Random Wax: Mike Sosin - Twin Peaks 'Sunken'


November 20th, 2015 by bsradmin

We like to listen to vinyl on Fridays here at BSHQ, and we're starting a new tradition. Each week someone will close his/her eyes, randomly select a record from his/her personal collection, and bring it to the office. The person has to explain why the album is on his/her shelves, and then we listen to the album. We call this 'Random Wax.'

Today's contestant is Bloodshot radio baron Mike Sosin! He randomly selected Twin Peaks' Sunken (Chicago, stand up!). Here's his explanation on why it's in his collection.

It seems like the last few years in Chicago, the bands keep getting younger and better. Bands like Smith Westerns, The Blisters and The Orwells have released surprisingly mature records despite having not left High School when they recorded their first material. The fact that familial relations, school connections and social circles have united these bands certainly doesn’t hurt. My favorite of the crop is Twin Peaks.  The band has elicited comparisons to the Replacements, Thin Lizzy and The Strokes - lofty of course, but fair. To that end, if later Mats records were the realization of Paul Westerberg’s prowess for creating intelligent yet sarcastic pop, then Twin Peaks have clearly taken note early in their career. Their debut LP - actually a 45 RPM "mini LP" Sunken (Autumn Tone Records) was released in 2013 and I happened to catch their show at Schubas where I purchased this copy. It’s always exciting when things like this happen in Chicago…