Listen to a New Track from Twin Peaks – “Holding Roses”

Today, Chicago’s own Twin Peaks have shared a brand new track from their upcoming LP, Down In Heaven, which is set for release on 5/13 via Grand Jury.

The song, called “Holding Roses”, gives us another chance to listen to the exciting new direction Twin Peaks will be heading in with their next album, one that not only is rich with late-70s rock but also expands on their lo-fi, DIY approach to recording. There’s some incredible new instrumentation within “Holding Roses” including muted trumpets and pianos mixed in for a nice touch that follows suit with the previously shared, “Walk To The One You Love”.

The song was written by guitarist Clay Frankel, who also sings on the track. Fellow Twin Peaks guitarist Cadien Lake James says of the track:

”Something I appreciate about ‘Holding Roses’ is that while it clearly seems to be about the end of a relationship, whomever it’s with isn’t ever specified; I didn’t first think of it as a girlfriend leaving, but of the exit of a friend, the passing of someone close. When we were recording it, I remember everybody getting giddy riffing on the percussion grooves entering in the second verse, where the live kit drops out for a couple measures, replaced with a number of tambourines, claps, and shakers we ran through our space echo with the addition of some “ooh’s” and “ah’s.” Things came alive with overdubs back in Chicago: the piano part really cemented some melodies between vocals and our friend Will Miller laid down a muted trumpet that completed the process.”

Down In Heaven is available for pre-order here. Twin Peaks will head out on tour later this spring, featured as both headliners and supporting Cage the Elephant and Portugal. The Man – full dates below.


Fri. Apr. 29 – Austin, TX @ Levitation
Fri. May 13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ White Reaper, The Funs – SOLD OUT
Mon. May 16 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern w/ White Reaper, Jimmy Whispers
Tue. May 17 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola w/ White Reaper, Jimmy Whispers
Wed. May 18 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair #
Thu. May 19 – Washington, DC @ Rock ‘N Roll Hotel #
Fri. May 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle #
Sat. May 21 – Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street Nightclub #
Tue. May 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Wed. May 25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
Thu. May 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe #
Fri. June 3 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center *
Sat. June 4 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion *
Sun. June 5 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! *
Mon. June 6 – Indianapolis, IN @ Joyful Noise Recording w/ Ne-Hi, Hoops
Tue. June 7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird w/ Ne-Hi, Hoops

Thu. June 9 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Fri. June 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ US Bank Theater *
Sat. June 11 – Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center *
Sun. June 12 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Tue. June 14 – Calgary, AB @ Big Four Building *
Wed. June 15 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center *
Fri. June 17 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheater *
Sat. June 18 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield Amphitheater *
Sun. June 19 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre *
Tue. June 21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Ne-Hi, Golden Daze
Fri. June 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Ne-Hi, Golden Daze
Sat. June 25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint *
Sun. June 26 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River *
Mon. June 27 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Ne-Hi
Tue. June 28 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Ne-Hi
Wed. June 29 – Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room w/ Ne-HI
Fri. July 15 – Sun. July 17 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
Sat. July 23 – Sun. July 24 – Detroit, MI @ Mo Pop Festival

* – w/ Cage The Elephant, Portugal. The Man
# – w/ Ne-Hi, Jimmy Whispers