Twin Peaks

July 17, 2019

Twin Peaks announce new album, debut “Dance Through It” music video, announce tour

We are elated to announce Twin Peaks’ new album, Lookout Low, due September 13th via Grand Jury. Where their last LP, 2016’s Down In Heaven, and 2017’s Sweet ‘17 Singles compilation were adventurous and compelling updates on their youthfully raucous formula, their fourth album, Lookout Low feels like a total revolution. Their most deliberate and seamless record yet, the album is a collaborative triumph, propelled forward by Twin Peak’s near-decade-long bond. 

For Lookout Low, the five of them – guitarists Cadien Lake James and Clay Frankel, bassist Jack Dolan, multi-instrumentalist Colin Croom, and drummer Connor Brodner – committed to work countless hours in their studio and practice space. Meeting daily, they demoed 27 songs and relentlessly rehearsed them, eventually whittling down to a select ten tracks. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley with legendary producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, U2, Kings of Leon), who lauds Twin Peaks as “the best Rock and Roll band I’ve heard for a very long time.” Already a well-oiled live unit, the band’s mission was to capture the exhilarating vibe of their shows. Often, they thrived on the thrill of live recording, going with the magic of the original first take. This life-affirming burst of adrenaline seeps into every facet of the LP. 

Each individual member of the band upped their songwriting for the LP. These tracks are their most impressive offering yet – confident, experimentative, and bursting with energy. Throughout, Croom wrote horn arrangements that at times evoke the soulfulness of Allen Toussaint and the burly Americana of the E Street Band. The auxiliary percussion from drummer Kyle Davis expands the already breezy and expansive compositions. OHMME’s Macie Stewart and Sima Cunningham contribute their spectral harmonies on seven of the 10 tracks.

Lead single / video “Dance Through It,” a horn-infused, soul-inflected swing, champions the energy found across the album. The video was directed by Ariel Fisher and Léo Schrepel in Berlin. “Writing and arranging ‘Dance Through It’ felt like a dive into and embrace of experimenting with a new palette for us,” says James. “After having been directly involved in the creation and direction of all of our videos, it felt fitting to allow this song the breath of collaboration in having Ariel Fisher take the helm and run with it.”

“Working with Twin Peaks on this visual concept felt synergetic,” says Fisher. “We shared a mutual love for the film Fallen Angels and wanted to tell a story where the camera angles and lenses gradually shift as the narrative progresses. We wanted the viewer to become the participant, as we step into the actress’s shoes and begin to see the world as she sees it.” 

In conjunction with today’s announcement, the band expands their North American tour. They will bring their live shows across the states, including to Chicago’s Riviera Theatre (the band’s biggest hometown headline show to date), Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom, and New York’s Webster Hall, in addition to dual shows at Nashville’s Basement East, Boston’s The Sinclair, and more. Tickets for newly-announced shows (full itinerary below) are on sale this Friday, July 19th at 10 AM local time, when they’ll be available over on the Twin Peaks artist page

Fans can pre-order Lookout Low starting today. The standard version is available over in the GJ shop. Two different exclusive color pressings are available for pre-order via indie record shops. When US fans pre-order at participating stores they’ll get a “Dance Through It” 7″, which features an unreleased song on the B-side, and will be able to return to the point of purchase to pick up Lookout Low on September 13th. The album is available on Orange Swirl LP, pictured above, or on a Chicago-area exclusive Electric Blue LP, pictured below. A full list of participating stores is available here.

The Chicago exclusive version will be available in the following Chicago-area indie retail locations:

Shuga, Reckless, 606 Records, Bric-A-Brac, Pinwheel, Groovin High, Hip Cat, Kiss The Sky, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Mile Long, Oak Park, Old School, Ragged Records & Music, Rattleback, Rediscover & Rolling Stone.

TWIN PEAKS TOUR DATES:
Sun. July 21 – Toronto, ON @ Echo Beach ~
Tue. July 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Thu. Sept. 12 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre *
Fri. Sept. 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom *
Sat. Sept. 14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *
Thu. Sept. 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom *
Fri. Sept. 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe *
Sat. Sept. 21 – East Moline, IL @ The Rust Belt *
Tue. Oct. 8 – Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden &
Wed. Oct. 9 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Musikclub &
Fri. Oct. 11 – Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown &
Sat. Oct. 12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Mon. Oct. 14 – Cologne, DE @ MTC &
Tue. Oct. 15 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire &
Wed. Oct. 16 – London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park &
Fri. Oct. 18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club &
Sat. Oct. 19 – Oxford, UK @ Ritual Union
Sun. Oct. 20 – Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival
Wed. Oct. 30 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall #
Thu. Oct. 31 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room #
Fri. Nov. 1 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room #
Sat. Nov. 2 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre #
Tue. Nov. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
Thu. Nov. 7 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos #
Fri. Nov. 8 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom #
Sat. Nov. 9 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue Nightclub #
Wed. Nov. 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall #
Fri. Nov. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom @
Sat. Nov. 16 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern #
Mon. Nov. 18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom #
Thu. Nov. 21 – Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Co. #
Fri. Nov. 22 – Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar #
Sat. Nov. 23 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
Fri. Nov. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Wed. Dec. 4 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom ^
Thu. Dec. 5 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (early) @
Thu. Dec. 5 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (late) !
Fri. Dec. 6 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall ^
Tue. Dec. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
Wed. Dec. 11 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat ^
Thu. Dec. 12 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
Fri. Dec. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse ^
Sat. Dec. 14 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^
Sun. Dec. 15 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East ^

