LISTEN: David Lynch, “Star Dream Girl”

David Lynch's new Sacred Bones single Sacred Bones released the first official single from David Lynch’s new album today, “Are You Sure” b/w “Star Dream Girl.” While the A-side is a slow-burner like the previously released bonus track “I’m Waiting Here,” the flip chugs along to a thick mix of handclaps, barroom brawl rhythms and Lynch’s own signature brand of decidedly surreal storytelling.

“After I moved away from Boise, Idaho, I came back in the summer of ’61,” Lynch explains in a press release. “Around that time, Jerry Lee Lewis was supposed to play at this big club in the Sagebrush Desert; I think it was called the Miramar. Back then, these big events would catch people’s imaginations. They would take their motorcycles or hot rods to these remote places to see some star. So we all drove out to this place, but Jerry never showed up and people were really pissed off. ‘Star Dream Girl’ has that same kind of charisma. People can’t wait to see her and come from miles around…The lyrics came to me all at once, but there was no music yet. Then one night, Dean [Hurley] was playing guitar in the studio and I was egging him on when he caught a wave like the surfers out in Hawaii. He was in the tunnel man…and the lyrics married with that ride.”

Check out “Star Dream Girl” below or grab the entire digital single on iTunes here, and look out for the rest of The Big Dream on July 16th…