Posted in music | tour dates on June 16, 2011

Twin Shadow at Bonnaroo (more by Graeme Flegenheimer)
Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow announced a fall tour dubbed the 'Clean Cuts' tour. It hits Maxwell's on September 6 and Webster Hall on October 7. Ticket pre-order starts today (6/16) and runs through June 21. Pre-ordering a ticket gives you the chance to get an exclusive T-shirt and 1.5" button for most shows, though not the Maxwell's one. General sale starts June 23. All dates are listed at the end of this post. Here are are some of them, each represented with a different haircut:

Clean Cuts

Meanwhile Twin Shadow play a few shows this month with Florence & the Machine, including the previously announced Central Park Summerstage show on June 24.

You can also catch them at a number of festivals including Sled Island, Pitchfork Fest, Hopscotch, ACL, and Moogfest. They just played Bonnaroo...

"If Morrissey, Peter Gabriel, and Prince could make babies together, their progeny would almost certainly form a band and call themselves Twin Shadow. Heartfelt, heady and totally funky, the group's live show transformed George Lewis Jr.'s intimate debut Forget -- where the Twin Shadow main brain played all of the instruments -- into a freewheeling full-band boogie fest. The tracks grew exponentially at every turn. Canned kits became crushing drums, bass burbles became serious bumps, sound effects became walls of synth, and Lewis transformed into a dance-driven taskmaster. Between songs, he pointed at the cameraman in front of him and addressed the fans: "If this guy doesn't shake his ass, I want you to break down the barricade and make him." Even spare, mellow album moments like "Tyrant Destroyed" could've cracked a disco ball by dint of their sheer dynamism, and on the heartbroken "Slow," Lewis shattered a few hearts in the audience by shredding his voice on the clutch lyric, "I don't wanna believe, or be, in love." He followed with an arena-sized guitar solo that inspired the kind of frothing cheer usually saved for soccer matches, not chilly '80s-inspired indie pop dreamed up in a Brooklyn bedroom." [SPIN]
A bunch of pro-shot videos of their Bonnaroo set, some other videos, and all tour dates below...

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Twin Shadow 'Slow' (NSFW)

Twin Shadow - Castles In The Snow

Twin Shadow - Tyrant Destroyed (Live from Bonnaroo 2011)

Twin Shadow - Shooting Holes (Live from Bonnaroo 2011)

Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing (Live from Bonnaroo 2011)

Twin Shadow - Castles in the Snow (Live from Bonnaroo 2011)

Twin Shadow - "Tyrant Destroyed"

Twin Shadow 2011 Tour Dates
6/20 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Festival Pier^
6/23 -- Boston, MA -- Bank of America Pavilion^
6/24 -- NY, NY -- Central Park Summerstage^
6/25 -- Calgary, AB -- Sled Island Music Festival
7/16 -- Chicago, IL -- Pitchfork Music Festival
7/30 -- Montreal, QC -- Osheaga Festival
Sep 4, Making Time Warehouse Project Philadelphia PA
Sep 6 Maxwells Hoboken NJ
Sep 7 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
Sep 8 Ottobar Baltimore MD
Sep 9 Hopscotch Music Festival Raleigh NC
Sep 10 The Earl Atlanta GA
Sep 12 Bottletree Birmingham AL
Sep 13 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA
Sep 15 Fitzgeralds Houston TX
Sep 17 Austin City Limits Austin TX
Sep 18 Lowbrow Palace El Paso TX
Sep 20 Casbah San Diego CA
Sep 21 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
Sep 24 Henry Miller Memorial Library Big Sur CA
Sep 25 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sep 26 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sep 27 Crocodile Cafe Seattle WA
Oct 1 7th Street Entry Minneapolis MN
Oct 6 Paradise Boston MA
Oct 7 Webster Hall New York NY
^ w/ Florence + The Machine

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Comments (22)

Unreal that this band can fill Webster Hall already. So fucking awful.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 6:34 PM

Unreal that this band can fill Webster Hall already. So fucking awful.

Agreeeeeeeeeeeed

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 6:49 PM

the video for tyrant destroyed is the most amazing shit ever and this band live totally rules fuck the haters.....

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 7:13 PM

This dude seriously needs to get over himself

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 7:25 PM

I've seen this band 4 or 5 times (somehow they keep jumping on good bills with great headliners) and they suck. Terrible, just terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 8:17 PM

Mercury Lounge

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 8:24 PM

"the video for tyrant destroyed is the most amazing shit ever and this band live totally rules"


I actually like Twin Shadow but completely disagree with this statement.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 8:43 PM

I suspect all the negative comments are from the same person because this band is fantastic

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 8:53 PM

Zohan has a band now? Does he spray the crowd with hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 9:21 PM

twin shadow SUCK

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:23 PM

I thought the seals took this guy out< no?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:26 PM

Boards of Canada suck

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 10:30 PM

The funny thing about the people hating on this band is you probably listen to 10 other bands that sound EXACTLY the same. They are just less popular so you think you're cool for knowing them

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2011 11:10 PM

Serious Question:
What haircut showcased above is most common among hummus eaters?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 2:16 AM

Uh, how come "The Frohawk" is not included on that list of hair-do's?

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:04 AM

First post on this thread:

They sounded really bland to me at Bonnaroo. Really boring melodies and the tones (guitar / synths) sounded like bad 80's-90's gear they picked up at a garage sale.

But the real turn off for me was the arrogant statements that dude kept spewing .. "so amazed that we got a great slot on a big stage ... instead of some other bands that had to play at like 10am" .. first off the shows started at 12pm ...and those "other bands" completely destroyed you (low anthem / deer tick and many more in varied genres)

Dude was just ego'd out. They awill fade shortly

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 9:35 AM

Gotta love the hummus jokesters (yes, I've invented that word now, damnit!) when they pretend to be serious when the make the hummus references.

As if you didn't already make yourself sound enough like a douchenozzle. But hey, there's always more room for that!

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 11:04 AM

Didn't know KRAMER still made guitars... awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 11:58 AM

I loved that album and have no idea how they could have made it sound so terribly dreadful live. They played one of the better venues here in the French quarter and had decent gear, they were all lucid, I have no idea how they could inject so much suck into it. I would have rather seen him with a laptop and a microphone to be honest. I wasnt looking for them to reenact the album note for note, but really anything would have been better than what they gave NOLA that night. Anything.

Posted by Dream Weaver | December 28, 2011 1:06 PM

They fucking suck they sucking fuck and I don't like em.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2012 11:46 AM

Terrible band. All pitchfork hype.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 11:44 AM

"I like this band...future seminal."

-Professor ?uesto

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2012 4:39 PM

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