Posts Tagged ‘Twin Shadow’
25 Sleigh Bells – Reign of Terror
Sometimes I have these weird dreams where Alexis Kraus is seducing me by playing “Comeback Kid” in a flannel onesie. I wake up hating my life.
24 Andy Stott – Luxury Problems
A beautiful body of cutting edge experimental music to make out to.
23 Mackelmore – The Heist
Mainstream hip-hop at it’s finest. I should also note that Macklemore gives me a female boner, sorry mum. And for all you haters out there, watch this.
22. Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso – Exalted & The Lord Of The Flies
Some tripped out stuff from South of the border in Seattle where they are having the second coming of grunge but hip hop this time. Check out Blue Sky Black Death & Nacho Picasso who released 3? albums in 2012.
21 Scuba – Personality
Scuba’s DJ set at FIVESIXTY in August was one of my faves of 12′. He’s on the rise after departing from his previous dubstep sound to hard hitting techno with a dash of trance.
20. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss
There are several reasons why former Mission, BC resident Carly Rae Jepsen made our list this year. Firstly, according to my iTunes library I’ve listened to “This Kiss” a total of 62 times, with “Wrong Feels So Right” coming in at a solid 42. Secondly, ya’ll know you listened to “Call Me Maybe” at least once this summer while simultaneously enjoying the fuck out of yourself. And lastly, my roommate went to high school with her and apparently she killed it as Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz”.
19 Riff Raff – Birth of An Icon
The highly controversial and fascinating, Riff Raff put together a solid free album after being signed to Mad Decent. He’s got his share of haters which means he must be doing something right??
18. Peace – The World Is Too Much With Us
Vancouver’s Peace giving young girls everywhere dem feelins.
17. Santigold – Master of My Make Believe
This record makes me want to purchase a pair of leopard print jeggings and twerk the night away.
16. White Lung – Sorry
Vancouver’s White Lung. It’s funny because the album is called Sorry and it’s 20minutes long but it’s 20 minutes of the best getting beat up for your lunch money you ever felt.
15. Schoolboy Q – Habits & Contradictions
Bucket hat connoisseur and rap mastermind ScHoolboy Q has a flow reminiscent of yung HOVA. He also has a song entitled “Sexting”, which is cool.
14. Twin Shadow – Confess
On his sophomore effort, Twin Shadow uses an 80’s sensibility to document his life and relationships in the present tense. It’s an album filled with danceable beats and human emotion, or in other words, the perfect record for a suburban house party.
13 The XX – Coexist
I felt a little underwhelmed by this album at first but it’s subtly grew on me. Chill vibes.
12 Tame Impala – Lonerism
I get serious Sgt. Peppers vibes from this album and I am totally ok with that.
11 A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red
Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red mix the pow-wow vibes with the Trap Moombah thing to create one of the most unique combinations of sound in the “EDM” world. Oh, and Diplo fux wit it.
10 Japandroids – Celebration Rock
Making Vancouver proud since 2009.
9 How To Dress Well -Total Loss
When I go through intense periods of hating the opposite sex, I listen to How to Dress Well and write poetry about shitty bro’s.
8 Purity Ring – Shrines
Consisting of 11-tracks, “Shrines” unique concoction of electronic-dance music makes you sad that the world is going end with Y2K.
7 Flume – Flume
Debut album from this young Australian producer has all the right influences across the electronic music spectrum creating something modern and unique. Expect big things.
6 Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream
I have a feeling this dude is gunna have a sex tape in the near future, Ray J style. KD is tite though.
5 Alt–J – An Awesome Wave
Loves this album. Mercury prize winner. The musical equivalent to a field full of pretty smelling flowers.
4. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid M.A.A.D City
Compton-native Kendrick Lamar returns rap to a gloried art form with “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. As his major label debut, “GKMC” explores Lamar’s childhood through poetic rhyming, strategically placed skits, and collaborations with some of the industries biggest names, including Drake and Dr. Dre as executive producer. This is one of those albums that will only get better with time, kind of like “The Chronic”.
