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Silversun Pickups

November 30th, -0001

Formed:
2005 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Silversun Pickups

Biography

Brian Aubert (guitar/vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass), Christopher Guanlao (drums), and Joe Lester (keyboards) comprise the swarthy indie rock stylings of Silversun Pickups. The quartet's textured melodies capture the hypnotic dream pop threads of My Bloody Valentine and pop bittersweetness of Earlimart, and such a blend has wowed their native L.A. since 2005. Silversun Pickups issued their debut release, the six-song Pikul EP, that same year while shared show dates with the likes of Brendan Benson, Dead Meadow, Two Gallants, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club followed into 2006. Produced by Dave Cooley (Rolling Blackouts, Citizen King, Smash Mouth), their full-length debut, Carnavas, arrived in July. The group got the word out with some intensive international touring throughout 2006 and 2007, supporting OK Go and Snow Patrol in the U.S. and Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs in the U.K. and Europe. Their second full-length, Swoon, hit the shelves in 2009 and made a strong showing with its first single, "Panic Switch." Also out in 2009 was the five-track sampler Connect Set. The quartet tapped Grammy-winning producer Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M., Weezer) for its third studio album, 2012's Neck of the Woods. . Brian Aubert (guitar/vocals), Nikki Monninger (bass), Christopher Guanlao (drums), and Joe Lester (keyboards) comprise the swarthy indie rock stylings of Silversun Pickups. The quartet's textured melodies capture the hypnotic dream pop threads of My Bloody Valentine and pop bittersweetness of Earlimart, and such a blend has wowed their native L.A. since 2005. Silversun Pickups issued their debut release, the six-song Pikul EP, that same year while shared show dates with the likes of Brendan Benson, Dead Meadow, Two Gallants, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club followed into 2006. Produced by Dave Cooley (Rolling Blackouts, Citizen King, Smash Mouth), their full-length debut, Carnavas, arrived in July. The group got the word out with some intensive international touring throughout 2006 and 2007, supporting OK Go and Snow Patrol in the U.S. and Foo Fighters and Kaiser Chiefs in the U.K. and Europe. Their second full-length, Swoon, hit the shelves in 2009 and made a strong showing with its first single, "Panic Switch." Also out in 2009 was the five-track sampler Connect Set. The quartet tapped Grammy-winning producer Jacknife Lee (U2, R.E.M., Weezer) for its third studio album, 2012's Neck of the Woods.

Top Albums


1. Carnavas
Swoon, Silversun Pickups
2. Swoon
The Singles Collection, Silversun Pickups
3. The Singles ..
Pikul, Silversun Pickups
4. Pikul
Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups
5. Neck of the ..
Remixes - EP, Silversun Pickups
6. Remixes - EP
Neck of the Woods, Silversun Pickups
7. Neck of the ..
Swoon, Silversun Pickups
8. Swoon

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Lazy EyeCarnavas5:54$1.29
2.
Panic SwitchSwoon5:43$1.29
3.
PitNeck of the Woods4:39$1.29
4.
SubstitutionSwoon4:41$1.29
5.
CannibalSingles Collection3:44$1.29
6.
Dots and Dashes (Enough Already)Neck of the Woods5:06$1.29
7.
Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)Neck of the Woods5:10$1.29
8.
Catch & ReleaseSwoon4:39$1.29
9.
Growing Old Is Getting OldSwoon5:53$1.29
10.
Lazy EyeSingles Collection5:54$1.29
11.
Little Lover's so PoliteCarnavas4:58$1.29
12.
Kissing FamiliesPikul4:50$1.29
13.
Make BelieveNeck of the Woods5:13$1.29
14.
SurroundedSwoon4:45$1.29
15.
Sort OfSwoon5:27$1.29
16.
DrainingSwoon4:55$1.29
17.
It's Nice to Know You Work AloneSwoon4:46$1.29
18.
Royal WeSwoon4:47$1.29
19.
There's No Secrets This YearSwoon5:33$1.29
20.
Dots and Dashes (Enough Already)Singles Collection5:08$1.29
21.
PitSingles Collection4:41$1.29
22.
Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)Singles Collection5:10$1.29
23.
Royal WeSingles Collection4:47$1.29
24.
SubstitutionSingles Collection4:41$1.29
25.
Panic SwitchSingles Collection5:43$1.29

Top Music Videos

Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings), Silversun Pickups
1. Bloody Mary (...
Lazy Eye (Closed-Captioned), Silversun Pickups
2. Lazy Eye (Clo...
Well Thought Out Twinkles, Silversun Pickups
3. Well Thought ...
Little Lover's So Polite (Closed-Captioned), Silversun Pickups
4. Little Lover'...


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