Twin Peaks is the sound of four guys, each barely old enough to drink legally, having fun doing what they love. Drummer Connor Brodner, bassist/vocalist Jack Dolan, guitarist/vocalist Clay Frankel and guitarist/vocalist Cadien Lake James grew up together on Chicago’s North Side, each a lover of Rock & Roll in its various guises — from ’60s Garage Rock and Psych Pop to ’70s Punk to ’80s Indie outfits like The Replacements, to whom Twin Peaks has often been compared.
The quartet’s 2013 debut, Sunken, was a lo-fi gem — short, sweet and full of vigor. Their 2014 follow-up, the 16-song Wild Onion, expands the group’s vision in ways both obvious (“Telephone,” which comes on like an homage to the The Replacements’ “Answering Machine”) and surprising (“Ordinary People,” which sounds like The Beach Boys via Galaxy 500).
CityBeat recently connected with Frankel via phone to discuss the band’s evolution from scrappy high school buddies to crafters of an eclectic record like Wild Onion. Read the interview here.
TWIN PEAKS perform Saturday at the West Side’sMartini Church. Tickets/more info is available at cincyticket.com .