Xiu Xiu to Reimagine the ‘Twin Peaks’ Soundtrack at the Kitchen This Spring


Would Laura Palmer have listened to Xiu Xiu? The experimental band’s sometimes disturbing lyrics and always dark noise stylings certainly suit her awful fate and the strange town that mourned her, so at the very least they’re a natural fit to do something like, say, cover the Twin Peaks soundtrack. And that’s exactly what they’re doing: Today we learned that on Record Store Day (April 16), Polyvinyl is releasing Xiu Xiu Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, a vinyl LP that reimagines Angelo Badalamenti’s score. If you’ve ever wondered what those instantly recognizable songs would sound like with a lot of distortion and screaming layered over them (answer: pretty good, probably), your answer will arrive in just over a month.

Xiu Xiu is touring Europe with the soundtrack but will make a single stop in the U.S. on April 30, at Chelsea experimental performance space the Kitchen. While tickets aren’t on sale yet, now is a great time to pick up some donuts, coffee, and that gum you like that’s coming back into style.

Listen to the band’s very intense (this is Xiu Xiu we’re talking about) cover of the Twin Peaks theme song, “Falling,” below. If this is any indication, it’ll be a damn fine album.