Watch Twin Peaks' Freewheeling New Video for "Wanted You"

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It’s been almost a year since Twin Peaks released their excellent third album Down In Heaven and the young Chicagoans are keeping their raucous rock ‘n’ roll domination rolling. On the same day that they kick off a co-headlining tour with Spanish indie rockers Hinds, they’ve also released a new music video for Down In Heaven standout “Wanted You.”

Directed by Ezra Ewen, the video features a hodgepodge of footage, including tour antics, live video from a 2016 New York show, and some occasionally discomfiting animal masks. According to singer and guitarist Clay Frankel, there wasn’t any need for a big to-do around the video’s conception, and it seems to have come together without a whole lot of planning. As he puts it, “We had a list of a few things when we started; snow, old car, candles, paint, coats, chess, animal masks. Most of it was things we had lying around. We improvised it and then we played with the editing, using reverse footage, to give it a cycle, so it ends where it begins.” While it’s nothing conceptually mind blowing, that’s never been the Twin Peaks way. The clip manages to capture that certain pang of sadness in the song while also letting the band’s more wild, carefree and absurd attitude shine through.

Twin Peaks  released their first live album, Urbs in Horto, at the end of last month, which is available to stream now, and they’ve extended their 2017 touring schedule with a new run of June dates around the Northeast, including some with Ron Gallo, along with a string of supporting dates for Spoon in the Midwest this September.

You can watch the “Wanted You” video above, and below you’ll find a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, along with Paste Cloud audio from their 2014 Daytrotter session. You can also check out their recent cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” here.

Twin Peaks Tour Dates:

April
10 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile*
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge (early show)*
11 – Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge (late show)*
13 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel*
14 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Chapel* – SOLD OUT
16 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella 
17 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Crescent Ballroom*
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent Theater*
19 – Santa Ana, Calif. @ The Observatory*
20 – San Diego, Calif. @ The Irenic*
23 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella 
25 – Tucson, Ariz. @ 191 Toole
26 – El Paso, Texas @ Lowbrow Palace
28 – San Antonio, Texas @ Paper Tiger
29 – Houston, Texas @ Secret Group

May
02 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
03 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa
04 – Mobile, Ala. @ The Merry Widow
05 – Oxford, Mich. @ Proud Larry’s
06 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Saturn
08 – Charlottesville, S.C. @ The Southern
09 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Terminal West^
12 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
13 – Lexington, Ky. @ The Burl
20 – Denver, Colo. @ Project Pabst Denver

June
03 – Nelsonville, Ohio @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06 – Lancaster, Pa. @ Chameleon Club #
07 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony #
08 – New York, N.Y. @ A2IM Awards Show
09 – Providence, R.I. @ Fete Lounge #
10 – Hamden, Conn. @ The Ballroom at The Outer Space #
16 – Portsmouth, N.H. @ 3S Artspace
17 – Kingston, N.Y. @ BSP Kingston
20 – Montreal, Canada @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
21 – Ottawa, Canada @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
23 – Toronto, Canada @ NXNE Port Lands
24 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Tralf Music Hall

September
11 – Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium +
13 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theater +
14 – Madison, Wis. @ Orpheum Theater +
15 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theater +
16 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theater +

(* – w/ Hinds)
(^ – w/ FIDLAR)
(# – w/ Ron Gallo)
(+ – w/ Spoon)

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