TWIN PEAKS – ” Down in Heaven “

Posted: May 13, 2021 in MUSIC

“Down in Heaven” is the third studio album by Twin Peaks, released May 2016 on Grand Jury Music in North America and Communion Music internationally. Twin Peaks recorded the bulk of the album in August 2015 with R. Andrew Humphrey co-producing.

Down in Heaven received generally positive reviews from music critics. The band has always walked a delicate line between thoughtful, psychedelic pop and rollicking power chords, and they’ve perfected this balancing act on Down in Heaven... With their third album, Twin Peaks have become not just one of the most exciting young bands in the Chicago music scene, but in the entire rock landscape.” Other critics noted the band’s move towards songs of a slower tempo. Pitchfork described the album as “a casual, charmingly low-key set of kitchen-table blues, slow-dance serenades, and unplugged power pop. Here, Twin Peaks aren’t so interested in being the life of party as documenting what happens outside of it: the awkward first kisses, the difficult break-up conversations, the sad walks home alone. 

It’s “satisfying to hear young rock bands with rich knowledge of the genre’s history, trying their damnedest to capture the energy of old records from a bygone era” and said, “The unhinged energy of [Wild Onion] has been toned down in favour of a more sedate approach, and although that immediate, primal energy is missed upon initial listens, the more relaxed approach fits rather well… This young band’s musical growth supersedes the album’s imperfections, and hopefully Down in Heaven will eventually be regarded as a transition to something more career-defining.

It has become increasingly difficult to choose which Twin Peaks album is my “favourite”, but this was the first album I ever heard from Twin Peaks. Now they’re among my favorite band’s especially after catching them live. That says something about the album,

Originally released May 13th, 2016

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