When you hear the name Twin Peaks, your mind likely jumps to David Lynch & Mark Frost’s influential serial crime drama. And who can blame you? It’s a cult classic. But when you hear Twin Peaks the band’s music, a funny thing happens — you feel a similar taste of timelessness and intrigue as you do with the generational program that bore it’s name. Through poppy garage rock tracks like “Making Breakfast” and its edgier counterpart, “Flavor”, this Chicago-based rock outfit is on the path to jumping into the hearts, minds, and Spotify playlists of every Strokes and Replacements fan on the planet.

The dudes of Twin Peaks got their start in 2009, while the band was still in high school. They have since developed a loyal fanbase whilst playing numerous shows at local venues, basements, house parties, and friends’ attics. Flash forward to present day and Twin Peaks has created two albums (2013’s Sunken and 2014’s Wild Onion) and performed at some of the biggest music festivals in the country, including Riot Fest, SXSW, and Lolapalooza.

Just recently, Twin Peaks joined Steep Leans in support of the Wavves fall tour. LIKEYOUSAID had a chances to catch up with Twin Peaks founding member Cadien Lake James (or as he prefers to be called, “Big Tuna”) shortly after the band’s energetic set at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, Massachusetts.

James shared that New England has been like a second home for the band. Twin Peaks has spent a large part of 2015 working on their third album just outside of Boston. “We had this sweet Berkshire studio right by a lake and it was so beautiful”, James shares, his arm outstretched across Steep Leans guitarist, Cory Jackson. We’ve had the chance to take our time recording this album and that’s not necessarily something we’ve done with the first two. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. I know you’re going to love it, he tells us, pointing in our direction with the jocular expression of Uncle Sam.



Down In Heaven will be released through Grand Jury on May 13th of this year. To promote the new album, Twin Peaks will embark on a headlining tour, which will start in Madison and travel across North America in May, June, and parts of July. An inside source close to the band has confirmed that more likely than not, we’re all going to love the new album.


Check out the Twin Peaks ‘Down In Heaven’ tour dates below:

05-13 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall &
05-16 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern &*
05-17 Montreal, Quebec – La Vitrola &*
05-18 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *^
05-19 Washington, DC – Rock ‘N Roll Hotel *^
05-20 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle *^
05-21 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street Nightclub *^
05-24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *^
05-25 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *^
05-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe w/ Ne-Hi
06-02 Nelsonville, OH – Nelsonville Music Festival
06-03 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center %+
06-04 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion %+
06-05 Columbus, OH – Express Live! %+
06-06 Indianapolis, IN – Joyful Noise Recording ^
06-07 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird ^
06-09 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival
06-10 Minneapolis, MN – US Bank Theater %+
06-11 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center %+
06-14 Calgary, Alberta – Big Four Building %+
06-15 Edmonton, Alberta – Shaw Conference Center %+
06-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – PNE Amphitheater %+
06-18 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield Amphitheater %+
06-19 Seattle, WA – WaMu Theatre %+
06-21 San Francisco, CA – The Independent ^$
06-24 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex ^$
06-25 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint %+
06-26 Glendale, AZ – Gila River %+
06-27 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad ^
06-28 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge ^
06-29 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room ^
07-15-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-23-24 Detroit, MI – Mo Pop Festival


! with Thee MVPs
@ with Mitski
#. with Hinds
& with White Reaper
* with Jimmy Whispers
^ with Ne-Hi
% with Cage the Elephant
+ with Portugal. The Man
$ with Golden Daze


For news, tunes, and updates on the Twin Peaks dudes, go ahead and visit the Twin Peaks website.


Related: Steep Leans Talks New Album, Wavves Tour, and Neil Young Influence


Article by Lia Gurin and Kayla Dupras.  Photo by Justin Yee.


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