Twin Shadow+Niki and the Dove


In terms of synthy, overdriven echo pop the latest album by new-wave revivalist Twin Shadow, Confess, splits the difference between Talk Talk and Top Gun. Luckily, frontman George Lewis Jr. seems to have the sort of big personality to be able to sell such earnest cheesiness, and in songs like lead single “Five Seconds,” he doesn’t even flinch in the face of a plinky synth-guitar duet.

Thu., Sept. 27, 7 p.m., 2012

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