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hi this is my introduce myself post and i quite like this band post. i was wondering what erryone else thought. roughly 45% of you seem to have impecable taste when it comes to this sort of thing. for what its worth i think they sound like the intelligent ver of placebo that indie needed. (bracing for the backlash)...

cracker killer (crackerkiller), Thursday, 1 June 2006 18:57 (twelve years ago) Permalink

went to see them at sxsw, left after 3 songs. maybe they're better on record?

6335, Thursday, 1 June 2006 19:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

absolute crap. totally boring. that guy has a terrible voice (and i don't even mine that he sometimes like a girl). plus, their live presence is just....awful.

kay bay, Thursday, 1 June 2006 21:50 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I'll be back for the revive in early 2007 when I've stopped laughing.

Pat Triptych Spenser (noodle vague), Thursday, 1 June 2006 21:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Obviously kay bay has seen plenty of Silversun Pickups shows to judge from. Especially considering there is a girl in the band. That sings.

jonviachicago (jonviachicago), Thursday, 1 June 2006 21:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i liked kissing families and the 2 songs from the new album i've heard sound pretty good.

i don't really see the Placebo comparison at all though. indie doesn't need an "intelligent" ver of anything.

pinder (pinder), Thursday, 1 June 2006 22:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

srsly, i like my indie stupid

Steve Goldberg (Steve Goldberg), Thursday, 1 June 2006 23:42 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Let's repurpose "IDM" as "Indie Dumb Music".

Shoes say, yeah, no hands clap your good bra. (goodbra), Friday, 2 June 2006 03:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

...All the Go Inbetweens is a great song. Heard a track off their new full length on the radio tonight and was unimpressed.

Mr. Silverback (Mr. Silverback), Monday, 5 June 2006 05:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Haven't heard the full-length yet but I've seen 'em a bunch. I dig 'em. Nikki is teh cuet.

rogermexico (rogermexico), Saturday, 19 August 2006 04:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
i like this record surprisingly. i mean for a kind of hyped band that gets a bunch of radio airplay I think it's alright; it's definitely very early 90's and sounds like they spent a lot of time listening to Gish.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 2 February 2007 21:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I hadn't put it on in a while but I still like them.

Sundar (sundar), Friday, 2 February 2007 22:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

oh that's the thread i was looking for. sandboxed. oh well. anyway yeah it's an alright record! 'm surprised.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 2 February 2007 23:04 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Funny the Gish comment. I was thinking just that - only I was thinking Siamese Dream. Probably both. I like the record. Quite a few tunes that were good to rock out to in the car over the summer. The EP is good too. Kissing Families is a great tune. I love the lead guitar when it does the little bend thing. Theres another band on the same label called Darker My Love that sounds quite Ride-ish.

Sir Echo (Sir Echo), Saturday, 3 February 2007 05:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Oh man, I can't stop listening to "Lazy Eye."

jaymc, Thursday, 8 March 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Good on ya jaymc - time for a spups backlash-backlash!

For me it's "Well Thought Out Twinkles," though it is odd to now be hearing this on KROQ. Are they, like, going to break now that the backlash has already happened. Genius.

nurogermexico, Thursday, 8 March 2007 20:46 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I still love this band.

Ben Boyerrr, Friday, 9 March 2007 00:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They must be getting somewhere finally, I was at Target the other night and there was at least fifteen copies there. More than even the new Fall Out Boy.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 9 March 2007 04:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

this band is painfully derivative and lame.

tornup_andhurt, Saturday, 10 March 2007 20:36 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the video i saw has loads of horrible indie rawk types in it.

keythkeyth, Saturday, 10 March 2007 21:58 (twelve years ago) Permalink

i like that song with all the skinny pretty kids in the vid it reminds me of 120 minutes

chaki, Saturday, 10 March 2007 22:43 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I feel so late on the hype, but "Lazy Eye" woke me up out of nowhere on the radio two months ago and I've been hooked ever since.
I really like the Curtis Vodka remix, too, but I feel like I need to find one (purchase?) at a higher bit rate. Unless the one floating around is the most it goes.

