Photos and Setlist: Silversun Pickups at Austin City Limits Festival
... Los Angeles-based quartet Silversun Pickups
returned to the Samsung Galaxy stage at about peak afternoon heat time on Saturday afternoon for their week 2 do-over. The band cranked through an hour-long, 10-song set that in part continued the ongoing celebration of bassist Nikki Monnington's return to the band after giving birth to twins. Monnington took a 9-month break late last year, and the band replaced her with Sarah Negahdari on bass and vocals for the duration. Monnington returned to the tour in July, but that fact still earned a shout-out from lead singer Brian Aubert mid-set. And, as has been the case in years past, ACL comes through at the end of the tour, in this case for 2012's "Neck of the Woods" that puts the pieces in motion for the band to take a break and begin work on new material. Photos and Setlist: Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups post video
... Los Angeles alt rock band Silversun Pickups
have released a new music video for their song 'Dots and Dashes (Enough Already)', which is taken from their 2012 release, Neck Of The Woods.You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u33g0vlGaPM&feature;=youtu.be StumbleTwitter Silversun Pickups
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Celebrate summer love with the new Silversun Pickups video
... Silversun Pickups
' latest record, Neck Of The Woods, came out about a year ago, but the group is still plugging away on those tunes and has released a brand new video. The clip for "Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)" premieres today on The A.V. Club, and it's a hazy, lazy look at young, summer love. It's a little bit Sofia Coppola, and should make even the biggest codger want to dash out of work and take an illicit dip in the neighbor's pool. SSPU
is on tour now, and dates are below. Silversun Pickups
tour 2013 July 31--Minglewood Hall--Memphis, Tennessee Aug. 1--The Handlebar--Greenville, South Carolina Aug. 2--Red Hat Amphitheatre--Raleigh, North Carolina Aug. 4--Osheaga Festival--Parc Jean Drapeau Aug. 5--The Capitol Theatre--Port Chester, New York Aug. 7--The Paramount--Huntington, New York Aug. 8--Agora Theatre--Cleveland, Ohio Sept. 14--Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre--Maryland Heights, Missouri Sept. 20--Sleep Train Amphitheatre--Chula Vista, California Oct. 5 & 12--Austin City Limits--Austin, Texas More Great Job, Internet! Listen to Pogo's new and magical trip-hop mashup of Mary Poppins sounds Celebrate summer love with the new Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups (2002-)
Brian Aubert (vocals, guitar)
Christopher Guanlao (drums)
Joe Lester (keyboards)
Nikki Monninger (bass, vocals)
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Silversun Pickups began in 2002 as A Couple of Couples, as the band was literally a couple of romantically linked couples. However, this was before they got serious and went through a lineup change. Their current name is derived from a liquor store across the street from the Silver Lake Lounge, a bar the band would frequently play in their early days in L.A.
In 2010, Silversun Pickups was nominated for the Best New Artist Grammy award. The nomination drew some controversy, however, as many fans argued that the band was very well known prior to the 2008-2009 nominating year. The band lost the award to Country/Jam rockers Zac Brown Band.
Silversun Pickups' hit single "Panic Switch" almost didn't make it on their 2009 album Swoon. The song was a last minute addition and several members considered it an afterthought or filler track. Singer Brian Aubert says the song is partly about having a nervous breakdown, a common theme on the entire Swoon album.
Silversun Pickups' breakout hit "Lazy Eye" has been featured on a number of TV shows and video games. The track has appeared on the shows The O.C., Criminal Minds, and Reaper, as well as the games Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero: World Tour.
Silversun Pickups bassist Nikki Monninger says she doesn't mind that her band is constantly compared to the Smashing Pumpkins because she considers the Pumpkins to be "a great band." Monninger even says she happened to run into Pumpkins' frontman Billy Corgan while eating Sunday brunch in L.A. Monninger introduced herself, told him she was a big fan, and said Corgan was "very nice."
Before making it with Silversun Pickups, bassist Nikki Monninger worked at record labels, including Warner Brothers and Epic Records. Her last position before quitting to join the band full-time was at Rhino Entertainment, where she worked on DVD production.
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