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Formed in 2010 by four college dropouts from Chicago, Twin Peaks is an indie rock band that takes inspiration from the garage rock sound of the '60s and the garage punk sound of the 2010s. The amalgamation of these two sounds results in a wild, loose sound that's slightly rough around the edges.
Inspired heavily by '60s legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks, the band has crafted its own power-pop sound that takes equally from chord-chugging antics and fuzzy psychedelia.
Rock and indie lovers can enjoy an edgy live sound with Twin Peaks tour dates that include stops at London, Chicago and Brighton, among other cities.
Twin Peaks' origins
Named after an iconic show of the '90s, the band came about when four Chicago natives - Cadien James (vocals, guitar), Clay Frankel (guitar), Jack Dolan (bass) and Connor Brodner (drums) decided to quit school and take to the road. The four had been friends since elementary school. However, it was only after a duo made up of James and his brother Hal split up that the four got together.
In fact, Clay was already playing in a band called Crash Hero when asked to consider being the guitarist for the hip new band Twin Peaks. The band's first album, Sunken, got recorded in a basement. Thankfully, Autumn Tone Records picked it up and issued it in 2013.
Twin Peaks' breakthrough
The band started working on their second studio album at the start of 2014. Entitled Wild Onions, Grand Jury issued the album in August of the same year after the record label took notice of their energetic live set at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. While Twin Peaks had toured before that, it was the song "Making Breakfast" on Wild Onions that really put them on the map. Sung by Frankel, the song's music video fetched more than 300,000 views on YouTube and became the band's calling card.
Many fans and reviewers consider Twin Peaks' latest studio album - Down in Heaven - to be their most calm offering to date. According to Cadien James, "Sonic aesthetic-wise, our third album is inspired by the likes of The Kinks' Village Green Society, Beatles' White Album, and Rolling Stones' Beggar's Banquet."
According to a Pitchfork review, the band's latest work is a "low-key set of kitchen-table blues, slow-dance serenades, and unplugged power pop."
Twin Peaks live
Often called recklessly fresh in the alternate scene, the band has managed to keep its free, youthful spirit despite being joined by a fifth member - Colin Croom (keyboards) - on their third album. During their live set, fans can expect emotions to sway wildly - from upbeat, life-affirming songs to melancholic and even laid-back takes. Despite playing popular festivals such as Lollapalooza, Twin Peaks stays true to its roots - playing the DIY circuit in dingy basements in Chicago.
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