Xiu Xiu announces ‘Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks’ for Record Store Day 2016

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Xiu Xiu has announced ‘Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks,’ a full length release featuring reworkings of the classic TV show songs. It will be released exclusively on Record Store Day (April 16) via Polyvinyl in North America and Bella Union in the UK & Europe. Xiu Xiu have shared the reimagining of “Falling,” the show’’s iconic theme, and you can take a listen t0 the track via Soundcloud below.


Last year, Australia’’s Gallery of Modern Art commissioned a special presentation of the music from Twin Peaks from Xiu Xiu for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. Following that debut, the band has performed the material during select concerts all over the globe, including the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA and London’’s Saint John-at-Hackney church. It is hard to imagine a group better fitted to enter the simultaneously playful and horrifying world of cherry pie, murder, and demonic possession that David Lynch and Mark Frost brought to life.

After the success of these shows and overwhelming support for the project, Xiu Xiu recorded their interpretation of the Twin Peaks soundtrack, resulting in ‘Xiu Xiu Plays The Music of Twin Peaks. The album was produced by Jherek Bischoff and mixed by Greg Saunier.

Track list:Xiu Xiu Plays Plays The Music of Twin Peaks cover

Laura Palmer’s Theme
Into The Night
Audrey’’s Dance
Packard’’s Vibration
Blue Frank Pink Room
Sycamore Tree
Harold’’s Theme
Dance Of The Dream Man
Love Theme Farewell
Josie’’s Past


Xiu Xiu will be touring Europe playing the music from the album, and will also be presenting a special show at The Kitchen in NYC on April 30th.

Tour dates:
04/03 – The Hague, NL @ Rewire Festival
04/04 – Duisburg, DE @ Grammatikoff
04/05 – Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten
04/06 – Istanbul, TK @ Salon IKSV
04/08 – Paris, FR @ Centre Pompidou
04/09 – Brugge, BE @ More Music!
04/10 – Offenbach, DE – Leder Palast
04/11 – Esslingen, DE – Komma
04/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Kamgnagel
04/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
04/14 – Malmo, SE @ Inkonst
04/15 – Berlin, DE @ Silent Green
04/30 – New York, NY @ The Kitchen