Yeah, the getting somewhere, I just got the album today and I'm rather surprised that I'm liking it, too. I kind of want more out of the percussion, though.

mox twelve, Wednesday, 13 June 2007 23:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that curtis vodka remix of lazy eye is le crappe

the awful sound is not bit rate induced, i assure you.

The Macallan 18 Year, Thursday, 14 June 2007 00:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

well if you can trump it with something. because i'm listening to it now...and it's guilty but I like it. I just want a sharper beat underneath. because it comes in not so exciting but I let the rest of it find me anyway.

mox twelve, Thursday, 14 June 2007 00:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Lazy Eye" is a good song

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 24 June 2007 18:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I totally get why they are compared to early Pumpkins but at the same time I don't, they capture the mood but the sound is v. different

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 24 June 2007 18:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I hope for this band's sake that roger mexico is the only person that casually refers to them as "spups"

Alex in Baltimore, Sunday, 24 June 2007 18:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I totally get why they are compared to early Pumpkins

SP came on the radio this morning and thought was "Man these guys are gonna be the Interpol/Rapture of the soon-come early 90s revival."

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 16 July 2007 14:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

This band is OK on the shoegazey songs where just the girl sings, but the dude has an awful nu-emo shouty voice that just doesn't fit with the music.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:38 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I hate this band because they make downloading songs by late '90s britpop legends Silver Sun difficult.

acrobat, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 10:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Saw them play last night. Good show - I'm cool with the whole Pumpkins/Breeders comparisons though. There's many, many worse bands to be compared with. Whiny emo singer guy should probably give the audience interaction thing a miss though.

SeekAltRoute, Sunday, 16 September 2007 20:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"lazy eye" reminds me less of smashing pumpkins and more of the dambuilders, sunny day real estate, spent, and maybe swervedriver, the stuff that perhaps mid-era smashing pumpkins were also being influenced by.

it's an interesting song, it's as if the last 15 years never happened. I give it an A-.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 06:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i know i'm always so late on the great pop songs!!! i can't help it.

Steve Shasta, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 06:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the faster version they played on letterman is better.

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 20 November 2007 06:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'future foe scenarios' is the only track by them that's made its way into my head

ciderpress, Tuesday, 20 November 2007 08:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hey "Lazy Eye" is good

milo z, Sunday, 13 January 2008 06:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

don't really get the Pumpkins comparisons, not heavy or dreamy enough

"Kissing Families" sounds a lot like The Get Up Kids or pre-Middle Jimmy Eat World, though

milo z, Sunday, 13 January 2008 06:53 (eleven years ago) Permalink

which songs have the lady bass player singing?

milo z, Sunday, 13 January 2008 06:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

SP came on the radio this morning and thought was "Man these guys are gonna be the Interpol/Rapture of the soon-come early 90s revival."

-- BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, July 16, 2007 2:13 PM

I'm not sure if I stand by this comment or not.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 13 January 2008 07:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you're wrong on that. silversun pickups are not gonna be new/fresh enough when the 90s revival hits. they'll find some new band still playing their first dozen live shows to hype instead.

stephen, Sunday, 13 January 2008 07:28 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Prob right

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 13 January 2008 08:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Swoon avail for preorder on Amazon, release sked Apr 14

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51oUXK3LBnL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

butt-rock miyagi (rogermexico.), Monday, 23 February 2009 23:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I'm liking this new album. Unexpectedly.

Mordy, Saturday, 28 March 2009 23:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

i like this. i am as baffled as you are.

7th joker card is rhe crul ringmaster (jjjusten), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 07:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

I need to listen! I love "Panic Switch."

look for the middle-aged man wearing a sonic youth t-shirt (Tape Store), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 07:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Both albums are kinda front-loaded.. if you take the 1st 7 songs from carnavas and the first 5 songs from swoon, it's as solid as a record can get.

billstevejim, Thursday, 7 January 2010 06:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

the acoustic performance they keep playing on Palladia is all i know of 'em

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGtPyeXKFAA

natlawdp, Monday, 4 April 2011 18:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...

http://silversunpickups.com/img/products/ultimate-package.jpg

Neck of the Woods is the upcoming third full-length studio album by Los Angeles band Silversun Pickups. The album is to be released on May 8, 2012 on Dangerbird Spain; it will contain eleven tracks.dy Mary (Nerve Endings)." The first single "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)" was released via the band's official YouTube channel on March 25th.

