The Music Warrior

Forcing Music down the throats of the unreceptive since 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Silversun Pickups- Carnavas

For anyone who purchased or downloaded a copy of the Pikul EP last year, or even those that found the single "Kissing Familes" available as a free song download on a variety of music websites, you may already be familiar with this L.Al band's sound, as well as their general propensity towards awesomeness.

For those that haven't, familiarize yourselves by checking out the MP3s of this article, or going to the band's official website, where their EP is available streaming.

The first full length by Silversun Pickups, due out July 25th, is called Carnavas, and has successfully wormed its way into my head already, despite my acquisition of a leaked copy of the album just this weekend.

Mix the rock tendencies of early era Smashing Pumpkins with the shoegaze of My Bloody Valentine, and you get an album that, upon a few listens, causes you to think "these guys are gonna be HUGE."

Who knows if they will, but they've managed to take the sound of "Kissing Families" (which was the 2nd best song of last year, in my opinion), and stretch it over this 11 track solid album. There are no tracks that really miss, and those that hit hit you hard, fast, and with such an enthusiasm that you find yourself bouncing along to the heavy guitar and bass lines.

Leave it to the Silversun Pickups to make you wish it were late July now.

Silversun Pickups- Lazy Eye
Silversun Pickups- Common Reactor

Silversun Pickups- Dream at Tempo 119