Have you ever walked into a record store, picked a random old record out of a bargain bin just because something about it grips you and are then later shocked to find that you've stumbled on some forgotten gem? This type of sensation is at the core of Down In Heaven, the third LP from the Chicago quintet Twin Peaks. A lot of contemporary bands are inspired by the sounds of the '60s, but few bands can immerse themselves in it as convincingly as Twin Peaks have here.

Down In Heaven certainly feels like a natural evolution for a band that, somewhat amazingly for a group of 23-year-olds, is on their third full-length record. The homebrewed, scuzzy garage rock of 2013's Sunken gave way to the lengthier, diverse collection presented in 2014's Wild Onion. The latter introduced the group's interest in '60s rock (check out 'I Found A New Way,' 'Telephone' or live staple 'Good Lovin' for reference) that has been expanded upon enormously here.

Thanks to Down In Heaven's first track and lead single, the charmingly bouncy 'Walk To The One You Love,' it isn't hard to see what the band is aiming for, but it is also hard to deny how well they do it. And what sets this track, and much of Down In Heaven, apart from the band's previous work is their willingness to experiment. Twin Peaks now possesses four capable vocalists -- guitarists Cadien Lake James and Clay Frankel, bassist Jack Dolan and multi-instrumentalist Colin Croom -- and their vocal interplay makes for some fabulous moments. The group also incorporates more varied instrumentation into this record than any of theirs before it -- piano, horns and more turn up throughout this richly produced record.

There is a jovial, loving spirit behind much of this record, as evidenced by songs like the surefire sing-a-long 'My Boys' and the Dylan-esque acoustic number, 'Heavenly Showers.' These songs were so convincingly crafted to capture the atmosphere of '60s rock that I found myself frequently forgetting I was listening to something made for 2016. 'Getting Better' actually fooled me into thinking I had slipped a Lovin' Spoonful track into the playlist by mistake.

James explained that the band was drawn to the "personal feel" and "sonic aesthetic" of records like The Kinks' Village Green Preservation Society, The Beatles' White Album and, one of James' personal favorites, The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet. Their ability to emulate this sensation so well likely comes as a direct result of the time the group was able to put into this product. In a prior interview, James said that their first two records felt like "they came out of the microwave," while Down In Heaven ultimately feels like it came out of the oven. It is a warm, soothing collection that was clearly labored over extensively to provide such a lovely sound.

Without question, Twin Peaks has nailed the mood they strove for with Down In Heaven. Sunken and Wild Onion were solid outings, but it feels as if the group has really hit their stride here with their third and best LP to date.