Months after a nearly deadly accident that left drummer Andy Bauer and their driver John Crawford in serious condition, George Lewis Jr., the enigmatic frontman for Twin Shadow, has introduced his surprising new mixtape Night Rally.

The new release comes on the cusp of the band returning to the road, with Lewis' right hand almost completely healed from the accident. During the bands several weeks off, Lewis, speaking with Noisey, had time to look over his lengthy archives. Eventually, combing through material from 2010-14, he compiled the mixtape.

In a statement, Lewis notes"

"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."

The mixtape follows the release of the band's recent LP Eclipse, which debuted earlier this year. Catch the band live as they return to touring, beginning August 21st at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland. Full dates are listed below.

Download the Night Rally mixtape over at WeTransfer.

Twin Shadow Tour Dates:

  • 08/21 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
  • 08/22 Portland, OR - MusicFest NW
  • 08/24 Seattle, WA - Neumos
  • 08/25 Seattle, WA - Neumos
  • 08/26 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
  • 08/28 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
  • 08/29 Calgary, AB - The Gateway
  • 08/31 Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
  • 09/02 Winnipeg, MB - Garrick Center
  • 09/03 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
  • 09/06 Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
  • 09/08 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
  • 09/09 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
  • 09/11 Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall
  • 09/12 Houston, TX - Untapped Festival
  • 09/15 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater
  • 09/17 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
  • 09/18 Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
  • 09/19 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
  • 09/21 Austin, TX - Moody Theater
  • 09/22 Austin, TX - Moody Theater
  • 09/25 Nashville, TN - Exit In
  • 09/30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
  • 10/01 New York, NY - Terminal 5
  • 10/07 Orlando, FL - The Social
  • 10/08 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
  • 10/10 San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
  • 10/12 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
  • 10/14 Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA
  • 10/16 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
  • 10/17 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

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