Twin Peaks

October 31, 2019

Twin Peaks share new song, “Our World”

Today Twin Peaks share a new standalone single, “Our World.” The track comes only a day after our boys kicked off their North American tour (tickets here) and follows the “intimate country-soul” (Chicago Tribune) of Lookout Low, their new album released earlier this year via Grand Jury (available in our shop). “Our World,” a song born of the same sessions as Lookout,  is uplifting and melodic, and rich with warm guitar. Cadien Lake James explains further:

“One day last year amidst some moment of (the constant) political turmoil or another, I read a tweet Connor posted encouraging all that despite the current state of affairs, ‘it’s still our world.’ I wrote the lyrics for ‘Our World’ directly after. Despite not fitting into the sequence of Lookout Low, it’s one of our favorites we recorded and we’re happy to share it now.”

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September 13, 2019

Twin Peaks release Lookout Low, “Oh Mama” music video

It’s been a pretty sentimental few weeks around these parts.

Just last month we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the first record we ever released at Grand Jury: Twin Peaks’ Wild Onion. And today we have the distinct honor of releasing the latest from the very first band we ever worked with. Lookout Low is a treasure — ten songs, tracked live in Wales earlier this year with the incomparable Ethan Johns, showcasing a band at their absolute peak. We’ve teased a few singles, but this is a record’s record, so block out some time and listen front to back right now. Or one better? Hit your local record store and snag a copy on vinyl — we’ve got them on electric blue in Chicago, orange swirl at the indies around the US, or a trusty black from anywhere else.

To celebrate the release, our boys also just dropped a new music video for “Oh Mama,” the most relentless and rambunctious tune on the new record. The video, which you can watch above, was directed by Alec Basse & Max Moore.

Last night was the first live show in support of the record. It kind of hurts that we weren’t there, but there’ll be plenty of opportunities for us (and everyone else) to catch Twin Peaks all over the globe this year and next.

Run it again.

Twin Peaks

August 20, 2019

Twin Peaks release second Lookout Low single, “Ferry Song”

Today we release the second single from Twin Peaks‘  forthcoming Lookout Low (coming 9/13!). It’s called “Ferry Song,” and it’s a huge leap forward for resident Peaks wunderkind Colin Croom. He wrote the track in Spring of 2018 in New Orleans, staying at Algiers Point and taking the ferry to the city each day. The official audio upload on YouTube is built from archival footage shot in New Orleans in the 60s. This one waltzes with guitar and ramshackle brass, and Colin finds a part of his vocal range he’s only hinted at before. But that’s enough from us. Just press play above. 

And a reminder: you can pre-order the album in our shop right now or snag tickets to the band’s upcoming tour over on the artist page.

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.

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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.

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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.