Twin Peaks – Wild Onion


Imagine what it might sound like if The Rolling Stones had remained relevant past 1972.

While Chicago’s Twin Peaks bear little resemblance to the Lynchian production they’re named for (seems they’d never even watched Twin Peaks when they chose the name), they do owe plenty to Jagger and crew’s more raucous outings. They’re also tuned into a modern stream of psychedelic folk and a barely-tangible splash of something from the ’80s—not the sort of pedigree you’d expect from a bunch of kids that are barely into their 20s (if that).

Wild Onion is relentlessly catchy (evidenced by “Making Breakfast,” below), built on simple, relatable themes (girl troubles), and probably the first 16-song album I’ve come across that isn’t in need of editing.

You can catch Twin Peaks twice at Canadian Music Week: May 7 at Lee’s Palace at 11:00 and May 8 at the Horseshoe at 11:00.

-Scott Bryson


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