Record Store Day 2016 saw Bella Union release the limited edition vinyl version of ‘Xiu Xiu: Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks’ to the delight of many Xiu Xiu and Lynch fans alike. With the first run having sold out, we are pleased to announce that there will be a second press of the record and also for the first time, a CD version.
Xiu Xiu have also shared the stunning visuals for single ‘Into The Night’, originally performed by Julee Cruise in the 6th episode of the 1st series of Twin Peaks.
Xiu Xiu: Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks will be available on 7th October 2016
Originally commissioned as a special presentation for the David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition at Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art, Xiu Xiu have continued to perform the project all over the globe, inclding 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. Future live dates/info below…
Saturday 01 October – PHILADELPHIA, USA – PhilaMOCA
Saturday 8 October – LOS ANGELES, USA – Festival Of Disruption
Critical acclaim for Xiu Xiu: Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks:
“Not only do they capture the haunted spirit of the show, they also provide Xiu Xiu fans with one of their strongest releases… Bold and ominous, propulsive and mysterious.” Pitchfork
“A respect for the original material is clear throughout, and the emotional power of Badalamenti’s tunes is identified and played up wonderfully… If I were David Lynch, putting the finishing touches on the forthcoming Twin Peaks season, I’d be tempted to reach for the phone and get onto Xiu Xiu for some soundtracking duties.” The Quietus
“This is a terrific and ambitious mining of a rich creative world that returns with gold.” Under The Radar
“Stewart’s devotion is fierce, and is mirrored throughout this collection of reinterpretations of the original tracks… A noisy, intense counterpart to the original that never strays far from those dreamy double summits.” Crack