ASFTD #272: Twin Peaks – Walk To The One You Love

Who are they?

Twin Peaks are a scuzzy, five-piece from Chicago. They are made up of Cadien Lake James, Clay Frankel, Connor Brodner, Jack Dolan, and most recent addition Colin Croom; most of them having been friends since elementary school. 

What does the track sound like?

The initial guitar instantly reminds me of T-Rex’s ‘Bang A Gong’. But the comparison ends there.

‘Walk To The One You Love’ is a strong comeback for Twin Peaks. The track sounds like The Vines, while they were still good, especially the shouted harmonies. If this track reflects the rest of the record then you can easily see them placing highly in a number of end-of-year lists come December.

When is the next release?

This track comes with the news that Twin Peaks will be releasing their third record, Down In Heaven, on the 13th May through Communion Records.

Where can you see them live?

Shortly before the release of the new record, you’ll be able to catch the group in the UK. They play the following:

Fri. Apr. 15 – Sheffield @ Picture House Social Club
Sat. Apr. 16 – Glasgow @ Stereo
Sun. Apr. 17 – Manchester @ Deaf Institute
Tue. Apr. 19 – London @ Camden Barfly, Radio X

Why should you listen to it? (the PR bit)

Twin Peaks set up camp in the summer of 2015 amidst the solitude of a murky lake in Western Massachusetts, where they could experiment and record on their own terms in the warm living room of a good friend’s house. Recording on reel-to-reel with the band learning studio tricks on the fly, Twin Peaks set out to a make an LP that reflects how far they’ve come and how much of life is left, trusting themselves to make a record they’d want to hear.

Co-produced by the band and longtime collaborator R. Andrew Humphrey, and mixed by new confidant John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth), the record is raw, polished and wise beyond its years. It is a marked and mature development for a band that doesn’t know how to play it safe.

Down in Heaven will bring old fans and new Twin Peaks most complex record to date, encompassing elements only teased on their previous efforts. Frankel says, “I don’t know yet what kind of band we are, since we keep changing with every year.”

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