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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

Twin Shadow Remixes Niki & The Dove (Stereogum Premiere)

Next month, Swedish pop mystics Niki & The Dove will hit the road with American new wave lothario Twin Shadow. And to celebrate that temporary union, Twin Shadow has remixed "DJ, Ease My Mind," a song from Niki & The Dove's new album Instinct. On his reworking, George Lewis, Jr. brings out the song's haunted,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012

Twin Shadow, Poolside, Mini Mansions @ Glass House, Pomona 8/25/12

With their slot at FYF Fest quickly approaching, a warm up show of Twin Shadow along with Poolside and Mini Mansions sold out the Glass House in Pomona. Folks got a sneak preview of Twin Shadow's set as George Lewis, Jr. rolled out his Triumph motorcycle and sleek '80s styled songs from his sophomore album,… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 27, 2012

Read Fiction From Twin Shadow: “The Night Of The Silver Sun”

Twin Shadow's awesome, biker-gang-related video for "Five Seconds" is based on fiction that George Lewis, Jr. himself wrote called The Night Of The Silver Sun. Recently, the first two parts of the novel surfaced on the web, via Eliot Aronow. Here's what it's like:… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 3, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of this week isn't on this list, since it wasn't actually a music video at all. But Frank Ocean's performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon was drop-dead gorgeous. It won't leave my head anytime soon, and I don't especially want it to. But there were also plenty of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012

Album Of The Week: Twin Shadow Confess

You may have already noticed this, but we're having a big week for new music. It seems weird to think that the big-leap sophomore album from a young, hyped-up Brooklyn '80s pastiche-artist might fly under the radar, but that's happening just a tiny bit with Twin Shadow's Confess. Confess happens to land on the same… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012

Twin Shadow – “Patient” Video

Amid all the well-justified noise about Frank Ocean and the Dirty Projectors, it's important to remember that Twin Shadow have another excellent album coming out today, the cocksure synthpop brood Confess. The album's first video was the badass lyrical-biker odyssey "Five Seconds," and now their video for the Confess song "Patient" picks u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012

Stream Twin Shadow Confess

Confess, the brand-new sophomore album from New York's Twin Shadow, straddles some imaginary line between twee, romantic new wave and dark, pulsing late-'80s R&B -- like what happened if the peak-era incarnations of Morrissey and Bobby Brown attempted to record a synthpop album together, for some reason. We've already seen the excellent video for the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME MARIO CHALMERS filling in for Tom this week, who had a kid or something (it's hard to know since Tom's baby boy -- congrats Tom! -- hasn't showed up on any releases yet). So, let's do this thing, if only for the escape from a world where a team without a… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds” Video

Twin Shadow's video for the excellent synthed-out summer jam candidate "Five Seconds" is an utterly badass pastiche of B-movie tropes, in which band frontman George Lewis Jr. does postapocalyptic motorcycle battle with a crew of masked shirtless goons. In the process, Lewis does some totally impressive motorcycle stunts, and it definitely seems to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012

Stereogum Monthly Mix: May 2012

Some months, you get blockbuster bands releasing big singles in stream-only format. May was not like that -- May was a good month for freely downloadable MP3s. Respect, May. In the ten-track zip below, you'll find big singles from artists sitting on anticipated new LPs -- like Yeasayer and Twin Shadow and Azealia Banks --… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 30, 2012

Hooray For Earth – “No Love (Twin Shadow Remix)”

Twin Shadow renders Hooray For Earth's "No Love" as a ravey, pulse-pounding dance jam in his remix of the True Loves standout. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 21, 2012

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry @ BAM, Brooklyn 5/3/12

The National-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry kicked off its weekend-long fest last night and Thursday's slate featured performances from the likes of the Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, Zs, Jherek Bischoff with David Byrne and more. Stereogum contributor Jessica Amaya was in full effect to document last night's affair. Check out her photo… More »

By: Stereogum / May 4, 2012

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds”

In February, our T. Cole Rachel spoke with Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Jr., about his as-of-then-untitled album. From their chat: STEREOGUM: Does the new material feel like a marked departure from what you were doing before? GL: I know that to me it is the next step, it’s still very much about synthesizers and… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 1, 2012

Twin Shadow Covers Peter Gabriel

For no discernible reason, dapper Twin Shadow frontman George Lewis has done a gorgeous cover of Peter Gabriel's "Here Comes The Flood," a song from Gabriel's 1977 self-titled album, accompanied only by piano and filmed in professionally meditative style. This is a man who knows how to sing. Watch it at Mulberry. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 14, 2012

Neon Indian – “Hex Girlfriend (Twin Shadow Remix)”

In celebration of Record Store Day (4/21), Neon Indian will put out a 10'' for Era Extraña single "Hex Girlfriend" which features a remix by Twin Shadow. Today, that track surfaced and you can nab it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 5, 2012

The National-Curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest Announces Lineup: The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Beirut, The Antlers, More

In January, Brooklyn Academy of Music announced that it would host a spring festival curated by the National's Bryce and Aaron Dessner, and today that event, called Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (a reference to this Whitman poem), announced it's full lineup. It goes down 5/3-5/5. And, yeah, if you're into indie rock, skewing the more… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 29, 2012

Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Acid Reflex Remix EP

For Record Store Day, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will put out a four-track remix EP called Acid Reflex, from which we've already heard reinterpretations from the likes of Violens. A few of the other remixes on the EP -- tracks by Saint Etienne and Twin Shadow -- have already made the… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012

Progress Report: Twin Shadow

Name: Twin Shadow Progress Report: George Lewis, Jr. -- aka Twin Shadow -- goes to California to get busy on his new record. Twin Shadow’s debut album -- 2010’s Forget -- was one of that year’s prettiest surprises: a swoony, synthy, romantic pop paean to '80s new wave. The success of that record kept… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / February 16, 2012