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Silversun Pickups Announce New Album Better Nature

In 2006 Silversun Pickups put out one of the songs that best captures that era: “Lazy Eye.” It’s got all the thrumming guitars, kickstarted drums, and existential longing turned to seething joy that made indie rock in the mid-aughts so fucking enjoyable and so powerfully relatable. If you haven’t heard it, do yourself a favor… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 15, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Garbage – “The Chemicals” (Feat. Brian Aubert) Video

Garbage aren’t the most active band these days, but they do make sure to do something new for Record Store Day every year. Two years ago, they enlisted Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster to help them cover Patti Smith’s “Because The Night,” and last year they teamed up with Brody Dalle on “Girls Talk.” This time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 11:36 am

Silversun Pickups – “Cannibal” Video & Kimmel Performance

The big news in late-night TV last night was Jimmy Fallon’s blockbuster debut as the host of The Tonight Show. But other things were happening in late night, too. Like: Kimmel had Silversun Pickups! The L.A. fuzz-rock band played on Kimmel’s big outdoor stage, and if that’s not quite the same thing as U2 playingMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 18, 2014 - 9:22 am

Silversun Pickups – “Cannibal”

It seems a little early for L.A. fuzz-pop pumpkin smashers Silversun Pickups to drop their career-spanning retrospective on us, but that’s what’s happening. The band’s best-of, The Singles Collection, is coming next month, and it doesn’t even have “Lazy Eye” on it! Just kidding. It definitely has “Lazy Eye” on it. It also has one… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Silversun Pickups, School Of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 9/13/12

It was a special homecoming show for Silversun Pickups as it was the last to feature bassist Nikki Monninger who will be on maternity leave while she delivers her twin girls. Sarah Negahdari from the Happy Hollows will be filling in on bass for the remaining tour dates. School Of Seven Bells made a great… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 14, 2012 - 4:06 pm

MusicfestNW 2012 In Photos

Yesterday, Portland’s MusicFestNW wrapped up five days of concerts at over a dozen venues throughout the city. Among the acts who performed were Passion Pit, Beirut, Girl Talk, Dinosaur Jr., Flying Lotus, Swans, Fucked Up, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Wild Nothing, Purity Ring, and DIIV. Autumn Andel was on hand to capture… More »

By: Stereogum / September 10, 2012 - 4:15 pm

Watch Silversun Pickups On Conan

Last night, moody California fuzz-rockers Silversun Pickups appeared on Conan. On the show, they trotted out “The Pit,” a restless track from their new album Neck Of The Woods. Watch them take it to the stage below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012 - 9:20 am

Silversun Pickups Issue Cease-And-Desist To Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has been using Silversun Pickups’ “Panic Switch” during official rallies lately, but here’s the big problem — he didn’t get permission from the band. So, the Pickups gang slapped him with a cease-and-desist yesterday. Here’s Silversun Pickups lead singer Brian Aubert:… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 16, 2012 - 11:27 am

Watch Silversun Pickups Live From Letterman

Romantically-inclined L.A. fuzz-rockers Silversun Pickups are apparently bigger than I realized — big enough, it turns out, to merit a spot in the Late Show With David Letterman’s Live From Letterman concert series. The band taped an hour-long show at Letterman’s Ed Sullivan Theater, and they also stopped by Letterman’s show last night to play… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 5, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Silversun Pickups, Garbage, The Naked and Famous, Grouplove @ Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara 6/1/12

Santa Barbara Modern Rock radio station KJEE hosted their annual Summer Round-Up show at the Santa Barbara Bowl that included Silversun Pickups, Garbage, The Naked and Famous, and Grouplove. Silversun Pickups are crossing the country supporting their new album Neck Of The Woods, and Garbage put together a spectacular set that included a few new… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / June 4, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Silversun Pickups – “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” Video

Here’s the video for Silversun Pickups’ Neck Of The Woods leadoff track “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings),” a video that finds the band mid-performance in some wide open spaces where some witchy stuff is taking place. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Watch Silversun Pickups On Kimmel

It turns out that the Californian fuzz-rock band Silversun Pickups is popular enough to warrant a spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘s gigantic outdoor stage. Last night, the band appeared on the show to play two songs from their new album Neck Of The Woods: The single “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” and the more synthpop-influenced “The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 9, 2012 - 9:03 am

Stream Silversun Pickups Neck Of The Woods

Next week, Californian fuzz-rockers Silversun Pickups release Neck Of The Woods, their third album; we’ve already posted first single “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings).” And now, the entire hour-long album is streaming. Click below to hear it. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Silversun Pickups – “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)”

Later this spring, the ’90s-style L.A. dream-rockers Silversun Pickups return with Neck Of The Woods, their third album. This morning, they’re letting everyone hear the album’s leadoff track, the riffy-but-floaty “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings).” It’s a big, wistful windows-down type of thing, and you can listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012 - 8:55 am

Silversun Pickups – “Seasick”

L.A. alt rockers Silversun Pickups got in on the Black Friday action by releasing the “Seasick” 10”. Check out the eponymous lead track after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 28, 2011 - 8:48 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders on Roku? Maybe I stayed in and did that. There is no way to know. But all across this great country we do know there were fireworks to be see… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am

Indie Rockers Respond To NY Legalizing Gay Marriage

New York just became the 6th largest state to approve same-sex marriage. Yes! The Senate bill passed 33-to-29, Governor Cuomo signed the measure shortly after, and the law goes into effect in 30 days. A historic night to be sure, one probably best not spent in front of a laptop. Too late. But in case… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 25, 2011 - 12:26 am

Silversun Pickups, Against Me!, Henry Clay People @ Greek Theater, Los Angeles 08/06/10

In a penultimate homecoming show to close the books on their Swoon tour, the Silversun Pickups couldn’t stop smiling while whipping through a razor sharp fourteen song set culminating with the feedback wash of “Common Reactor.” Openers Against Me! deserve the touring logistics award of the year for sprinting overnight to Lollapalooza for an early… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 9, 2010 - 11:06 am

Silversun Pickups Bring “The Royal We” To Fallon

Jimmy Fallon had Zach Galifianakis (who’s on a NBC roll) on last night to discuss his new opulent lifestyle, post-Hangover success. He also came out before his interview for Fallon’s “Let Us Play With Your Look.” On the music side were SSPU, who did “Panic Switch” on Letterman last summer and so offered a slightly… More »

By: jessica / March 5, 2010 - 10:50 am

Grammys 2010 Nominees

Contenders were revealed in a primetime concert tonight hosted by LL Cool J and featuring the comedy of Smokey Robinson (“Don’t worry Taylor, Kanye’s not here.”). As expected, Gaga, Black Eyed Peas, Swift, and Beyoncé made out well (they’re all up for Album Of The Year along with Dave Matthews Band for their worst album… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 2, 2009 - 9:59 pm
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