Twin Shadow Release Free Download of “Night Rally” Demos Mixtape

Features Unreleased Tracks from 2010 - 2014

Jul 28, 2015
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Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) has released as a free download a new demos mixtape, Night Rally. It includes unreleased tracks recorded between 2010 and 2014. You can download it from WeTransfer here via Noisey, who premiered it.

Twin Shadow's most recent album, Eclipse, was originally recorded for his old label, 4AD, but after some label politics was released by Warner Bros. The gap between finishing and releasing the album allowed him time to work on additional music. Twin Shadow's unfortunate tour bus accident near Denver, Colorado back in April and the consequential postponing of shows gave Lewis time to sift through a bunch of unreleased demos and put them together as the Night Rally mixtape. It will also be available on cassette tape on the band's Night Rally tour (dates are below). Lewis had this to say to Noisey about the mixtape:

"After our April 17th bus accident the Twin Shadow family returned to their separate homes off the road. It was a painful experience that left us all feeling raw and exposed. While spending time healing and resting in my apartment in LA I started to sift through old hard drives. I found all these ideas I had nearly forgotten, most of them more realized than I remembered. 

The more I dug the more I realized how much music was made in the last five years. Being home I had the time and perspective to enjoy all the little impulses, embarrassing choices, and exciting moments that I couldn't bottle. There were also some songs that I couldn't understand why I never finished. After listening back several times, I decided to make a small collection of the songs that stuck out. The mixtape consists of recordings from 2010 to 2014. 

 

So here it is, a glimpse into five years of late nights, mornings after no sleep, the bad decisions, the good ones, the sobering solitude, the mistakes, the ideas lost, and the singing out of key... True demos. The mixtape is now free to download from the WeTransfer Night Rally wallpaper, and an actual cassette tape will be available to purchase only at the merch table of the Night Rally Tour shows. Thanks to everyone who showed support during this hard time. See you at the Night Rally."

 

Twin Shadow Tour Dates:

08-21 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge 
08-22 Portland, OR - MusicFestNW 
08-24 - 08-25 Seattle, WA - Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
08-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Imperial 
08-28 Edmonton, Alberta - Starlite Room
08-29 Calgary, Alberta - Republik
08-31 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - O'Brian's Event Centre
09-02 Winnipeg, Manitoba - Garrick Center
09-03 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
09-04 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
09-08 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room Lounge 
09-09 Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
09-11 Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
09-12 Houston, TX - Discovery Green
09-15 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
09-17 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
09-18 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
09-18 - 09-20 Sacramento, CA - TBD 2015
09-19 Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
09-21 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
09-25 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
09-25 - 09-27 Boston, MA - Boston Calling 2015 
09-26 - 09-27 Washington, DC - Landmark Festival 2015
09-30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 
10-01 New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-07 Orlando, FL - The Social 
10-08 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans 
10-1o San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
10-12 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
10-14 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern 
10-16 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
10-17 Hollywood, CA - Fonda Theatre



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