Twin Shadow

Tourmates Twin Shadow and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart both look to the 1980s for sonic inspiration, but while Pains made their name mining the twee pop sounds of the C86 underground, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) incorporates a broader, more aboveground sound, refracting echoes of lite-FM into his own winning brand of woozy, dreamy soft rock. Twin Shadow’s excellent debut, Forget, speaks for itself, but the Dominican-born, Florida-raised, and now Brooklyn-based musician has also been the beneficiary of an outstanding music video campaign. First, with the Calvin Klein, wood-paneled basement, soft-core porn spoofing “Slow” and more recently with the hilarious “official commentary” version of “At My Heels,” in which two directors pontificate on the deep symbolism of their no-budget video. Both should be watched immediately if you haven’t already seen them. Goofs aside, expect tonight’s show to be a bill of eminently swoon-worthy indie pop. With Seapony. ERIC GRANDY

Fri., April 22, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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