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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

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 that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 12, 2013 - 6:51 pm

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 - 2:25 pm

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 - 3:48 pm

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 of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2012 - 10:35 am

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 - 9:42 am

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 - 9:41 am

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, Confess. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 27, 2012 - 2:23 pm

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 - 1:51 pm

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 strong… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012 - 1:39 pm

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 - 3:13 pm

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 up where that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012 - 9:59 am

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 - 10:56 am

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 fanbase line… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Twin Shadow – “Five Seconds” Video

Twin Shadow’s video for the excellent synthed-out summer jam candidateFive 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 be him… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 19, 2012 - 8:56 am

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 - 3:25 pm