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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

I was introduced to the Silversun Pickups fairly recently. After I started the blog, so sometime in 2010. These guys are an indie rock band from the Los Angeles area in California. They got a pretty slow start back in 2002 or so. They were calling themselves 'A Couple Of Couples' back then, and playing small shows in that area. They changed their name based on a liquor store near where they lived at the time. This album dropped in 2006 - and that's when they started to blow up a bit. They did a lot of touring with rock group Wolfmother, and saw a solid following. Then they decided to tour across the pond, and then they made it. If you ever open for Foo Fighters overseas, you're going to get a HUGE audience. Foo Fighters over there are just gigantic for some reason. Never did figure that out. They've made a lot of pop culture cameos too. You can find their music in a variety of movies, tv shows and video games. Style wise, they use a lot of guitar distortion - and I'd maybe put them in a similar style as the Pixies. Their vocal is a little cleaner though, which is I suppose why some people put them in a pop genre. I disagree with that though - as I'd roll with Indie Rock all the way. There isn't a whole lot to not enjoy with this album. Maybe my only complaint would be it isn't longer. It's only 11 tracks, and I'd love to have listened to 15. This album is arranged perfectly and flows so well. Not a solid seller by any means, so check this out today and pick it up if you love it. They've dropped another album since this, and I'll check that out soon too. Until that day - bring on the Pickups!

1. Melatonin
2. Well Thought Out Twinkles
3. Checkered Floor
4. Little Lover's So Polite
5. Future Foe Scenarios
6. Waste It On
7. Lazy Eye
8. Rusted Wheel
9. Dream at Tempo 119
10. Three Seed
11. Common Reactor

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Lazy Eye
2. Little Lover's So Polite
3. Rusted Wheel

3.75 out of 5 stars

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