Silversun Pickups is a Los Angeles, California based Indie-alternative rock quartet who burst on the music scene during 2002. The band is comprised of Brian Aubert on lead vocals and lead guitar, Nikki Monninger on vocals and bass, Christopher Guanlao on drums, and Joe Lester on keyboard. Previous members included rhythm guitarist Jack Kennedy and drummer Elvira Gonzales.
Silversun Pickups blends tremendously distinct musical elements, including distorted guitars and thought provoking lyrics, to produce a sound quite unlike most bands of the same genre. Heavily influenced by My Bloody Valentine, the Pixies, The Velvet Underground, Modest Mouse, and Sunny Day Real Estate, the Silversun Pickups capture an essence of musical ingenuity previously unmatched by other musical groups. From the first note, Silversun Pickups manage to evoke a feeling of "full emptiness" blended with hauntingly realistic lyrics and amazing instrumentals.
In July 2005, the Silversun Pickups released their debut extended play recording entitled Pikul. The band's full length debut album, entitled Carnavas, followed with its July 26, 2006 release. On April 14, 2009, the band released their second full length album entitled Swoon.
Here are the 10 Best Silversun Pickups Songs: