photo by Maryanne Ventrice
Twin Shadow just happens to be one of our albums of the year, and any wind of something coming out of his corner makes my ears wet. Here are a couple of remixes that have emerged of late; first up is a face-off between Twin Shadow and fellow Brooklynite, Hooray for the Earth. For some reason, after hearing this song, I find myself singing New Order's 'Bizarre Love Triangle', which is totally not a bad thing at all. I think it's something to do with those undulating synths. And stuff. Here, compare and contrast.
See what I mean?
Next up Twin Shadow's take on the Drums most recent single 'Me and the Moon'; where he totally recontextualises the track by layering up his own interpretation of the instrumentation. TS takes the beating nostalgia of the original and really journeys to the moon and back with it, not simply toying with that typical (dare I say, tired) Drums sentimentality, but giving the track a much more kaleidoscopic sound, rather than just the usual mo-rose (albeit pleasant) coloured glasses of the Drums.
Twin Shadow is currently on tour around the US, so if he happens to be stopping in your town, you really need to check that shit out, live! We did an interview with this super star in the making too, so keep an eye out for that coming up soon...