In 2006, the California band Silversun Pickups released their first full-length album, “Carnavas.” From it came four hit tracks, the most memorable of which, a topic fans love to debate, is easily “Well Thought Out Twinkies.” The track was a battle of power between every single member of the band; a war that electrified senses through newly bought iPods or via scratched surfaces of burned compact and micro-discs. The moods, energies, angst and manic destruction that the track triggered raged through festivals across the globe and that sound eased into their sophomore album “Swoon,” released in 2009.
The second album sacrificed the band’s capabilities to unleash their raw energies to instead hone their adept abilities as storytellers. This new refined sound helped “Panic Switch,” a creative representation of what a nervous breakdown is like, climb to the top of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, the first number one single for the band on any chart, anywhere. The band followed up the success of the first single with their next, “Substitution,” which featured a music video directed by the directorial-duo of Emmett and Brendan Malloy. The video was basically a game of musical chairs played amongst, “eight Amazon-type gorgeous girls,” said front man Brain Aubert.
Aubert and the gang return this year with their third album, “Neck of the Woods.” The fist single from the album, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings),” sounds to continue the Silversun Pickups evolution towards being a true innovative rock band, stretching their sound and songwriting abilities to its creative limits.
You be the judge: Watch the video for the new single and tell us what you think in the comment section below.