Twin Peaks Continue To Breathe New Life Into Psych Rock
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016

  • Posted by: Mike Montemarano



Twin Peaks have released their latest single off the album Down in Heaven, and it's clear that this band has gained some serious momentum and versatile ability to fuel the engine with a variety of vintage sounds that are reinvigorated with a snarling, yet wonderfully put-together wall of sound with shimmering guitars, bluesy keys, and strutting bass lines that pack the sort of dynamism that the best bands from the 60s had to offer.

"Butterfly" delves into a vibrant, psychedelic sound made full by a chiming rock organ that maintains a warm backdrop to the twangy, sloppy guitar and the sniveling, raspy vocals as the vocalist rambles erratically about bizarre, cryptic, and surreal imagery that evokes discomfort and gritty sensation.

Twin Peaks is unabashedly revivalist in their sound, though they own their style completely. There's a catharsis being channeled by their fusing of classic rock with some more experimental sound effects, and the vocalist's capacity as a front man comes into full focus with the versatility in personality he presents from one song to the next (just look at the sheer contrast between the only two songs off the new album released thus far).

The band's reliance on garage rock guitars combined with either piano or rock organ adds to the full-bodied and vibrant choruses of each song, and the way the group constantly alternates which instrument will play the lead melody showcases that each member has a huge focus and spatial awareness of playing as a group that requires a serious dedication to musicianship.

"Butterfly" and "Walk to the One You Love," both off the new upcoming album, have been making a noticeable amount of hits on the radars of music critics for good reason; the group is able to channel the truly hard-to-find spirit of what made the 60's and 70's such an important time for music in ways that so few musicians have been able to while maintaining a raw and authentic vibe.

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