Xiu Xiu – “Into The Night” (Julee Cruise Cover)
Later this month, on Record Store Day, the confrontational avant-pop group Xiu Xiu will release Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks, their double-LP tribute to Angelo Badalamenti’s score from David Lynch’s beloved TV show Twin Peaks. We’ve already posted their version of “Falling,” the enduringly lovely song that the dreampop singer Julee Cruise sang on the TV show. (Lynch and Badalamenti co-produced Cruise’s 1989 album Floating Into The Night, and it’s a total under-the-radar classic.) And today, we get to hear the Xiu Xiu version of “Into The Night,” another tingly Cruise/Badalementi collab that appeared on a Twin Peaks episode. Xiu Xiu’s version is as clangy and expressionist as you might expect. Listen to it below.