Good luck pinning down George Lewis, Jr. into any one musical genre. The mastermind behind the sensational band [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] has a list of musical influences as long as (or longer than) the list of labels that music writers have tried to stick on him.
The band’s 2010 album Forget has quietly built up a dedicated following since its release, gathering adjectives from the press such as “sophisticated,” “new wave-tinged” and “haunting.” Earlier this summer the band visited Last.fm Discover for a killer Summer Sessions performance–click through now to watch them perform the title track from the album (“Forget“) plus “Castles In The Snow” and “Can’t Wait.”
One listen to Lewis’s opening guitar licks on “Forget” and it’s clear that [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] isn’t just another perky indie-pop band. When the reverb-soaked vocals kick in, the full sonic picture becomes apparent, and it’s clear that there’s more to [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] than the hype. Give it a listen below.
“Castles In The Snow”
“I Can’t Wait”
Big festival appearances, like this summer’s slot at Bonnaroo, and hefty touring in Europe have created major buzz around [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm]’s live show, validating Lewis’s grand scheme for the band and motivating its members to push even harder as they strive to turn Twin Shadow into an act worthy of those those festivals’ main stages. Gain more insight into the mind behind [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] in this, our exclusive Summer Sessions interview.
[lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] Interview
For more on [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] visit the website and find the music, including 2010’s debut album Forget at iTunes and Amazon. And check out the tour dates page for info on their big Fall 2011 tour. Here are the shows that have been announced so far:
Sep 7, 2011 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
Sep 8, 2011 Ottobar Baltimore MD
Sep 9, 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh NC
Sep 10, 2011 The Earl Atlanta GA
Sep 12, 2011 Bottletree Birmingham AL
Sep 13, 2011 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA
Sep 15, 2011 Fitzgeralds Houston TX
Sep 17, 2011 Austin City Limits Austin TX
Sep 18, 2011 Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX
Sep 20, 2011 Casbah San Diego CA
Sep 21, 2011 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
Sep 24, 2011 Henry Miller Memorial Library Big Sur CA
Sep 25, 2011 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sep 26, 2011 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sep 27, 2011 Crocodile Cafe Seattle WA
Sep 28, 2011 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver BC
Oct 1, 2011 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN
Oct 3, 2011 The Mod Club Toronto ON
Oct 6, 2011 Paradise Boston MA
Oct 7, 2011 Webster Hall New York NY
It’s a good thing George Lewis Jr. has a good sense of humor. Check out the artwork for the [lastfm]Twin Shadow[/lastfm] tour:
See all the hair cuts at the Twin Shadow homepage.