Right around this time last year, the cast list for the new season of Twin Peaks dropped, and there were a shitload of surprising names on it, like Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, and Tim Roth. Plenty more will be making an appearance on the show, but what truly surprised us were the number of musicians on the cast list, and how odd and eclectic they were.
With Twin Peaks back in our lives this weekend, premiering Sunday (May 21) at 9 p.m. eastern on Showtime, we took a glimpse at the some of the cast and some tracks that we think you might enjoy if you’re in the mood for some Lynchian goodness.
Pro-tip, though: You might not want to watch this on your phone, lest you piss David Lynch himself off.
Sharon Van Etten
One of the great modern singer/songwriters, Van Etten has appeared in a few film projects, including a pretty big supporting role in Britt Marling’s Netflix series The OA. That show was utter fucking garbage, so let’s hope that she’s used significantly better in Twin Peaks, but hell, she does make everything just a bit better. Here’s her cover of Skeeter Davis’ “The End of the World,” done for The Man in the High Castle’s soundtrack, which might be the most Lynchian thing she’s ever done.