Chicago’s Twin Peaks do garage rock right – loud, fuzzy, and catchy as hell. After self-recording and releasing their debut album, Sunken, at age 19, the group split for college. With one semester behind them, the guys decided to drop out and jump back into music.
After a performance at SXSW and nods from publications like Esquire and NME, Aquarium Drunkard’s Autumn Tone Records took the opportunity to re-release the group’s debut. Packed with distortion and youthful angst, Sunken is the type of first release that all young rock and roll bands should strive for.
For all the proof that you’ll need, take a listen to the Sunken track, “Fast Eddie” with the track’s official music video, below.
Reissued on July 9th, Sunken was fortunate enough to receive the vinyl treatment. You can pick up a copy of the LP through Autumn Tone‘s webstore for just $17.99. And if vinyl isn’t your thing, you can always download a digital copy for $7.99.
The 18+ release show kicks off at 9:00 PM this Wednesday, 7/24, at Schuba’s Tavern – 3159 N Southport. Twin Peaks will be supported by fellow Chicagoans, Sister Crystals and Today’s Hits. Tickets are just $10, and can be picked up at the door or online in advance.
1. Baby Blue
2. Natural Villain
3. Fast Eddie
4. Out of Commission
5. Stand in the Sand
8. Ocean Blue
Wednesday’s release show will also kick off Twin Peaks’ latest tour which includes supporting slots for the likes of Foxygen, Palma Violets, and Bleeding Rainbow. There are a few Midwest shows in the mix including stops in Milwaukee and Minneapolis before the group heads out to California and Texas.
Check out all of the dates, including a stop in Chicago for Riot Fest, below.
7/24: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern (Sunken Release Show)
7/28: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
7/29: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
8/1: Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
8/2: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
8/6: Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
8/7: Fullerton, CA @ Burger Records
9/13-15: Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest & Carnival 2013
9/18: Dallas, TX @ Three Links
9/19: Austin, TX @ Mohawk
9/20: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
9/21: Baton Rouge @ Mud & Water