You Can Now Download Twin Shadow’s Demos Mixtape, ‘Night Rally’
George Lewis Jr. has not had an easy go with it; between a torn meniscus, a dangerous bus crash and some record label drama that resulted in his switch from 4AD over to Warner Bros, the resilient Twin Shadow was forced to file away a handful of tracks between 2010 and 2014. Now, those tunes have been made available for download as a mixtape under the name Night Rally. You can download the release right here.
To pair with the release of the mixtape, the singer shared some heartfelt words (via Noisey) regarding the material:
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's third album, Eclipse, was released earlier this year via Warner Bros. The new mixtape will be available on cassette, exclusively on his upcoming tour.