The boys from Illinois Twin Peaks have dropped a typically raucous new cut, ‘Butterfly’. The second track from their forthcoming third album Down In Heaven, it follows on from the spry, Lennon-esque ‘Walk To The One You Love’. If ‘Walk’ was a departure from normal form, ‘Butterfly’ sees the Chicago goof-rockers back in familiar territory; brazen garage riffs and vocals that stumble their way endearingly into a huge hook.
In the track release, front man Clay Frankel said:
This song was written in Texas last year, when I was in a sickened state after playing twelve or so shows in five days. So the lyrics are a mixture of negativity and exhilaration. Exhilaration because I was doing what I most loved to do, and negativity because it was really taking a toll on my mind and body. Death was on the mind. Also sex. Also The Zombies (there were posters of them everywhere). So I took the gentle and fleeting image of a butterfly and a simple group of chords and lots of yelling to make a sort of doomy dance song that quite honestly could be summed up as “let’s have sex because we’re all going to die”.
The album is out May 13th via Communion and Twin Peaks are here in April for a dash of UK dates:
Sheffield, Picture House Social – 15/4
Glasgow, Stereo – 16/4
Manchester, Deaf Institute – 17/4
London, Old Blue Last – 18/4 (Free entry through VICE)
London, Barfly – 19/4
London, Rough Trade East, 20/4
Listen to ‘Butterfly’ below: