Oh man, I can’t tell you how excited I am by this news! Death Waltz Recording Company has officially announced that it will be releasing Angelo Badalamenti‘s amazing Twin Peaks score! Not only that, the soundtrack to the prequel film Fire Walk With Me will also be getting the remastered vinyl reissue treatment. The former will be pressed on cherry red vinyl (“Diane, if you ever get up this way, that cherry pie is worth a stop.”) while the former will be pressed on coffee-colored vinyl (“You know, this is, excuse me, a damn fine cup of coffee!”). The artwork for the releases has been approved by creator David Lynch but have not yet been released.
I’m a huge fan of Death Waltz and their work in the vinyl reissue industry. Their releases sound fantastic and the packaging is out of this world. I don’t care what it takes, I’m getting my hands on a copy of both releases! READ MORE
Director/actor/musician David Lynch has released a stream of “And Light Shines”, which comes from his super deluxe edition of The Big Dream. Limited to only 500 copies worldwide, it’s a really impressive collection that features three discs, a 7″ single, a 16-page color booklet, a poster, and a keyring, all packaged in a 7″ rigid box set. You can still snag a copy of this box set through Sunday Best. Head on down for the stream.
If you haven’t listened to Lynch’s music, the only way I can describe it is that it’s like hearing one of his movies. It’s poetic, beautiful, surreal, and requires multiple listens to impart a true impact. I personally love it. READ MORE
Weird. Uproxx is reporting that David Lynch is gearing up to shoot new footage for “Twin Peaks“. Technically, it seems as though this is true. But if you’re a fan of the show I wouldn’t get too excited just yet.
While there are theories abound that this somehow ties into Laura Palmer’s 1989 promise (in the timeline represented on the show, not when the show itself aired several years later) to agent Dale Cooper that she would see him again in 25 years (ie 2014), I’m betting that this has more to do with the rumored Blu-ray boxed set that might hit shelves this year. As in, it might be a promo for it.
While other sites have suggested this may be the case, I feel the need to go the extra mile and point out that the Casting Call that proves the existence of this shoot says TWIN PEAKS PROMO in all caps right at the top. My guess is that it’s some sort of tie-in. It almost certainly isn’t anything huge or in-canon – why would they be so transparent about it if that’s the case?
Still, any new life for “Twin Peaks” is good new for me. Here’s hoping that Blu set happens in the near future. READ MORE
While the diehard Twin Peaks fans never stop talking about how it’s the best show ever, David Lynch’s series is making a comeback of sorts, soaring out of its cult status and becoming a pop culture gem. Maybe it has something to do with the expected Blu-ray release and Lynch’s mutterings about how he’d consider returning to the world with Dale Cooper.
While I doubt we will see a new season or movie anytime soon, or ever, Ben Templesmith is all riled up. On his Tumblr, he posted a drawing of Bob. Maybe if we all get as stoked as him, someone will notice and just give us more coffee, logs, and cherry pie. READ MORE
Freelance artist Martin Woutisseth, who created the illustrated “Breaking Bad” video, is back, this time illustrating David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks”.
“The universe of ‘Twin Peaks’ is so rich that I always wanted to add more symbols, transitions, details,” he explains. “I based my character illustrations on pictures found on the Internet, and put them in a different backgrounds with different light. Kind of like the opening of ‘The Simpsons,’ I wanted to introduce the viewer to the town of ‘Twin Peaks’ and its residents by going from one place to another place with soft transitions, instead of the famous ‘Twin Peaks’ opening titles.
“From September until mid December, I worked on ‘Twin Peaks Illustrated’ even harder than “Tokyo/Japanese style”: 12 hours every day with no day off,” he adds. “For the closing titles, instead of using a typical black background like my previous animations, I used an old idea to make it something more original!
“Sometimes people comment on my illustrations that they’re just photos with an instant Photoshop filter applied to it. That’s not true. It takes hours to make them and portraits have between 100 to 250 layers! I wanted to show up how many layers I use in something more original and graphic design.”
Enjoy his masterful work below. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch is gearing up for the upcoming super deluxed edition release of The Big Dream, which comes out January 27th, 2014 (pre-order here). Below is a stream of “The Big Dream”, which was remixed by Ventian Snares. It’s eerily unsettling yet hauntingly beautiful, much like Lynch’s films. Definitely head on down to listen to this if you’re a fan of Lynch’s work in the slightest. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch is on path to release the super deluxe edition of his sophomore album The Big Dream, which will be released December 16th digitally and in a boxset on January 27th, 2014.
In anticipation of this upcoming release, two remixes from the album have been streamed online. The first is Hot Since 82‘s remix of “Wishin’ Well” and the second is Yttling Jazz‘s cover of “We Rolled Together”. Head down to give them a listen. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch has released a stream of “Are You Sure (Bastille Remix)”, which comes from the upcoming deluxe edition of The Big Dream (pre-order here). The track is soothing and calm, much like the original, which was released earlier this year in July. Head on down to give the track a listen!
