Twin Shadow – “I Can’t Wait” & “Castle In The Snow”
December 1, 2010, 7:13 pm
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Over the last few months, I’d given Twin Shadow’s debut LP, Forget, a spin here and there but it never really clicked for me.  In fact, I had a rather strong adverse reaction to it.  For whatever reason, it has suddenly and completely endeared itself to me.  Forget is a terribly derivative album, but the songwriting, production (courtesy of Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor), singing and lyrics elevate it to something genuinely special.  Twin Shadow guru George Lewis Jr. composes songs that are dense with sounds and shifts not always apparent on the first (or second) listen.  Much of the press for Forget has focused on the myriad new wave and synth-pop bands that it clearly channels but I also hear a lot of Scary Monsters-era Bowie.  Lewis Jr.’s searing, Fripp-y guitar solos are an especially nice touch.  Grab two of the album’s best tracks below.

Forget is out now on Terrible.

Download MP3: “I Can’t Wait”

Download MP3: “Castles in the Snow”

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