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Twin Shadow announces new album, 'Confess'

Posted by Mawuse Ziegbe  May 2, 2012 10:45 AM

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Twin Shadow at Fader Fort by Fiat. Wednesday March 16th at The South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX.

George Lewis Jr., who dispenses lo-fi pop goodness as Twin Shadow, has announced he will release his second album, "Confess," which will be released by indie label 4ad in the states on July 10. The album will drop in the United Kingdom on July 9.

After spending years as part of the local outfit Mad Man Films, Lewis scored (mostly) Internet-fame with the 2010 release "Forget," his debut album as TS.

Judging by the missive he posted on his Tumblr about the release of "Confess," it sounds like the upcoming album has been inspired by a pretty gnarly motorcycle accident.

"One winter I crashed my motorcycle , with a friend on the back. I shouldn’t have been riding that day, but I was young and fearless of the black roads, fast and easy in my ways. As the bike slipped from under us my head filled with words. The slow motion moments of calm just after surprise and just before regret are bliss," he wrote. "I remember in that moment I wanted to say everything to him. How could I say everything in a split second? How could I bury my words in his heart?"

Check out Twin Shadow's "Castles in the Snow" below and head to his website to download his latest single, "Five Seconds."

Spotted at Pitchfork.

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