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This Dark & Lynchian Mixtape Features 21 Bands & Singers Appearing In The New Twin Peaks

From Trent Reznor over Jennifer Jason Leigh to Eddie Vedder, this David Lynch-inspired mixtape features 21 singers and bands part of the Twin Peaks 2017 cast.
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Twin Peaks 2017 musicians, artists, bands mixtape

Julee Cruise may be getting company from Sky Ferreira and Chrysta Bell at the Roadhouse, and Nine Inch Nails could very well be the new house band at the Power And The Glory. And maybe the FBI enlisted a new batch of rock and roll agents like Eddie Vedder and Trent Reznor since agents Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak) and Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie) mysteriously disappeared.

But instead of writing and speculating about the numerous musicians on the mammoth Twin Peaks 2017 cast list, I decided to present them through a mixtape featuring their most David Lynch-conjuring work. Opener “Powder Blue” by The Cactus Blossoms, for instance, effortlessly evokes Blue Velvet’s title sequence. You’ll detect hints of Angelo Badalamenti in Trent Reznor’s cinematic instrumentals, or even direct Twin Peaks quotes in Sky Ferreira’s “Night Time, My Time.” Admittedly, “Nothing As It Seems” by Pearl Jam was selected because of its title, yet it emerges out of Chromatics’ Last Wish as if it was hiding in there like… BOB?

David Lynch himself pops up more than once, playing the guitar on Chrysta Bell’s “Real Love” and “Swing With Me,” and on Rebekah Del Rio’s “No Stars” which he co-wrote with John Neff. And how else to conclude this eclectic 82-minute mixtape than with a song by one of his favorite artists and basically the precursor to Julee Cruise’s “Falling,” Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” covered by… Monica Belucci!

Discover the artists and bands on the new #TwinPeaks cast list through this dark and Lynchian mixtape. Click to Tweet

The majority of these 25 tracks are by recording artists and/or their bands we get to see -whether on stage or not- in the new series, but it also includes songs performed by new cast members that just fit the mixtape’s dark and melancholic mood. One thing’s for sure: many of these musicians would’ve never shared a track list if it wasn’t for the series coming back! So enjoy this trip through the cast of Twin Peaks 2017 and who knows, it may provoke some visions of new mysteries…

Twin Peaks fan? Like moody, brooding dream pop punctuated by occasional bursts of frenetic jazz and experimental noise, topped with a dollop or two of vaguely creepy golden oldie? Well then, this is the perfect packet of artificial sweetener to drop into your Friday morning grind.
—Gary Petty

Twin Peaks 2017 Cast Mixtape

Currently listening to the Twin Peaks 2017 cast mixtape by @ThatsOurWaldo Click to Tweet
  1. The Cactus Blossoms (Jack Torrey & Page Burkum) – Powder Blue
  2. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – It Catches Up With You
  3. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time
  4. Chrysta Bell – Real Love
  5. Richard Chamberlain – All I Have To Do Is Dream
  6. Robert Jones (Caleb Landry Jones) – But She Don’t Really Mind
  7. The Veils (Finn Andrews) – Candy Apple Red
  8. Trent Reznor – Videodrones & Questions
  9. Chromatics (Ruth Radalet) – Last Wish
  10. Pearl Jam (Eddie Vedder) – Nothing As It Seems
  11. Au Revoir Simone (Annie Hart, Erika Forster & Heather D’Angelo) – Let The Night Win (C U P remix)
  12. How To Destroy Angels (Trent Reznor & Mariqueen Maandig) – Hallowed Ground
  13. Jennifer Jason Leigh – Almost Blue
  14. Chromatics – Disintegration
  15. Solardrive (Balthazar Getty) – Where We Go From Here
  16. Chrysta Bell – Swing With Me
  17. Sharon Van Etten – You Know Me Well
  18. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – What Have We Done To Each Other?
  19. Au Revoir Simone – Boiling Point
  20. Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor & Robin Finck) – 8 Ghosts I
  21. Nine Inch Nails – 5 Ghosts I
  22. Rebekah Del Rio – No Stars
  23. Julee Cruise – I Float Alone
  24. Monica Bellucci – I Can’t Help Falling In Love
  25. Eddie Vedder – Dream A Little Dream

Perfect soundtrack to disassemble a TV to!
—Athame 412

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What's your response to this?


  1. Marc says:

    Great collection of music. My dream is that one day, BEACH HOUSE will make some music for Twin Peaks.

  2. Colin says:

    This is awesome, great job to who put this mix together, it matches the feel and sound of twin peaks

  3. B says:

    Atticus Ross’band, 12 Rounds has asong called “Where Fools Go”. That would be perfect for the mix if it isn’t on there already.

  4. zen guerrilla says:


  5. MORPHINE says:

    I hope Badalamenti will come back to do the soundtrack for the new Season.

  6. Mariel says:

    Missed David Lynch & Lykke Li – I’m Waiting Here.

  7. Mvatte says:

    why not lana del rey

    • Avatar photo Twin Pie says:

      Lana Del Rey is not included in the mix because she’s not part of the new Twin Peaks cast, unlike the other singers and musicians. I agree some of her music would fit right into the world of David Lynch.

  8. Andrew says:

    Oh also, “Frou-Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires” – Cocteau Twins. Has a dark and mystical vibe that reminds me of the way the second season ends, and of the mysteriousness of the woods in general.

  9. Andrew says:

    ^whoops sorry that was supposed to be a comment on the Nighttime at the Roadhouse post!!

  10. Andrea says:

    You should sell this in actual physical format. I would buy it. Definitely. My log would, too.

  11. Melanie says:

    The best playlist I’ve ever heard!

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