Twin Peaks getting two new soundtracks this fall

Twin Peaks getting two new soundtracks this fall
"Now, you lookee here!!"

Think of all those Twin Peaks fans last night, expecting campy scenes and cute banter between familiar faces, hoping for meme-able quotes about coffee, cherry pie, and owls. Instead, for the relaunch of Twin Peaks, we were treated to new characters, new locations, horrifying mutilation, and a whole lot of The Red Room. It was incredibly dark. It was unnervingly quiet. It was the Lynch known to anyone who has followed his trajectory since Twin Peaks originally aired in the 1990s, the Lynch whose four key episodes from a 22-episode season two were captivating enough to make fans overlook the otherwise flailing, misguided series.

Despite its bold use of silence, Twin Peaks: The Return is already centering its televisual landscape around its music. To that end, two soundtracks will be released, Twin Peaks (Music From the Limited Event Series) and Twin Peaks (Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack). The former will feature Angelo Badalamenti’s score, while the latter will collect already-used songs by Chromatics, Au Revoir Simone, and The Cactus Blossoms, as well as perhaps tracks from other previously announced musicians, such as Julee Cruise, Eddie Vedder, Sky Ferreira, Sharon Van Etten, and more.

Both soundtracks are out September 8 via Rhino. Listen to Chromatics’ “Shadow” below (which ended part 2 in the new series), and revisit our Twin Peaks Week series.

Now excuse me while I taste this Indica-baked banana bread with infused spreadable jam, which is ideal for creative sojourns of a solitary nature. Wheels up!

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