David Lynch – “Crazy Clown Time”

By Amrit Singh / October 4, 2011

When undisputed life champion David Lynch last gave us some original music to post, it was “Good Day Today,” a cut of pulsing and pleasant electropop (“Aphex Twin’s ‘Fingerbib’ with less sauce” is how I’d scored it). That surprisingly sanguine side has been superseded here by the title track to the cinema icon’s forthcoming LP, due the first week of November.

It’s called “Crazy Clown Time” and so it’s some oddball surrealistic nightmare shit, of course, with backwards guitars loosely approximating the Twin Peaks theme’s ominous back-half, an air of Tom Waits-like deviant lurk, and Lynch in a pinched upper-register singing lines like “daddy spilled the beer all over Sally” and other such uplifting family-friendly pearls. It is crazy clown time, and that is an appropriate name for this one. Enjoy the MP3 by inputting your email address over at Mr. Lynch’s Facebook. Also if you haven’t yet, I’d suggest checking out T. Cole Rachel’s Progress Report with David Lynch, if you are even a passing fan of either man.