Silversun Pickups new album comes from my neck of the woods.
Today I had the distinct pleasure of listening to the new Silversun Pickups album Neck of the Woods. Silversun Pickups are one of the greatest bands that I have stumbled upon in the past ten years.
I will never forget that night in March when my ears were graced with the melodic genius that is this Silversun Pickups. I wasn’t expecting much from the band when they entered the stage, but I was blown away by the explosiveness that came from these four incredibly talented musicians. I remember instantly falling in love and from that point on I was hooked. I went home and downloaded all their albums and became obsessed with their unique sound.
Recently the band released there third full length album. Neck of the Woods has the same familiar sound as the previous two albums with a touch of a new more experimental feel. Brian’s distinct vocals lend perfectly to the distorted sound of a rhythmic guitar and bass line. The soft undertones of Nikki’s background vocals add a layer of complexity that can find you lost in many of their tracks. The layers seem to develop very organically for this band and for fans of bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and other alt rock they will provide hours of audible enjoyment.
With another excellent full length album under their belt Silversun Pickups are a band with limitless potential. Their unique sound sets them apart from most artist. Instead of joining the techno, dance, electronica trend this band has stayed true to their original sound and instead of focusing on following trends has worked to further develop what they do best. Friends do yourselves a favor and pick up this album and the two prior in the iTunes store.