sophomore album Confess. And today, they've released a digital single of the album track "The Ones" -- not the version from the album, but a lovely acoustic rendition that frontman George Lewis Jr. played during a recent KCRW session. Lewis also made a shaky, cobbled-together montage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012

Solange – “Sleep In The Park (Twin Shadow Remodel)” (Feat. D’Angelo Lacy)

Last week, Solange put out her great new single "Losing You," a release paired with the B-side "Sleep In The Park." Today, Twin Shadow's uptempo remake of that song hit the web and you can hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 12, 2012