No. Title Length
1. "Skin Graph"
2. "Make Believe"
3. "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)"
4. "Busy Bees"
5. "Here We Are (Chancer)"
6. "Mean Spirits"
7. "Simmer"
8. "The Pit"
9. "Dots and Dashes (Enough Already)"
10. "Gun-Shy Sunshine"
11. "Out Of Breath"

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 02:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

ha, that is what i get for trying to fix it.

i so need an edit button...

good luck Peeta Mellark (Bee OK), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 03:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

The Royal We was 2010's Whirring except a little better

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 04:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

i was wondering what erryone else thought.

buzza, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:48 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hi therre!

dies irate (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

didn't get too into the new album

but they're on letterman tonight

fauxmarc, Monday, 4 June 2012 19:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I kinda felt like there was a couple of directions they could've taken their sound and the new album was the one I really hoped the avoided.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:49 (six years ago) Permalink

a few of the songs are great

you could build a great album out of all three records and i tried http://open.spotify.com/user/unbornwhiskey/playlist/6xz1ZTisxz3ecFFU93LeWI

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:50 (six years ago) Permalink

sings like a girl

Poliopolice, Monday, 4 June 2012 19:52 (six years ago) Permalink

uh, great commentary.

fauxmarc, Monday, 4 June 2012 19:54 (six years ago) Permalink

most notable thing about them

Poliopolice, Monday, 4 June 2012 20:15 (six years ago) Permalink

I am kinda bummed about this album..

you could build a great album out of all three records
I'd choose 7 songs from Carnavas and 6 songs from Swoon.. and nothing from the new one. :(

billstevejim, Monday, 4 June 2012 21:33 (six years ago) Permalink

unless the new one contains some massive growers that haven't stuck in my head just yet

billstevejim, Monday, 4 June 2012 21:34 (six years ago) Permalink

"simmer" and "the pit" are both really great, "simmer" particularly in the vein of "the royal we." that build

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Monday, 4 June 2012 21:50 (six years ago) Permalink

did the letterman thing as an hour-long concert online exclusive thing

http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/silversun_pickups/video/

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

The chorus of "Bloody Mary" is constantly in my head. And they had a stopgap EP thing from last year, and the first song on that is really great - "Seasick." I would add those to your ideal album playlist.

She Got the Shakes, Tuesday, 5 June 2012 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah "bloody mary"'s really worked its way in. "seasick" was on an original draft of the playlist but it felt distinctly lesser than the other songs.

Whiney vs. (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

they're putting out a greatest hits which looks like it'll probably be their best album

01) Kissing Families
02) Lazy Eye
03) Well Thought Out Twinkles
04) Little Lover's So Polite
05) Panic Switch
06) Substitution
07) The Royal We
08) Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
09) The Pit
10) Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)
11) Cannibal

new song kicks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYjunrxUyAc

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 6 January 2014 17:49 (five years ago) Permalink

They had a two song single for the last Record Store Black Friday thing and it was supposedly two Carnavas-era songs recently recorded, but I can't find it streaming anywhere. Curious to hear it.

Walter Galt, Monday, 6 January 2014 23:31 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

new album is totally their best, and proceeds logically from "cannibal"

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 22 September 2015 05:40 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nsJ8hnRkW4

new album, widow's weeds, out june 7. reportedly produced by butch vig. new song is amazing

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Great video, good song. I don't think I've heard anything from this group since they sounded like Smashing Pumpkins; this one has more in common with DCFC. More importantly. Silversun Pickups - do they make a good living?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 11 April 2019 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

this is good

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Thursday, 11 April 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

absolutely in love with the guitar tone in this

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't wait to hear this, but can confirm that the video looks terrible without sound.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 11 April 2019 22:13 (one week ago) Permalink


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