Twin Peaks are elated to announce their new album, Lookout Low, due September 13th via Communion Records. Where their last LP, 2016’s Down In Heaven, and 2017’s Sweet ‘17 Singlescompilation were adventurous and compelling updates on their youthfully raucous formula, their fourth album, Lookout Lowfeels like a total revolution. Their most deliberate and seamless record yet, the album is a collaborative triumph, propelled forward by Twin Peak’s near-decade-long bond.
The band will also be headed out on a UK and European tour in October, with fellow Chicago band Dehd supporting most dates. All shows are on sale now at twinpeaksdudes.com/shows.
For Lookout Low, the five of them - guitarists Cadien Lake Jamesand Clay Frankel, bassist Jack Dolan, multi-instrumentalist Colin Croom, and drummer Connor Brodner- committed to work countless hours in their studio and practice space. Meeting daily, they demoed 27 songs and relentlessly rehearsed them, eventually whittling down to a select ten tracks. The album was recorded at Monnow Valleywith legendary producer Ethan Johns(Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Laura Marling, White Denim), who lauds Twin Peaks as “the best Rock and Roll band I’ve heard for a very long time.” Already a well-oiled live unit, the band’s mission was to capture the exhilarating vibe of their shows. Often, they thrived on the thrill of live recording, going with the magic of the original first take. This life-affirming burst of adrenaline seeps into every facet of the LP.
Each individual member of the band upped their songwriting for the LP. These tracks are their most impressive offering yet - confident, experimentative, and bursting with energy. Throughout, Croom wrote horn arrangements that at times evoke the soulfulness of Allen Toussaint and the burly Americana of the E Street Band. The auxiliary percussion from drummer Kyle Davisexpands the already breezy and expansive compositions. OHMME’s Macie Stewartand Sima Cunninghamcontribute their spectral harmonies on seven of the 10 tracks.
Lead single / video “Dance Through It,” a horn-infused, soul-inflected swing, champions the energy found across the album. The video was directed by Ariel Fisherand Léo Schrepelin Berlin. "Writing and arranging 'Dance Through It' felt like a dive into and embrace of experimenting with a new palette for us,” says James. “After having been directly involved in the creation and direction of all of our videos, it felt fitting to allow this song the breath of collaboration in having Ariel Fisher take the helm and run with it.”
“Working with Twin Peaks on this visual concept felt synergetic,” says Fisher. “We shared a mutual love for the film Fallen Angelsand wanted to tell a story where the camera angles and lenses gradually shift as the narrative progresses. We wanted the viewer to become the participant, as we step into the actress’s shoes and begin to see the world as she sees it.”