Tag: Silversun Pickups
Sometimes you just can’t get away from the past. When Prince changed his stage name to a strange, hieroglyph-like symbol, people simply referred to him as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. In much the same way, Nottingham funk/soul outfit Crazy P have often had trouble distancing themselves from their old moniker, Crazy Penis. It’s not really hard to guess why.
Posted: November 12th, 2012 under Brag 488, Music, Music - Interview.
Tags: Beck, Beirut, Ben Folds Five, Cake, Crazy P, Fuck Buttons, Grizzly Bear, Harvest Festival, Liars, Morgan Richards, Santigold, Sigur Rós, Silversun Pickups, The Spice Cellar
In 2006, Los Angeles four-piece Silversun Pickups became a youth radio staple with their debut single ‘Lazy Eye’ – and it’s easy to see why. With its perfect combination of pressure-cooker vocal punch and a ridiculously simple and infectious guitar line, it makes you want to dance around your bedroom alone while your cat observes in disdain. But despite selling a bunch of records on the back of that one song, the band seems to have fallen into semi-obscurity. Their sophomore album Swoon in 2009 (which actually had a few great songs) is now sales-bin fodder, and they are yet to recapture the genius that was that breakthrough track. With Neck Of The Woods, the band ventures towards new-romantic synth pop to counter-balance the stadium rock riffage.
Los Angeles alt-rockers Silversun Pickups have been on a steady trajectory since the release of their Pikul EP in 2005, but chatting to the band’s frontman and guitarist Brian Aubert proves that success and humility can go hand-in-hand.
Silversun Pickups The Record Vs The Road By Caitlin Welsh It’s over an hour past the time that my chat with the Silversun Pickups’ keyboardist was supposed to start, and a relieved label rep has finally got hold of Joe Lester. He is apologetic, but unruffled: “Oh yeah. I goofed. I realised it was time [...]