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
Nominated for six Grammy’s, Frankie’s studio debut is a beautiful representation of lust, life and heartbreak. And if you’re human, it will quickly remind you that love knows no limits, orientation, race, or gender.
2. Grimes – Visions
1. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die (The Paradise Edition)
Oh Lana, how dare they say such mean things about you and try to tell you that you are not #indie, manufactured and judge you based on one Saturday Night Live performance. They do not know you like I do. We know it’s not true. They just want to dismiss your genius so they can feel better about their terrible lives. We won’t let them do that to you. You are #1.
It would seem that New York duo MS MR are currently the Amanda Bynes of the indie music world. They first came onto my radar in early May, when their gothic pop-ballad Hurricane started trending on Tumblr. It quickly reached “Best New Track” status on Pitchfork and was remixed by Twin Shadow soon after.
In terms of background, not much is known about the mysterious MS MR but that actually works to their advantage. The duo’s dark lyrics compiled with the beauty of the lead singers voice sends you into a hyper reality. You become entranced by the words and quickly lose interest in who is actually singing them.
Fortunately for me, MS MR released their Candy Bar Creep Show EP on September 14th and it might just be the best thing I’ve heard all year. It’s just twisted enough to make you feel sane while still incorporating enough catchy beats to warm your soul. Go download it now, because it probably won’t be cool next month.
posted by @clarkbs
George Lewis Jr. (AKA Twin Shadow) is some kinda hipster kid who can wail… and play a mean guit-fiddle. Backed by a band of equally (Brooklyn style) royalty class scenesters, the group has been killing it for a while now. They played a few tracks off their new record, though their single, “Five Seconds“, was the real crowd favorite.
Twin Shadow are doing well for themselves (note their fly pulp-fiction video) but the band still has some live chops to work out. They didn’t push any boundaries from a live perspective, and I didn’t walk out with any memorable moments. When I show up for a live performance, I expect to be awed by something, in some way … and the band didn’t deliver.
The opening band was a monotone, nu wave, shoe-gaze act. The only reason I know their name, Pool Side, is because I overheard someone saying it walking out. They had a weak “outroduction” … sorry, that was bad.
If you haven’t heard Twin Shadow yet, check out, “Five Seconds”, from their album “Confess”
Reviewed by John
I’m pretty sure tons of baby making will be occurring tomorrow night at Venue, as two of music’s freshest acts will be stopping by to provide your ladies with adequate foreplay.
George Lewis Jr., the mastermind behind Twin Shadow, will be accompanied by daytime-disco act Poolside and they’re both expected to play before a sold-out crowd. So it’s purdy special that we’ve still got two tickets to giveaway. In order to be entered to win, post your favourite Poolside song on Winnie’s Facebook Fanpage. You have till tomorrow (August 11) at noon. Ps- it’s an early show and you can find out more information here.
posted by @clarkbs
Here’s a sick new session from our friends over at Yours Truly. It features George Lewis Jr. from Twin Shadow doing an intimate performance of “Run My Heart” from “Confess”. And I love me a man in some leopard so you know I’m down.
posted by @clarkbs
George Lewis Jr. looking quite dapper, the badass kind. He is decked out in leather and leopard print shaving his face with a switchblade. This is the second Biker video Five Seconds was the first. Twin Shadow dropped “Confess” July 10th, 2012.
posted by: @VNSSAWBSTR
80’s synth revival tunes+2000’s era co-op video game imagery. Check it.
posted by: @Shoemosher
“Five Seconds” is the first single off of Twin Shadow’s new album titled “Confess” which will be out on July 9th on 4AD. Frontman George Lewis Jr. continues down a similar path as his previous work, with the slick New Wave grooves still pulsing on this new single.
posted by @EstabanBelChere