The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Chromatics

Interviews, Twin Peaks
07/30/2017
KEXP

[ SPOILERS AHEAD ]

David Lynch loves music the way Benjamin Horne loves that bike his Dad bought for him, and it's reflected in the soundtrack for Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at the Bang Bang Bar aka The Roadhouse, the local bar in the city of Twin Peaks.

In an ongoing weekly series of exclusive interviews, KEXP's resident Twin Peaks expert DJ Morgan will chat with the show's music director Dean Hurley. Hurley has collaborated extensively with David Lynch on sound design and music, and since 2005, has operated Asymmetrical Studio, Lynch's recording studio and film dubbing facility located in the Hollywood Hills. Tune in every Monday at 8:00 AM PT to The Morning Show on KEXP, as Morgan and John Richards air excerpts from her chats with Hurley. View previous chats in the series here on the KEXP Blog.


In episode 12, The Chromatics return to The Roadhouse with the track "Saturday." Hurley explains that during the making of this season, Chromatics' Johnny Jewel was submitting lots of different tracks, including demos and half-finished songs. The version of "Saturday" that appears on the show is instrumental; the album version with vocals is on Jewel's latest album Windswept (credited to "Desire"), released on his own imprint Italians Do It Better. Hurley explains why the song was so perfect in the exclusive interview clip below:

Twin Peaks: The Return airs every Sunday night at 9:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime.

On September 8th, Rhino will release two soundtrack collections: Twin Peaks (Music From the Limited Event Series) featuring performances from The Roadhouse and Twin Peaks (Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack) featuring the score by composer Angelo Badalamenti.

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