Watch a new, Aisha Tyler-directed video about Silversun Pickups
... Archer star Aisha Tyler may have starred in a boatload of movies and TV shows, but she's only directed one thing to date: a 2010 short called Committed. That's changed now, as she's just filmed, directed, and edited another short, Simmer, about the Silversun Pickups
tour. Set to the track of the same name from the band's latest record, Neck Of The Woods, Tyler's clip is all arty black and white, and features a bunch of shots of pedals and guitar cords. It's not the most original thing in the world, but hey, Aisha Tyler! Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups, Bad Books @ The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair (Pi | Prefix
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, Bad Books performing at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ (May 5, 2013)Previous · Silversun Pickups
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Silversun Pickups, School Of Seven Bells, Atlas Genius @ Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica 9/13/12
... 20 Photos » It was a special homecoming show for Silversun Pickups
as it was the last to feature bassist Nikki Monninger who will be on maternity leave while she delivers her twin girls. Sarah Negahdari from the Happy Hollows will be filling in on bass for the remaining tour dates. School Of Seven Bells made a great addition to the bill unfurling their hazy songs from their latest album, Ghostory. Atlas Genius by the way of Australia provided additional sonic support. Check out the pictures above and the setlist below. SETLIST 01 "Skin Graph" 02 "The Royal We" 03 "Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) 04 "Simmer" 05 "Here We Are (Chancer) 06 "Substitution" 07 "Mean Spirits" 08 "The Pit" 09 "Catch And Release" 10 "Panic Switch" 11 "Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)" 12 "Lazy Eye" 13 "Busy Bees" 14 "Out Of Breath" 15 "Kissing Families" 16 "Well Thought Out Twinkles" 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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Bass Player Scott Edwards
Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."