Twin Shadow (nee George Lewis Jr) sings I cannot wait for summer/I cannot wait for June so longingly on this track it’s heartbreaking, less an expression of excitement than a desire for the pain of the present to dissipate. His new wave impulses match the wrought sentiment—there is nothing half-assed about his ’80s-invoking synthesizing, just pure emotion and big swelling guitar parts, like he spent a lot of time absorbing the high drama of the Psychedelic Furs. His awesome debut, Forget, is out in autumn on Chris Taylor‘s Terrible Records. We cannot wait for autumn. A few live dates after the jump.
Jun 19 2010 URB|Alt Festival @ St Nicholas Park New York, NY
Jun 24 2010 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY W/ Viernes
Jun 26 2010 Northside Festival: Flavorpill & Tell All Your Friends PR @ Berry Park Brooklyn, New York
Jul 22 2010 Cakeshop New York, NY W/ Rewards (Aaron Pfenning) & Hooray For Earth