The Music of Twin Peaks: The Return: Rebekah Del Rio (& Moby)


[ SPOILERS AHEAD ]

Another episode, another slew of questions: how is Richard Horne not behind bars, and what exactly is his relation to the family? (The internet has their guess…) Why is Gordon having visions of Laura Palmer? Is anyone buying those shovels?? 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. View previous chats in the series here on the KEXP Blog.


Wearing a sequined dress that looks just a little bit too much like the floor in the Black Lodge (don’t tell me that was a coincidence, Costume Designer Nancy Steiner), Latin American chanteuse Rebekah Del Rio closed out episode 10. Lynch fans will remember her from the spine-tingling a cappella performance of “Llorando” (Roy Orbison’s “Crying” in Spanish) at Club Silencio in the 2001 film Mulholland Dr. But wait, who’s that in her backing band? Why, it’s Moby, listed in the credits as “musician” — typecasting! In the clip below, Hurley introduces the other musicians in Rebekah’s band (one of whom has produced albums by Nick Cave, Arcade Fire, and more), tells us about the background track “Headless Chicken” by Thought Gang (an “acid-jazz” side project of Lynch and composer Angelo Badalamenti), and the story behind the track she performed at The Roadhouse, “No Stars,” co-written by Lynch himself.

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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