Twin Shadow

Day Party Crawl
Photo by Sandy Carson

Twin Shadow

Mohawk, Wednesday, March 16

George Lewis Jr.'s debut as alter ego Twin Shadow was one of those time capsule albums. Forget, out last year on 4AD, took a little Moz, a little Depeche Mode, and a little Prince into 21st century Brooklyn. It played a very personal album, recorded in emotional stages, but live on Mohawk's outside stage for the Austinist day party, Lewis and his live band sped up the electro-funk, rendering "Castles in the Snow" and "Slow" a little more upbeat than the album's versions. Lewis seemed a bit reserved, but you could tell he could break out the Prince whoop if needed. The surprise of this Windish Agency/Austinist fiesta came later: Louisiana's Givers, a young fivepiece whose members looked like they might have been in Jesus camp at one point and thus brought the sun out with tribal-pop cheers aided by ukulele, flute, and xylophone.

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