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Twin Peaks Announce New Record, Wild Onion, Out August 5 On Grand Jury

May 12, 2014


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Don’t bother asking Twin Peaks about the deeper meaning of their band name. They simply thought it sounded cool, which explains why their second album Wild Onion (out August 5th on Grand Jury) isn’t as spooky or surreal as David Lynch’s short-lived TV show. It’s more like a modern day Nuggets, with Ty Segall, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees curating instead of Lenny Kaye. Not literally, of course. But the spirit of those garage demigods is alive and well alongside subtle nods to everything from the Pixies and Tame Impala to the godfathers of guitar-guided pop music, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

If combining the influence of so many classic artists seems like a lofty goal for a group of 20 year olds, just remember that Twin Peaks’ core quartet—frontman Cadien Lake James, guitarist Clay Frankel, bassist Jack Dolan and drummer Connor Brodner—has roots that reach back to elementary school. After cutting his teeth during his high school freshman year in a duo with his older brother Hal, James reconnected with his old chums and formed what would become Twin Peaks, and the chemistry was immediately undeniable.

Having quickly cut their debut LP, 2013’s Sunken, in Cadien’s basement so they could sell it on tour, the band was excited to spend more time developing Wild Onion, a record that reveals a level of maturity beyond all the amp-singeing solos, ragtag rhythms and dizzying voices of three distinct singer-songwriters. Unlike acts who let their egos get in the way, Cadien, Clay and Jack share the spotlight and play to one another’s strengths as Connor keeps things moving with a steady beat. Hear the first taste of Wild Onion at Stereogum, who premiered the lead single, “Flavor,” earlier today.

Watch a Teaser for Wild Onion here:
Download hi-res photos and album art here:
Pre-order Wild Onion at iTunes and Amazon.

1. I Found a New Way
2. Strawberry Smoothie
3. Mirror of Time
4. Sloop Jay D
5. Making Breakfast
6. Strange World
7. Fade Away
8. Sweet Thing
9. Stranger World
10. Telephone
11. Flavor
12. Ordinary People
13. Good Lovin’
14. Hold On
15. No Way Out
16. Mind Frame

Also, Twin Peaks’ tour with Eagulls begins tomorrow in New York City. The band will then play PITCHFORK Festival this summer before heading out on the first leg of the release tour for Wild Onion in August. Tickets go on sale for those shows this Friday; more information and all ticket links here.

Tues May 13: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge % – SOLD OUT
Wed May 14: Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel %
Thurs May 15: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %
Fri May 16: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl %
Sat May 17: Birmingham, AL @ Bottle Tree %
Mon May 19: Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge %
Tues May 20: St Louis, MO @ Firebird %
Wed May 21: Norman, OK @ Opolis %
Thurs May 22: Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s %
Fri May 23: Dallas, TX @ Three Links %
Sat May 24: Austin, TX @ Red 7 %
Tues May 27: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom %
Wed May 28: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar %
Fri May 30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite %
Sat May 31: San Francisco, CA @ The Bottom of the Hill %
Mon June 2: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir %
Tues June 3: Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club %
Sat July 5: Columbus, OH @ 4th & 4th Festival at Seventh Son Brewery
Sat July 19: Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat Aug 9: Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern – On Sale
Tues Aug 12: Allston, MA @ Great Scott – On Sale
Wed Aug 13: New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge – On Sale
Thurs Aug 14: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right – On Sale

% supporting Eagulls

“…Twin Peaks have perfected the kind of songwriting that puts you in a practiced, happy headlock.”
— Pitchfork

“The Chicago teenagers who make up the band Twin Peaks make a confident old-school indie rock chug that should be beyond their years.”
— Stereogum

“Although steeped in the amp-shattering sensibilities of a garage band, the triumphant Sunken listens like a sunny pop record. It’s lovably fuzzy, worn with the character of beloved jukebox hits.”
— Consequence of Sound

“…a quartet of young Chicago dudes with great taste in band names whose combination of psychedelic jangle and slacker punk grease makes a persuasive argument for the continued relevance of guitar rock.”
— Esquire

“Their hypermelodic, sometimes psychedelic strain of pop’n’roll is a wild-eyed cousin to the wave of Julee Cruise-indebted bedroom bands their name suggests.”

“While all the tracks are marked by heavy reverb and a lo-fi sound, each one feels distinct, thanks to the band’s knack for melody and its instinct for switching up pace, tone, and guitar attack.”
— Under The Radar

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