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Twin Peaks
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Garage rock
  • indie
  • power pop
Years active2009 (2009)–present
  • Autumn Tone
  • Grand Jury
  • Communion
  • Cadien Lake James
  • Clay Frankel
  • Jack Dolan
  • Connor Brodner
  • Colin Croom

Twin Peaks is an American indie band from Chicago, Illinois, United States. The band consists of Cadien Lake James (vocals, guitar), Clay Frankel (vocals, guitar), Jack Dolan (vocals, bass), Colin Croom (keys, vocals, guitar) and Connor Brodner (drums).


  • 1 History
  • 2 Musical style
  • 3 Influences
  • 4 Band members
  • 5 Discography
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links


The band was formed by Cadien Lake James a.k.a. Big Tuna[1] in 2010[citation needed] while all the members were in high school. Cadien and Jack attended Jones College Prep, whilst Clay and Connor attended Lane Tech High School. James is no stranger to the music scene as his older Brother Hal James was the drummer for the Chicago native band Smith Westerns. Before Clay played with Twin Peaks he was in a different band (Crash Hero)[2] that played a lot of shows together, Cadien stated in an interview, "We ended up stealing him from his other band."[3] According to James, the band was named after the restaurant chain of the same name.[4]

In 2012, the band recorded their debut album Sunken in James' basement using two condenser microphones and GarageBand.[5] Sunken was released on July 9, 2013, through Los Angeles-based independent record label Autumn Tone Records. After graduating from high school, all band members except Frankel attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, but later dropped out to pursue their music career. Returning to Chicago, the band began working on their second studio album, Wild Onion. The album was recorded mainly in January 2014. It was released by Grand Jury on August 5, 2014 in North America.[6] "Making Breakfast", a song on the album written and sung by Frankel, had a music video for it released in October 2014, and has become the band's most well known song based on YouTube views, with over 300,000 views.[citation needed]

Twin Peaks recorded the bulk of their third album Down In Heaven in August 2015 with R. Andrew Humphrey co-producing and John Agnello mixing. The album was recorded in Massachusetts. The first single from the album, "Walk to the One You Love", was written by James and released on February 1, 2016, along with the album's announcement. The second single, "Butterfly", released on March 30, 2016, was written by Frankel during SXSW 2015 when he was in a "sickened state".[7] The third single "Holding Roses" was released on April 19, 2016. Down In Heaven was released on May 13, 2016, and the band went on tour to promote its release.[8][9]

Musical style

The band's musical style is regarded as a mixture of "'60s garage rock and the 2010s garage punk sound."[6] Jayson Greene of Pitchfork stated that the band "spends half their time as a chugging power chord factory and half as a winsome power-pop band."[10] The band's musical style on their debut album has been described as "sloppy, Replacements-inspired rock" while the band's second album features "a garage-rock sound that touches on everything from fuzz-soaked psychedelia and punk to ballads and baroque pop."[11] The band's influences on the album include garage rock acts such as Black Lips, Jay Reatard, Ty Segall and The Strokes,[12] and rock artists such as the Beatles, The Stooges, and the Rolling Stones.[13]


  • The Black Lips[14]
  • The Pixies[14]
  • The Smith Westerns[citation needed]
  • White Mystery[3]

Band members

  • Cadien Lake James – lead vocals, guitar, backing vocals
  • Clay Frankel – lead vocals, guitar, backing vocals
  • Jack Dolan – bass guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Colin Croom – keyboard, guitar, lead vocals, backing vocals
  • Connor Brodner – drums


Studio albums
  • Sunken (2013)
  • Wild Onion (2014)
  • Down In Heaven (2016)
  • "Flavor" (2014; Jeffery Drag)
  • "In The Morning (In The Evening)" (2015)
  • "Walk to the One You Love" (2016)
  • "Butterfly" (2016)
  • "Holding Roses" (2016)
Music videos
  • "Baby Blue" (2012)
  • "Stand in the Sand" (2012; dir. Ryan Ohm)[15]
  • "Flavor" (2014; dir. Ryan Baxley)[16]
  • "I Found a New Way" (2014; dir. Ryan Ohm)[17]
  • "Mind Frame" (2014; dir. Ryan Ohm)[18]
  • "Making Breakfast" (2014; dir. Ryan Ohm)[19]
  • "Ocean Blue" (2013; dir. Jake O'Hagan)
  • "Walk To The One You Love" (2016)[20]
  • "Butterfly" (2016; dir. Ezra Ewen)
  • "Wanted You" (2017; dir. Ezra Ewen)


  1. ^ "Cadien Lake Jack Henry James (@b.i.g.t.u.n.a) • Instagram photos and videos". Retrieved 2016-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Crash Hero - Listen and Stream Free Music, Albums, New Releases, Photos, Videos". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Twin Peaks's Chicago Pride". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  4. ^ Dunning, JJ (November 2014). "Q Introduces". Q. No. 340. p. 19. ISSN 0955-4955. 
  5. ^ Wilkinson, Matt. "Twin Peaks Q&A". NME. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Sendra, Tim. "Twin Peaks". AllMusic. Retrieved November 17, 2014.  The album was later released in Europe by Communion.
  7. ^ Evan Minsker (March 30, 2016). "Twin Peaks Share New Song "Butterfly", Extend Tour: Listen". Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "7 Albums Out Today You Should Listen to Now: Chance the Rapper, Jessy Lanza, Modern Baseball, and More". Pitchfork. Condé Nast. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  9. ^ "Twin Peaks Tour". Facebook. Retrieved 7 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Greene, Jayson (August 6, 2014). "Twin Peaks - Wild Onion". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kot, Greg (October 16, 2014). "Twin Peaks is peaking at the right time". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Twin Peaks - Wild Onion". Allmusic. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ DeVille, Chris (August 5, 2014). "Band To Watch: Twin Peaks". Stereogum. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Under the Influence with Twin Peaks". Retrieved 2016-04-25. 
  15. ^ "Twin Peaks - Stand in the Sand". YouTube. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Twin Peaks - "Flavor" (Official Video)". YouTube. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Twin Peaks "I Found a New Way" (Official Video)". YouTube. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Twin Peaks - Mind Frame (Official Video)". YouTube. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  19. ^ "Twin Peaks - "Making Breakfast"". YouTube. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  20. ^ "Twin Peaks - Walk To The One You Love". YouTube. 25 February 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

External links

  • Official website

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