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Twin Peaks - "Irene" (stream)

One of the best independent rock songs of 2013, Twin Peaks' "Irene" roots itself in layers of fuzz and reverb effect.

The guitar line proves the immediate guide, like a Real Estate song that grew up and out of its parents basement, or maybe a Wavves song that never got all the way to the beach, "Irene" tumbles forward with a laissez-faire inevitability. This group of 19-year-olds craft a sort of washed out punk: short songs that hit again and again with an intensity that never borders on the intentional.

The band's debut, Sunken, was released Tuesday, and represents a challenging and brief listen. "Irene" proves their most fully developed idea, a chorus awash in nothing and guitar interludes as crystalline as any you'll hear this year.


Reprinted with the permission of 32ft/second.

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