At this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, the talk of Saturday morning quickly became Chicago’s young garage-rock outfit Twin Peaks. The band’s singer, Cadien Lake James, appeared on stage in a wheelchair with his leg in a cast, and even though he was a little less mobile, Twin Peaks’ set was no less nimble. Ripping through songs from its debut Sunken and more recent Wild Onion, the band spilled energy out into the festival grounds, staking its claim as one of garage-rock’s newest frontrunners in the process.
The A.V. Club is premiering the video for “Fade Away,” directed by Ryan Ohm, which collects footage from Twin Peaks’ set at Pitchfork and gives it all a grainy ’70s feel, from the title card up top all the way down to the video’s jump-cut transitions. Musically, “Fade Away” makes the most out of its meager two minutes, showing the band’s ability to craft an earworm out of riffs that are as primal as they are infectious.