The deluxe edition will be releasing January 27th, 2014 and features three discs, a 7″, a 16 page booklet, a poster, and a keyring, all contained within a 7″ box. It is limited to 500 copies worldwide, so make sure to order fast if you want it! READ MORE
Director/actor/musician David Lynch has released a new track entitled “Bad The John Boy”, which is technically a bonus track to this year’s The Big Dream. The track will be available on limited edition 12″ vinyl tomorrow, so pre-order now to make sure you have a copy!
Producer Dean Hurley states that the song, “…wasn’t really recorded with the LP in mind, but it was done around the end of last year when the bulk of the album was being made. It was earmarked for something else entirely, but that thing didn’t happen in a way that required the song… so up until now, it was ‘a song with no home.’”
The 12″ will feature the original track as well as a remix done by Venetian Snares. Hurley describes the remix as, “…music for the end crawl of a bootlegged sci-fi/horror film that you borrowed from your friend’s older brother and caused you to realize for the first time that you were actually scared in broad daylight.”
Head on below to listen to it. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch has made his new album The Big Dream available for full stream on Pitchfork. Simply click here and you can listen to the 12-track album in all of its surreal, bluesy jazz glory. The Big Dream is the follow up to 2011′s Crazy Clown Time.
The Big Dream comes out July 16th via Sacred Bones Records (Sunday Best). The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes. READ MORE
UPDATE: The video has been taken down. It has been replaced with a stream of “Star Dream Girl”, which comes from The Big Dream.
The good folks over at WelcomeToTwinPeaks.com have found a fascinating studio footage video where Lynch explains, from interviews over the years as well as his current project The Big Dream, his passion and interest in music. Lynch discusses the power of music and how it thrills him. It’s honestly a fantastic look into the mind of one of the most creative, unique, strange auteurs alive.
The Big Dream, which is the follow up to 2011′s Crazy Clown Time, comes out July 16th. It can be pre-ordered on iTunes. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch (Lost Highway, Blue Velvet) has streamed another new track from his upcoming album The Big Dream entitled “Star Dream Girl”. The track is a strange take on blues/surf rock that has that signature Lynch surreal flair about it. Get your groove on below.
The Big Dream is the follow up to 2011′s Crazy Clown Time (which you should totally check out if you haven’t). It will be released July 16th and is available for pre-order on iTunes. READ MORE
Surreal, jarring, and definitely not for those prone to seizures, the new Nine Inch Nails music video for “Came Back Haunted” has been released. Directed by David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Lost Highway), the song comes from the band’s upcoming album Hesitation Marks, which comes out September 2nd via Columbia Records. You can watch the video below.
Personally, while I think it’s an okay video, I was expecting something more from a collaboration between Reznor and Lynch. It just doesn’t feel like the full potential of both artists was utilized here. Instead, there’s a whole boatload of shaky cam and images with graphics and effects over top. Definitely disappointing. READ MORE
Rolling Stone has posted some pictures from the upcoming Nine Inch Nails music video for “Came Back Haunted”, which was directed by the famed David Lynch. The video will make its online debut tomorrow via Vevo. Below are the pictures, which were taken by Rob Sheridan (How To Destroy Angels).
In a 1997 interview with Rolling Stone, Reznor stated, “I’m a huge David Lynch fan – we used to hold up Nine Inch Nails shows just so we could watch the latest Twin Peaks. So we set up a weekend for him to come to my place in New Orleans. At first, it was like the most high-pressure situation ever. It was literally one minute, ‘Hi, I’m David Lynch,’ and he’s cooler than I even imagined he would be. Three minutes later, he’s saying: ‘Well, let’s go in the studio and get started.’”
Lynch and NIN frontman Trent Reznor have worked together before on Lost Highway, with Reznor producing the soundtrack and providing several original tracks.
“Came Back Haunted” comes from NIN’s upcoming album Hesitation Marks, which comes out September 3rd via Columbia Records. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch has released “Are You Sure”, a new track from his upcoming album The Big Dream, which comes out July 16th (pre-order on iTunes). The track is a dreamy, slow pop track that sounds like it is lifted directly from the director’s 80′s films or from Twin Peaks (don’t tell me you couldn’t hear Julee Cruise singing over this). You can give it a listen below.
The Big Dream is the follow up to 2011′s Crazy Clown Time. READ MORE
Trent Reznor, the Nine Inch Nails frontman, has tweeted a picture of himself with director/musician David Lynch. There is no explanation for the snapshot, aside from the description “tr;dl” (Trent Reznor; David Lynch). There could be a few reasons for this: 1) They’re just hanging out. The two of them have worked together before, so them being pals makes sense. 2) Lynch could be directing a music video for Reznor, perhaps for the new single “Came Back Haunted”. 3) Reznor will be contributing on Lynch’s upcoming album The Big Dream, either helping with some music (kind of unlikely as the album will be coming out next month) or by doing a remix.
