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The Year In Review: Twin Shadow

21st December 2010
The Year In Review: Twin Shadow

Artist:Twin Shadow
Title: Forget
Cat No: CAD3X48
Release date: 15th November 2010

No. 9 - The Sunday Times Albums of the Year
No. 20 - Gorilla vs Bear Albums of the Year
No. 26 - Pitchfork Album of the Year
Rough Trade Albums of the Year
Drowned in Sound Albums of the Year

Released in November, Twin Shadow’s debut album, Forget was the final record issued on 4AD in 2010. Written in a Brooklyn apartment over a series of many months, the album was recorded and produced by Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, who originally released the Forget in the US on his own label, Terrible Records.

Forget is broad in scope, veering from the full-throttle power ballad ‘Slow’ to the shimmering Niles Rodgers-tinged disco of ‘At My Heels’ to the new wave synthesized breaks of ‘Castles In the Snow’. Rightly celebrated for its seemingly effortless pop sensibilities, Forget is an instant classic with a dark beating heart running beneath its immediate hooks and shiny melodicism. Unsurprisingly, press plaudits were plentiful and far reaching, and the album's featuring in many end of year lists was reflective of this.

On the back of the albums encouraging critical reception, 2010 also saw Twin Shadow play in Europe for the first time, playing just a handful of sold out shows towards the end of the year. 2011 sees the band return to European shores once again, this time for a far more extensive stay. Next year will also see the airing of Twin Shadow's 4AD Session, recorded while the band were in London making their UK debut. Looking ahead to next year, Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr reveals his ambitions for the next twelve months:

"Been working on music with Chris Taylor in upstate NY, and getting ready to enjoy some fun and writing in the Dominican Republic for a few weeks. The plan for next year is to tour and take over the world."

TOUR DATES JAN/FEB 2011
25th Jan - The Lexington, London
26th Jan - Deaf Institute, Manchester
27th Jan - Captains Rest, Glasgow
29th Jan - Cockpit, Leeds
2nd Feb - La Carene, Brest
4th Feb - Nouveau Casino, Paris
5th Feb - Doornroosje, 6525 EL Nijmegen
6th Feb - Molotow, Hamburg
8th Feb - Studio 672, Koln
10th Feb - Comet Club, Berlin
11th Feb - Orange Rooms, Munich
14th Feb - Plaza, Zurich
15th Feb - Paradiso, Amsterdam
16th Feb - AB, Brussels
17th Feb - Audio, Brighton
18th Feb - The Cooler, Bristol
19th Feb - Crawdaddy, Dublin
21st Feb - Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Forget is out now on CD, LP and download.

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