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The Night Was Young Enough

19 September 2012

When someone stands alone like Russ Manning is right now it’s hard to get everyone’s pens out, especially when the level and number of releases each day grows exponentially. Luckily enough for Rush Midnight, George Lewis Jr. (aka Twin Shadow) is not only his former band leader, but a friend and a producer who lends him some of his buzz power for a promising start.

With an imminent release of his debut EP, “+1” on Cascine by the end of next month Rush Midnight is accelerating his single-release calendar (a clip for You and I a couple of weeks ago) and mini-American tour set to start @ Brooklyn’s Cameo Gallery by the end of the month.

Rush Midnight - +1
Rush Midnight – +1 Cover

From what Cascine tells us, this New Yorker recorded a few demos in hotel rooms and several studios in between Twin Shadow’s busy tours, but the new wave star did also manage to find the time to help his bass player with some production work… and this is how a new nova of romanticism is born. Link to the single this way.

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Remember Twin Shadow?

25 September 2010

George Lewis Jr. did not live the punk-rock-pop 80s NY scene because he was only born halfway through that decade… not even in the big apple or the States; and yet all his music pours the essence of most of the videos aired by the MTV during those years, essence of new wave and synthpop, a bit electronic, a bit folk…

Influences & chords he probably boozed from the radio and that new “rebel” music tv channel. Are Generation Y new-wavers an improved replica of Generation X musicians? in Twin Shadow’s case… not only that, but a new kind of indie success that gladly puts on stage something more than minimalistic & psychedelic pop synth rythms (even though he uses them shamelessly)… we’re were getting tired of that.

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