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Xiu Xiu "Plays the Music of Twin Peaks" DLP

In 2015, Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art in Queensland commissioned Xiu Xiu to reinterpret the music from Twin Peaks for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. Since then, the band has performed select concerts all over the globe culminating in a proper studio album of the compositions, released in August 2016.

2021: To mark the five-year anniversary of Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, Xiu Xiu’s Stewart and Angela Seo returned to The White Lodge (in this case, Xiu Xiu’s NURSE studios) to resurrect their previously unreleased cover of “A Real Indication,” written by David Lynch’s musical muse and Twin Peaks composer, Angelo Badalamenti.

Originally featured in the 1992 series prequel film, Fire Walk With Me, Xiu Xiu’s cover of “A Real Indication” features contributions from drummer David Kendrick (Gleaming Spires, Devo, Sparks) and arco double bassist Jherek Bischoff, original producer of Plays the Music of Twin Peaks.

"Until Angela and I read an interview with David Lynch wherein he described his doubt that Angelo Badalamenti would be able to do the vocals on "A Real Indication," but then was left laughing on the floor in delight at what an amazing job he did, we were confused by the song. We always loved it but thought it was a song from outside the Twin Peaks universe; a song by other artists that they used on the soundtrack. When we read this interview and realized how deeply it in fact was in the universe AND had Angelo Badalamenti singing, we regretted not including it on Plays the Music of Twin Peaks. When Polyvinyl approached us about an anniversary release, the opportunity to do it as a bonus track thankfully gave us a chance to redeem ourselves.

It is funny how lucky we were to have released Plays the Music of Twin Peaks when we did. The third season was announced while we were in Australia preparing for the first concert of the soundtrack we would ever play. It was fully back in the zeitgeist at the exact time we were working on it. The White Lodge had given us a little kiss. It was amazing to have been able to inhabit that monumentally inspiring world for a couple of years. As crazed and devoted fans, who could have asked for more? In the meantime we have watched Season 3 over and over and our love for this epic has only grown. It is irresistible although more than a little on the nose to say this of the reissue but, we are so excited that It Is Happening Again." –Jamie Stewart, Xiu Xiu

White and Clear vinyl from Polyvinyl Record Co.