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Twin ShadowForget

Just a brief summary, in case you guys don’t know who we are talking about: born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, fronting a Boston Punk band and now being one of the most stylish New Yorkers (according to New York Time Out magazine), that's George Lewis Jr.'s life story in a short form so far.

Just a brief summary, in case you guys don’t know who we are talking about: born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, fronting a Boston Punk band and now being one of the most stylish New Yorkers (according to New York Time Out magazine), that's George Lewis Jr.'s life story in a short form so far.

But the more interesting thing about this guy is his nom de plume Twin Shadow and the associated debut album "Forget". Well, forget is the endmost thing to do, you better memorise it. Produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, "Forget" is a real feast for the ears, far away from what you might expect when you think of typical bedroom recordings. The sound is lucid and keen with a sort of 80ies premium new wave patina on it. Here and there you can notice a glimpse of Depeche Mode, Bowie or Morrissey.

There is no need to deny it: "Forget" is the complimentary ticket for wallowing in old memories without remorse. Songs like "When We're Dancing" or "Slow" could be easily found on a John Hughes film soundtrack and listening to "Shooting Holes" you can almost see the blinking disco dancefloor underneath your feet.

"Forget" is an amazing debut by an extremely talented musician with an extraordinary voice and an obvious affection for synths, guitar solos and new wave sounds. And it's absolutely worth listening to it.

Claudia Nethge | Dec 15, 2010
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