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 be him doing them. Keith Musil directs, from a story written by Lewis himself. The credits claim that it’s based on a novel called Night Of The Silver Sun, by Lewis and Eric Green, though I can’t find anything online about the existence of said novel. The video debuted last night on the big TV screens in Times Square, which is nuts, and you can watch it below.
Twin Shadow’s new album Confess is out 7/10 on 4AD.