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July 10, 2011
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Twin Shadow

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Ask about Twin Shadow, and you’re really asking about George Lewis Jr., the band’s creative and otherwise frontman who decided, after years of being a musician in various and sundry projects, that it was time for something all his own.

Lewis was born in the Dominican Republic, but grew up in Florida he told us in a recent phone interview. As a teen, he discovered a guitar in a closet that belonged to his father and he started sneaking it out, teaching himself to play. Before long, he was hanging out in coffee shops, finding other people to play with, but, he admits “pretending — and impersonating” the artist he wanted to be.

Before long, he had moved to Boston and became a part of a band that didn’t last — but “as that band was breaking up,” he started getting into older music — “really getting a foundation in pop music.” After some “trial and error,” a “tour with a rock band,” and some time working as a “musican with a dance company,” he wanted to “make something only (he) could answer for.”

What he’s created is Forget, a full-length album that makes the most of what he’s learned and turned it into something that he can not only answer for, but be proud of. It’s received a ton of positive reviews and the buzz over it seems to building, particularly after last week’s SXSW, which included a performance on behalf of Music Rx ®, a music program that benefits the Children’s Cancer Association.

Just off of a tour in Europe and the U.S., which Lewis explains is something that he and his band realize “is a very charmed life. We feel privledged to be able to do music and make that what we do; we really appreciate it.” With all of that gratitude, and talent, we’re looking forward to what comes next.






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You're my favorite daydream
I'm your famous nightmare, everything I see looks like gold
Everything I touch goes cold
Castles in the snow

Here's all I know
Your checkered room and
Your velvet bow
Your Elvis songs in my ears
That moonlit voice that I hear

Now we are bold as breath
We walk along our golden crest
We hide away for a week
We only look an don't speak

You're my Favorite daydream
I'm your famous nightmare, everything I see looks like gold
Everything I touch goes cold
Castles in the snow

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I'm in the belly of a canyon
I can't come up with any reason
Why a ghost is following me
Why a ghost is following me

I've got some feed for the longing
I've got the pillow for the bad dream
The apparition dancing with me
Stepping down all over my feet

There is no key to my gate
But you can still come around
Lean your ladder against my window and I'll come down

Sometimes I don't know what I'm seeing
Who's keeping track of all that's breathing?
There's a world that's waiting for me
There's a world that's waiting for me

I'm in the belly of a canyon
I can't come up with any reason
Why a ghost is following me
Why a ghost is following me

There is no key to my gate
But you can still come around
Lean your ladder against my window and I'll come down
There is no key to my gate
But you can still come around
Lean your ladder against my window and I'll come down
There is no key to my gate
But you can still come around
Lean your ladder against my window and I'll come down

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Follow me until the dawn
Orange trees on mother's lawn
To the chapel in the valley when the day is done
And we'll get married when our friends have gone

In the pines we learn to speak
In the leaves forget to breath
If you hear your mama calling get away from me
If you hear your mama calling get away from me

Secret hand shakes, the swimming hole
Keep awake, and we will not go old

Come on everyone come undone
Try to keep your face out of the sun
And if you get lost at the face of the moon
Follow the boy with the yellow balloon

Follow me until the dawn
Orange trees on mother's lawn
To the chapel in the valley when the day is done
And we’ll get married when our friends have gone

In the pines we learn to speak
In the leaves forget to breath
If you hear your mama calling get away from me
If you hear your mama calling get away from me

Secret hand shakes, the swimming hole
Keep awake, and we will not go old

Come on everyone come undone
Try to keep your face out of the sun
And if you get lost at the face of the moon
Follow the boy with the yellow balloon

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