Wednesday, Chicago rock band Twin Peaks release a lo-fi, yet intimate video for their song “Unfamiliar Sun,” a track from their 2019 album Lookout Low. The music video arrives in tandem with newly announced summer tour dates that will have Twin Peaks supporting indie-rock icons Car Seat Headrest.
The music video for “Unfamiliar Sun” is a strong representation of the banality of depression, with brightly painted translucent sheets overlaid on band members singing, playing guitar, wrapped in bedsheets and beating one another at card games.
“It’s about trying to find beauty and love in the day to day, week to week, season to season in an otherwise ugly world,” says bassist and vocalist Jack Dolan. “Still, it’s meant to be hopeful. Nobody is or should ever feel truly alone.”
The video was directed and illustrated by Wyatt Grant, and helped realized by the Midwestern film collective Weird Life Films, who have worked with Twin Peaks on their music videos for “Making Breakfast,” “Fast Eddie” and “Stand in the Sand,” among others.
Twin Peaks are currently finishing up some U.K. tour dates before returning to the U.S. for some Midwestern dates and then heading to Australia to play some shows in April. At the tail end of May and through the month of June, the band will support Car Seat Headrest on their tour. In July, Twin Peaks will play the Pitchfork Music Festival in their hometown of Chicago.
Watch the music video for “Unfamiliar Sun” below, and listen to Twin Peaks perform “Sloop Jay D” during their 2014 Daytrotter session. Scroll further to check out Twin Peaks’ tour dates with Car Seat Headrest.
Twin Peaks Tour Dates:
26 – London, U.K. @ Electric Brixton
10 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Hi-Fi ^
11 – Lexington, Ky. @ The Burl ^
12 – Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Small’s Theatre ^
13 – Columbus, Ohio @ Melted Festival
14 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevations @ Intersection ^
08 – Adelaide, Australia @ Lions Art Factory
09 – Islington, Australia @ The Small Ballroom
10 – Marrickville, Australia @ Bad Friday Weekender
11 – Tallarook, Australia @ Boogie Festival
15 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
16 – Fortitude Valley, Australia @ The Foundry
17 – Wollongong, Australia @ La La La’s
27 – St Paul, Minn. @ Palace Theatre *
28 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Pabst Theatre *
02 – Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic *
03 – Toronto, Ont. @ Danforth *
06 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues *
07 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre *
09-11 – New York, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel *
13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Franklin Music Hall *
14 – Washington, D.C. @ The Anthem *
16 – Raleigh, N.C. @ The Ritz *
17 – Asheville, N.C. @ The Orange Peel *
18 – Columbia, S.C. @ The Senate *
19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle *
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl *
18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Pitchfork Music Festival
(^ = w/ Rookie and James Swanberg)
(* = supporting Car Seat Headrest)