Sometimes it sounds like The Cure, sometimes like Depeche Mode, sometimes like Duran Duran, even David Bowie, or The Smiths or Morrissey. Yet at nearly every moment in almost every track, the sound of Twin Shadow feels totally new.
Twin Shadow, reaching way back while at the same time sounding like something from way ahead, is the new wave of New Wave. It is a fully resolved sound, always the mark of excellence, and in my view the most promising and satisfying debut in a single act since TV on the Radio.
The frontman, George Lewis Jr., was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Florida, where he was sometimes "the only black kid."