Silversun PickupsLos Angeles, CA

It’s no secret that Silversun Pickups score the soundtrack for the cacophony and quiet of the urban environment. Their songs curl like a sleeping dragon around the foothills, soar between the skyscrapers, and slouch in the shadows of forbidden offramps and skid row.

Now, three years after their second record, Silversun Pickups are currently in Topanga, CA, working on their highly anticipated new record, Neck of the Woods, with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Weezer, REM, Snow Patrol). The record will be released on May 8, 2012 on the band’s longtime home, Dangerbird Records.

Silversun Pickups have sold over 1 million records worldwide. Their first EP, Pikul, was released in 2005. While it hinted at great things to come, no one was quite prepared for the explosion of the band’s debut LP, Carnavas. Released in 2006, the record peaked at #81 on the Billboard Top 200 and was the #1 Alternative and Independent record for four consecutive weeks. The fantastic single, “Lazy Eye,” peaked at #4 at Modern Rock. In 2009, SSPU followed up with the equally powerful Swoon. That record debuted at #7 on the Billboard Top 200 and was in that chart for over 22 weeks on the strength of the #1 Modern Rock smash, “Panic Switch.” On November 25, 2011, they released the limited edition Seasick 10” to support independent retail.

Silversun Pickups came of age in Los Angeles’ multicultural, bohemian enclave, Silver Lake, where the members learned to overcome their fears through playing in the organic network of clubs and bars that birthed Beck and Elliott Smith. 

“When we were starting out, we were too shy to turn up the volume. Now we’re not afraid to get loud,” Aubert says. “I used to be nervous to go to the mic, now I swallow it.” 

As Carnavas snowballed into an avalanche of critical praise, landed them on the Billboard charts and gained recognition from nose-turning indie rockers and mainstream pop lovers alike, frontman Aubert slowly realized that Silversun Pickups’ musical landscape was changing too. “We were landing on charts in countries I’d never been too, like Chile and all over South America. Things were changing fast.” 

After two-plus years of touring, the band returned home to a different place than they had left. “It was a dark time when we got back. We had to water the relationships that we had neglected over those two years, and I think this darkness came out on our second record,” Aubert says.

From Silversun Pickups' Facebook Page 

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Silversun Pickups in the CD102.5 Big Room

January 12th, 2016

Brian talking about the Ice Cream Truck at the LC show on 6/10/13

June 10th, 2013

Silversun Pickups in the CD102.5 Big Room

December 9th, 2012

Silversun Pickups - Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Video

June 12th, 2012

Silverson Pickups - Substitution

September 15th, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Woon

April 14th, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Well Thought Out Twinkles Video

March 20th, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye Video

March 20th, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite Video

March 20th, 2009

Silversun Pickups - Swoon Video

March 20th, 2009

Silversun Pickups- Lazy Eye

July 25th, 2006

Silversun Pickups- Well Thought Out Twinkles

July 25th, 2006

Silversun Pickups- Little Lover's So Polite

July 25th, 2006

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