We recently hung out backstage with George Lewis Jr., the man behind Twin Shadow, while on tour with the fantastic Jamie Lidell. Lewis’ well received debut, Forget, originally came out a couple of months back through Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear fame’s imprint, Terrible Records. And as of tomorrow, the album enjoys wider circulation with an official release on 4AD. The record is a collection of melodic pop that at times seems to shout out Bowie and Depeche Mode, with a tempo and fidelity more new wave than chillwave.
We chatted briefly with George to talk about the album, some of his influences and the possibility of him making a merengue album sometime in the future.
Check out the video for “Castles in the Snow” after the jump, and pics from the DC show.
UPDATE 11.16.2010: Pics from Twin Shadow with Glasser at Black Cat.