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Watch Twin Shadow Take “To The Top” To Conan

A few weeks ago, Twin Shadow shared an absolutely incredible new song called "To The Top," a towering mass of triumphant early-'80s-style pop craftsmanship, and then nothing; we don't know if they have an album coming out or what. But last night on Conan, George Lewis, Jr. and his band sang a huge and life-affirming… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 8:47 am

Listen To Twin Shadow’s Mix For Diplo’s Radio Show

The latest notable musician to contribute a mix to Diplo's BBC Radio 1 series Diplo & Friends are Zeds Dead and Twin Shadow. The bass music production duo recently teamed with George Lewis, Jr. on a track called "Lost You"; now both artists have submitted hour-long mixes to Diplo's show. Stream the full episode here,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 2, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Zeds Dead & Twin Shadow – “Lost You”

Last month, Twin Shadow released a grand and amazing new song called "To The Top," and it seemed like it could be the first single from a mysterious new album. But thus far, we've heard nothing else about that album. And now, Twin Shadow has popped up in our lives again, in a very different… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2014 - 11:52 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just came out. As usual, it's a unique assembly of talent, not just a retread of your basic festival mainstay. A sampling of notable acts: Wu-Tang Clan (featuring... who knows?), the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There are times when it's easy to determine the 5 Best Songs Of The Week, and others when it gets a little tougher for us to figure out what should go where, what belongs and what doesn't. Then there are weeks like this, where debates about inclusion and placement stretch into long email chains over… More »

By: Stereogum / April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm

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 brand-new near-masterpiece… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 15, 2014 - 10:57 am

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 - 2:51 pm

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 from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 21, 2014 - 11:37 am

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 video in which Lewis and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 13, 2014 - 11:34 pm

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 taken on 112's excellently glossy 1997… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 7, 2014 - 2:01 pm

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, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

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 "With Or Without You." The Twi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2013 - 8:48 am

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 - 10:01 pm

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," which Twi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 4, 2013 - 1:21 pm

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 thi… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013 - 11:57 am

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 "Silent All TheseMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2013 - 3:05 pm

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 - 3:37 pm

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 come… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2013 - 11:34 am

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 - 4:11 pm

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. Twi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2013 - 2:10 pm