Reznor has worked with Lynch before musically, producing and providing original music for the 1997 film Lost Highway. Reznor will be releasing a new Nine Inch Nails album Hesitation Marks on September 3rd via Columbia Records.
Meanwhile, Lynch’s album The Big Dream will be released July 15th. It is the follow up to 2011′s Crazy Clown Time.
The tweet and picture can be seen below. READ MORE
The website WelcomeToTwinPeaks has become a personal favorite site for me, bringing me fresh news and exciting Twin Peaks related stories to a TV series that has been off the air since 1991. And recently they turned me on to Bookhouse (like the Bookhouse Boys), a jazz trio that has just released an album entitled Ghostwood, a 12-track album that gives fresh takes on Angelo Badalamenti’s classic works. The album is available to purchase on Amazon, iTunes, and as a limited edition double vinyl.
Head on below to hear the album (if you have Spotify) or click here if you are Spotify-less. There’s also a video of the group performing “Into The Night” and “Laura Palmer’s Theme” down below. READ MORE
Director-turned-musician David Lynch has released an official video for “I’m Waiting Here”, which comes from his upcoming album The Big Dream (out July 16th). The video is minimalistic, simply being a camera rolling down a desolate road with mountains in the distance. With the dreamlike music playing and the blurring of distances traveled, it’s rather hypnotic. Give it a watch below.
You can pre-order The Big Dream here. READ MORE
Director/musician David Lynch has announced that he will be releasing The Big Dream, the follow up to 2011′s fantastic Crazy Clown Time, on July 16th. If you head on below you can stream a bonus song “I’m Waiting Here”, which features Lykke Li. 90-second teasers of all songs are available via iTunes, where you can also pre-order the album.
Lynch states, “Most of the songs start out as a type of blues jam and then we go sideways from there. What comes out is a hybrid, modernized form of low-down blues.” Lynch explains more about the album in an interview with Billboard. READ MORE
A few months ago Netflix’s Ted Sarandos spoke with Stuff.tv about their slate and when the topic of “Twin Peaks” came up as a possibility he said, “absolutely!.” Now, that’s more of a statement of general interest – it’s certainly not an announcement of any kind and it’s doubtful that anything was really in the works at that time.
But the interest is there, at least with Ray Wise and – as he tells it – David Lynch himself. According to WelcomeToTwinPeaks.com Lynch told Wise the following, “Well, Ray, you know, the town is still there. And I suppose it’s possible that we could revisit it. Of course, you’re already dead (…) but we could maybe work around that.”
Wise has been sharing similar anecdotes recently and, while I doubt anything official is in play, it’s conceivable that (with the right offer) a good deal of the players would be willing to come back. Your move, Netflix.
Would you want to see a third season? If so, who would you prefer play Donna – Moira Kelly or Lara Flynn Boyle? READ MORE
My pal Adam Barnick (who directed this fantastic video) alerted me that there is something called The Twin Peaks Archive. It is a massive collection of all the unused (at least in their full length) music from the TV series as well as the prequel film. Composed by Angelo Badalamenti (who scored The City Of Lost Children, one of my favorite films), the 212 track collection has not been released on physical but is available to purchase on-line as individual tracks (around $.99 or less each) or as a full bundle. While the $77 price tag of the bundle might make you balk a bit, remember that it averages out to about $.36 per track, which I think is a steal. Also, the files come either in 320kbps nitrate or Apple lossless, so you’re getting some fantastic sounding tracks. The bundle can be ordered here while the individual tracks can be cherry picked here and clicking on ‘Explore’. READ MORE
One of the biggest reasons I love David Lynch’s fantastic TV series Twin Peaks is the amazing score by Angelo Badalamenti. Seductive, creepy jazz? I’ll take all I can get and more, please and thank you. Then there are the ethereal vocals of Julee Cruise, which gave the music an almost angelic, heavenly feel.
Alright, enough about my boner for Twin Peaks (trust me, it’s massive). Below is a video of Bugsy Monroe, a pole dancer from London who did a highly edited and stylized routine to “Falling” (hence my little blurb about Badalamenti and Cruise). It’s totally SFW, so no worries about watching it on the job. Unless your boss is a hard ass, in which case you can send him to me. I won’t really do anything, but at least he’ll be out of the office long enough for you to watch the video. READ MORE
Director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Eraserhead) has taken to Twitter to let his followers know of a new song that he is rather taken with: Escondido‘s “Black Roses”. The song comes from the band’s debut album The Ghosts Of Escondido and the video was directed by Erik Anders Lang. It’s a soft, mellow, pleasant track that features soft, gentle female vocals (something that Lynch seems to enjoy thoroughly). Give the song a listen below and leave your thoughts in the comments. READ MORE
We’re now entering the crème de la crème of our Top 10 Nine Inch Nails Music Videos. From here on out, these videos are the very best that the band has to offer, the ones that stand out head and shoulders above the rest. Head on below to see our pick for #3.
How To Destroy Angels will be releasing their debut full length album Welcome To Oblivion this Tuesday via Columbia Records. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes. READ MORE