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Silversun Pickups
Silversun Pickups

Still fairly new to the music scene and not much history to report on these guys but out of the LA indie scene comes a band very reminscent of The Smashing Pumpkins. Silversun Pickups has been touring the LA club scene for many years and have only now have started to become popular in the mainstream press. They have a big underground following after the debut of the first EP entitled Pikul.

The band's sound encompassing multiple overdubs of distorted guitars and often compared to The Smashing Pumpkins. The band members have said they are heavily influenced by My Bloody Valentine, the Velvet Underground, Elliott Smith, Sonic Youth, Sweet, Modest Mouse, and Secret Machines.

Their song "Lazy Eye" is featured on Rock Band 2 as well as Guitar Hero: World Tour.


Brian Aubert - guitar/vocals

Nikki Monninger - bass/vocals

Chris Guanlao - drums

Joe Lester - keyboards

Tanya Haden - Cello


Carnavas - 2006

Swoon - 2009


Lazy Eye

Well Thought Out Twinkles