Experimental music group honors David Lynch with new album, performance on June 4 in San Francisco
Experimental group Xiu Xiu is set to cover music from David Lynch’s Twin Peaks with a June 4 concert at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. The group recently released an album, Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, featuring covers of music from the drama series, which ran for 30 episodes on ABC from 1990-1991, followed by the 1992 feature film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
Ahead of the event, Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart created a Lynch-themed playlist for The Talkhouse, featuring music from and inspired by the series. “The music of Twin Peaks is everything that we aspire to as musicians and is everything that we want to listen to as music fans,” Stewart told IndieWire. “It is romantic, it is terrifying, it is beautiful, it is unnervingly sexual.”
Though Lynch has not made a feature film since 2006’s Laura Dern-starring Inland Empire, he is currently at work on Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, which will star new cast members Dern, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in addition to returning actors Kyle MacLachlan, Peggy Lipton, and Harry Dean Stanton, among others. The limited series will premiere in 2017.
Tickets for Xiu Xiu’s June 4 Lynch tribute are available now on the Alamo Drafthouse’s website. Check out Xiu Xiu’s cover of “Falling,” otherwise known as the Twin Peaks theme song, in the video below.