~ = w/ PUP
* = w/ Slow Pulp and Dehd
& = w/ Dehd
# = w/ Post Animal & OHMME
^ = w/ Lala Lala & OHMME
! = w/ Lala Lala
@ = w/ OHMME

Twin Peaks

May 28, 2019

Twin Peaks announce tour dates, tease new music

This just in: Twin Peaks have announced a handful of dates across the globe for later this fall. We’ll have much more news to share soon, but in the meantime these calendar additions are going to have to tide you over. Tickets available later this week here.

Twin Peaks

January 9, 2019

Twin Peaks Commemorate One Year Sweet ’17 Anniversary With Colored Pressings

Hard to believe, but it’s almost been a full year since the release of Sweet ’17 Singles, the 12″ compilation of every pair of bangers Twin Peaks released throughout the back half of 2017. To celebrate, we went and pressed the thing on colored vinyl. There are two gorgeous options – one on opaque white via our friends in Chicago at Shuga Records, and one in transparent swimming pool blue which you can snag in our shop or direct from the Peaks boys themselves. Both versions are out February 8th!

Twin Peaks

February 9, 2018

Twin Peaks “Sweet ’17 Singles” out today

Today marks the release of Twin Peaks’ Sweet ‘17 Singles, the 12″ and digital compilation of all six 7″ singles included in last year’s subscription series. You can get this beauty over in our shop right now, or from your favorite digital shop here.

But you want to see the guys play these songs live, you say? Easy Tonight the band begins its very-sold-out tour with the freshly Grammy’d Portugal. The Man. But if you’d rather catch the guys in a slightly more “intimate” room? Look no further than the March & April headline dates alongside GJ-faves The Districts. Tickets here. Long story short: new record, new dates, new happiness.

Twin Peaks

December 7, 2017

Twin Peaks share , announce “Sweet ’17 Singles” 12″

Twin Peaks are back with the final two Sweet ‘17 Singles, the news that they’ll be releasing ALL 12 tunes from the series on a 12″ LP February 9th (pre-order here), and a grip of new tour dates going on sale Friday. We’re not worthy of such generosity, but we’ll take it.

Twin Peaks

November 1, 2017

Twin Peaks share “With You” / “Just Because” from “Sweet ’17 Singles”

They’re baaaaaack. The penultimate installment in the Sweet ‘17 Singles Series arrives today. This time we’ve got the Clay-led A-side of “With You” backed by “Just Because,” a disheveled, drum machine love lament from Cadien. The tunes also come with another big announcement: next year our Twin Peaks will be hitting the road to support the one and only Portugal The Man throughout February. Check the tour section for all the dates.

Twin Peaks

October 4, 2017

Twin Peaks share “Blue Coupe” / “On The Line” from “Sweet ’17 Singles”

Today Twin Peaks are back with another Sweet ‘17 Singles Series installment. This time the Jacky D-led “Blue Coupe” is on the A-side with the twinkly Cadien hummer “On The Line” backing it. Subscriptions are sold out, with the exception of a handful more than band will be surprise dropping, so keep your eyes trained on their Twitter or Insta for the next heads up from the band.

In other news, tickets are going fast for the two remaining nights of their three-night New Years stand at Thalia Hall in Chicago. Don’t snooze.

Twin Peaks

September 6, 2017

Twin Peaks share “Come For Me” / “Fat Chance” from “Sweet’ 17 Singles”

Another month, another single from our tireless Twin Peaks. This time the A-side is “Come For Me,” a sun-soaked summer kiss off led by Clay and the B-side is a stripped down Townes-esque pick from Cadien. Have we mentioned how much fun we’re having releasing these things? Because we’re having so much fun. Anyway, catch the band on the road with Spoon this month. Dates in the tour section, as usual. 

Twin Peaks

June 6, 2017

Twin Peaks announce “Sweet ’17 Singles Series”, share first single “Tossing Tears”

Today we’ve announced Sweet ‘17 Singles Series, a monthly Twin Peaks 7″ series running the rest of 2017 – yes, that means two new songs released every month from July to December!

The A-side of the first 7″, “Tossing Tears,” was released today. Listen in the playlist above, which will feature the new songs as they’re released. Or get the 7″s delivered right to your mailbox by subscribing over on twinpeaksdudes.com.

Twin Peaks

March 31, 2017

Twin Peaks live album “Urbs In Horto” out today

The best Twin Peaks is live Twin Peaks. Everyone knows this. And that’s why Urbs In Horto exists. In late 2016, the boys laid down two nights’ worth of performances to tape in their native Chicago. creating this slab of righteousness in the process. Out today digitally, available in your local record shop 5/5 (or from the band’s merch booth right now as they hit the road with Hinds), this thing plays like a greatest hits turned all the way up to 11. Don’t sleep. Listen on Spotify above or snap up that download on iTunes, then pre-order your gorgeous 2XLP immediately. You won’t regret it.