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.
As a Valentine’s Day gift, electronic rocker Blue Stahli has covered and released a cover of David Lynch‘s “Ghost Of Love” and is making it available as a free download! You can listen to Stahli’s cover, as well as Lynch’s original, below. Then, when you’re done checking it out, you can download the song here
“Ghost Of Love” originally appeared in Lynch’s 2006 film Inland Empire, which starred Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, and Grace Zabriskie. READ MORE
One of my favorite TV shows of all time, Twin Peaks is a timeless classic that, for me, never gets old and never hits a point of “Age hasn’t treated this kindly”. The show’s supernatural, surreal twist on your standard murder mystery has been an inspiration to countless TV shows since it ended (prematurely, I might add) in 1991.
One of the biggest draws for me towards this show is the beautiful, eerie soundtrack of Angelo Badalamenti, who happens to be one of my favorite composers. He created an ethereal soundtrack that fully complimented the series, the characters, the location, and the mystery itself.
Over the weekend, Alan Moore (“Watchmen”, “V For Vendetta, “From Hell”) and Mitch Jenkins‘ new film, Jimmy’s End, was released online, for free. The film is part of a larger series that the duo are working on, titled The Show, involving the same characters and setting.
Jimmy’s End offers up a fanciful, disturbing, and oddly alluring 1950s neo-noir world. Not surprisingly, it strongly evokes a similar feeling to David Lynch’s more contemporary work with its unsettling dream-like quality and uncomfortable sexual tension. Below, you can check out Jimmy’s End in its entirety, along with the prequel Act of Faith. Go full screen and turn up those speakers to increase the bizarre. READ MORE
It’s nearly Halloween. Outside, the wind is howling. The trees are bare, the branches looking like skeleton limbs crudely stuck together. Leaves cover the ground, causing each step to elicit a satisfying crunch. The sky is steel grey, threatening rain, thunder, and lightning. In a simpler way of putting it, it’s the best time of the year.
For me, one of the best ways to celebrate this time of year is by putting on some of the creepiest, eeriest, scariest music that I can get my hands on. There is something deliciously fun about scaring myself with shrieking violins, out-of-tune pianos, otherworldly choirs, and bizarre ambient tones.
And since this time of year is something special to a great many people, I wanted to share some of my favorite horror soundtracks, the ones that make me want to curl up under a blanket and play one horror movie after another, until the saving grace of the sunrise saves me. Join me below for 9 Great Horror Soundtracks! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with guitarist James ‘Munky’ Shaffer (Korn) about his side project Fear And The Nervous System. We discuss how the band came together, how director David Lynch influenced the music, what made this music different from Korn, and much more. We also got word of when Korn is entering the studio to record their next album! Check it all out below! READ MORE
Singer Chrysta Bell has released a video for “Bird Of Flames”, a song that features director/musician David Lynch. The video, directed by Chel White, is a haunting, surreal vision in which a writhing, undulating dancer moves around a ball of lace from which, later in the video, Bell is born. The song comes from her album This Train (iTunes). You can watch the beautiful video below.
Bell explains, “Adding my vocals and making it a duet was incredibly meaningful to me and gave the song a new dimension. We knew we wanted a video, but finding a way to visually capture the uplifting yet darkly penetrating energy of the song was going to be a challenge. Chel White’s sublime talent for unusual, compelling and thought-provoking imagery was beautifully matched for the music. He did a magnificent job.” READ MORE
Yesterday brought you the free summer sampler from Century Media Records. Chock full of heavy tunes meant to tide you through the summer months, it’s a great way to listen to a bunch of new artists without having to shell out your hard earned dollars.
But what if you want something that isn’t as intense or heavy? What if you want to ease back and just mellow out a bit? Well, Stripmall Architecture is here for you! Featuring Rebecca Coseboom, the singer of DarkDriveClinic (review), this six-track EP is full of dark pop-synth tracks, including a cover of “Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart”, which comes from Twin Peaks and was written by David Lynch and Angelo Badalamenti.
The EP can be downloaded here at a “Set Your Own Price” cost. If you think it’s worth some money, by all means throw them a bone! Otherwise, make sure to spread the word so that they at least get the exposure.
There’re two new videos today that I want to bring to your attention. The first is the official video for David Lynch‘s Crazy Clown Time, which comes off his album of the same name (review). The video is definitely NSFW as it features a woman with her breasts bared for a good majority of the video. That being said, it’s undeniably a Lynch video. With strange characters, bright colors and odd imagery, the music and visuals fit perfectly.
Bilateral, the third studio album from Leprous, is easily one of my favorite releases this year (review here). The mix of prog with metal combined with a vintage feel but a modern sound all came together to create an album that I just cannot stop listening to. So I was beyond excited when I got the opportunity to chat with vocalist/keyboardist Einar Solberg. We discussed the album, the sounds and tones used, the artwork, and Einar’s thoughts on horror. Check it all out after the jump!
Late last year, I wrote an article about legendary director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Eraserhead, Twin Peaks) wanting to compose and release a music album. Originally, the album was supposed to be released in June, but due to situations arising, the release date was pushed. Well, full details for the album, entitled Crazy Clown Time, have emerged and it’s sounding very impressive!
Famed director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Dr., Elephant Man, Twin Peaks) will be directing Duran Duran in an upcoming live stream concert on March 23rd. The concert is the kickoff to the second year of the American Express Unstaged series. In addition to the amazing visual live show that is being planned, fans can submit photos and art which will be showcased on surreal displays throughout the night. The live stream will begin at 10pm EST/7pm PST from the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles, California. To watch it, keep your eyes peeled on Duran Duran’s official YouTube channel.
This concert comes a day after Duran Duran releases their 13th studio album, All You Need Is Now and two years after their last tour. What do you guys think? I’m kinda terrified to watch Hungry Like The Wolf as seen through the eyes of David Lynch. READ MORE
David Lynch, the man who has directed such amazing films as Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, The Elephant Man, Eraserhead and one of the greatest TV shows ever, Twin Peaks, is releasing Good Day Today/I Know today exclusively on iTunes. You can hear samples HERE.
The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.
Dumbland is a crude, stupid, violent and absurd animated series created entirely by master of the macabre David Lynch. If it is funny, it is funny because we see the absurdity of it all.
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
After finding a severed human ear in a field, a young man soon discovers a sinister underworld lying just beneath his idyllic suburban home town.
Is it a nightmare or an actual view of a post-apocalyptic world? Set in an industrial town in which giant machines are constantly working, spewing smoke, and making noise that is inescapable, Henry Spencer lives in a building that, like all the others, appears to be abandoned. The lights flicker on and off, he has bowls of water in his dresser drawers, and for his only diversion he watches and listens to the Lady in the Radiator sing about finding happiness in heaven. Henry has a girlfriend, Mary X, who has frequent spastic fits. Mary gives birth to Henry’s child, a frightening looking mutant, which leads to the injection of all sorts of sexual imagery into the depressive and chaotic mix.