A ‘Twin Peaks’ Playlist: Listen to New Music from the Showtime Series


The music in Twin Peaks is as essential to the series’ dreamscape atmosphere and creepy sweet mood as black coffee and cherry pie. Parts 2, 3, and 4 of Twin Peaks have ended with a musical performance at the roadhouse Bang Bang Bar. Old fans expected to see Lynch collaborate and songstress Julee Cruise there, but were surprised with a few new faces on the Bang Bang stage. We feature those new tracks after the jump, along with a few other songs that relate to the new Showtime series that are sure to get you in the mood for tonight’s new episode. Pre-order the new Twin Peaks soundtrack, available here and here.

Angelo Badalamenti’s Twin Peaks theme

The classics are classics for a reason. Badalamenti returns as the show’s composer in the new Showtime series.

Chromatics, “Shadow”

The Chromatics’ track evokes original Twin Peaks songbird Julee Cruise’s ethereal sound. Singer Ruth Radelet is also on the official Twin Peaks cast list.

The Cactus Blossoms, “Mississippi”

This is about as Ricky Nelson meets Everly Brothers as it gets, so it’s easy to see why ’50s-loving Lynch might have an affection for the Cactus Blossoms, led by twangy brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey.

Au Revoir Simone, “Lark”

This trio from Brooklyn met Lynch at a bookstore. “We were invited to an event at Barnes & Noble book store in Union Square [New York],” Erika Forster told the Telegraph. “We combined our music with David Lynch reading from his book on transcendental meditation and the creative process, Catching the Big Fish.” From Lynch: “I heard Au Revoir Simone years ago and their music really makes me dream. It opens up a world that wasn’t opened up before.”

Johnny Jewel, “Television Snow”

Website Welcome to Twin Peaks has more on this new track from Glass Candy and Chromatics member Johnny Jewel:

In a tweet on Sunday night, Johnny Jewel’s manager hinted that the 83-second collaboration with Symmetry, called “Television Snow” will be part of the new soundtrack. And so will a number of other songs on Johnny Jewel’s “Windswept” album to be released May 10th. Take a look at the tracklist below and you’ll notice some of the titles clearly relate to Twin Peaks.

The website explores Jewel’s other music over here.

Johnny Jewel also created a Spotify playlist called Twin Peaks: It Is Happening Again, featuring music that appears in David Lynch’s TV series, films, along with a few new tracks.

And if you prefer a homegrown playlist, try this Welcome to Twin Peaks’ mix, featuring a sampling of the artists and musicians featured in the new show. From the website:

Instead of writing and speculating about the numerous musicians on the mammoth Twin Peaks 2017 cast list, I decided to present them through a mixtape featuring their most David Lynch-conjuring work. Opener “Powder Blue” by The Cactus Blossoms, for instance, effortlessly evokes Blue Velvet’s title sequence. You’ll detect hints of Angelo Badalamenti in Trent Reznor’s cinematic instrumentals, or even direct Twin Peaks quotes in Sky Ferreira’s “Night Time, My Time.” Admittedly, “Nothing As It Seems” by Pearl Jam was selected because of its title, yet it emerges out of Chromatics’ Last Wish as if it was hiding in there like… BOB?

The Cactus Blossoms (Jack Torrey & Page Burkum) – Powder Blue Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – It Catches Up With You Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time Chrysta Bell – Real Love Richard Chamberlain – All I Have To Do Is Dream Robert Jones (Caleb Landry Jones) – But She Don’t Really Mind The Veils (Finn Andrews) – Candy Apple Red Trent Reznor – Videodrones & Questions Chromatics (Ruth Radalet) – Last Wish Pearl Jam (Eddie Vedder) – Nothing As It Seems Au Revoir Simone (Annie Hart, Erika Forster & Heather D’Angelo) – Let The Night Win (C U P remix) How To Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor & Mariqueen Maandig) – Hallowed Ground Jennifer Jason Leigh – Almost Blue Chromatics – Disintegration Solardrive (Balthazar Getty) – Where We Go From Here Chrysta Bell – Swing With Me Sharon Van Etten – You Know Me Well Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – What Have We Done To Each Other? Au Revoir Simone – Boiling Point Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor & Robin Finck) – 8 Ghosts I Nine Inch Nails – 5 Ghosts I Rebekah Del Rio – No Stars Julee Cruise – I Float Alone Monica Bellucci – I Can’t Help Falling In Love Eddie Vedder – Dream A Little Dream