Chicago's Twin Peaks have a new album called Lookout Low coming out on September 13th through Communion Records. Having recently shared the buoyant 'Dance Through It', this week they follow it up with the magnetic 'Ferry Song'.

The bouncing, up-swinging piano-led song is reminiscent of classic Neil Young or Tom Waits, and perfectly sets the scene of a long night drinking in a bar. Colin Croom is downtrodden and seems to be letting out his thoughts in one elongated sigh, admitting "sure there's high times in summer, but all lead to heart ache in fall." Twin Peaks back up his malaise with twinkling instrumentation, and audibly lift his soul in the resounding chorus "come on down/ you might be the only one." We can feel his yearning for absent friends, someone to keep him company while he carries on stumbling and swaying into the night. Twin Peaks have performed a delightful balancing act on 'Ferry Song', capturing Croom's desolation but simultaneously keeping it aloft with bright melodies that promise happier times to come. As Twin Peaks sail into the final escapist moments of the track, replete with brass injections, we're swept up in the sad romance of the moment and drift off with them into whatever the future holds.

Twin Peaks' new album Lookout Low comes out on September 13th. They've got some Euro dates ahead, and have already sold out their gig at London's Tufnell Park Dome in October - but fear not Londoners, they've announced a new date at Electric Brixton in February. The full dates of their Euro exploits are below:

Tue. Oct. 8 - Berlin, DE @ Musik und Frieden &
Wed. Oct. 9 - Hamburg, DE @ Molotow Musikclub &
Fri. Oct. 11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown &
Sat. Oct. 12 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Mon. Oct. 14 - Cologne, DE @ MTC &
Tue. Oct. 15 - Paris, FR @ La Boule Noire &
Wed. Oct. 16 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park & *SOLD OUT*
Fri. Oct. 18 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club &
Sat. Oct. 19 - Oxford, UK @ Ritual Union
Sun. Oct. 20 - Cardiff, UK @ SWN Festival

Wed. Feb. 26 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton

& = w/ Dehd

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