The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Au Revoir Simone

photo by Benjamin Mobley (view set)


You might still be wondering how Dougie’s ring got into the stomach of a somehow-unaged Major Garland Briggs. Or, what exactly Agent Dale Cooper’s evil doppelgänger may have done to Diane. Or, where the heck is Audrey Horne? But one thing viewers of Showtime’s Twin Peaks: The Return know for certain: this season’s soundtrack has been straight off a KEXP playlist. Most of the episodes end with a band performing at 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.

This past Sunday, July 9th, the dreamy electro-pop trio Au Revoir Simone made their second appearance of the season. In episode 4, they performed the track “Lark,” and in episode 9, they perform “A Violent Yet Flammable World” — both tracks from the 2007 LP The Bird of Music. In the clips below, Hurley talks about David Lynch’s history with the band, and what he finds so appealing about them.

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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