George Lewis Jr. of Twin Shadow on how he wanted to be in Boyz II Men's gang growing up

George Lewis Jr. grew up in Florida but moved to Boston where he formed his punk-funk cabaret outfit Mad Man Films. That band split after releasing two albums, and Lewis moved to Brooklyn, where, inspired by the music of his childhood, he started writing songs on his own under the name Twin Shadow. The project's debut album, 2010's critically acclaimed Forget, produced by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor, drew upon the more synth-tinged pop and R&B from the '80s, but also seemed lush and sultry, like an offering from later-era Roxy Music.

See also: - Twin Shadow at Bluebird Theater, 9/7/12 - The ten best concerts this weekend, 9/7/12 - 9/9/12

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