You may assume from Twin Peaks' name that the scrappy Chicago foursome is nostalgic for the pop culture of our youth (ironically, since the 20-year-olds didn't even know David Lynch's arguable masterpiece existed when they thought of the band name). But the video for "I Found a New Way," off their sophomore album Wild Onion, confirms it.
Influenced by the 1993 kids' film The Sandlot, the clip follows the boys as they play ball with the other better-uniformed but clearly meaner and less fun team. It's a perfect fit for Twin Peaks' bubblegum garage rock, loaded with plenty of yowls and fuzz in the tradition of the Replacements, Thin Lizzy, and fellow Illinoisians and friends the Orwells.
Adds guitarist Clay Frankel: “This was filmed out in Indiana in a bit of a ghost neighborhood, abandoned buildings and all. We invited a bunch of our friends to come out and have fun with us and that's what we did.” Check out the clip, which Billboard is premiering exclusively below: