Pop stars hailing from the Dominican Republic are few and far between. If they are as good as Twin Shadow though, maybe we should head out there for a look.

Twin Shadow is George Lewis. He came to America at an early age and had a stint in the circus. You often hear of pop stars with eccentric pasts, but Twin Shadow really does seem unique.

He sings like Morrissey over a backing track of pure ’80s pop (not The Smiths). He is signed to Terrible Records, run in part y Chris Taylor, bassist of Grizzly Bear and a producer of exemplery quality. He has done the three Grizzly Bear albums, as well as this year’s band-to-watch, The Morning Benders.

Twin Shadow is certainly in good company. Read more about Twin Shadow here.

He releases his debut album Forget in September. You can have a listen to some of his tracks below, and watch the video for ‘Slow’. It starts like a very bad porno but don’t let that put you off.

Twin Shadow ‘Slow’ (NSFW) from Twin Shadow on Vimeo.