Anybody heard of the Silversun Pickups


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01-06-2006, 05:06 PM
Awesome band. The lead singer has a very nice voice and knows how to use it. Sure the guitar is no Hendrix, but it sounds pretty original and has a nice feel to it. First I heard ''Kissing Families'' and it blew me away, then I got into tunes like Booksmart devil, the fuzz, and creation lake... Overall, the guitar playing is great, the singing of both bassist (female) and lead singer (male) is pretty cool, and's a great band.

If you haven't heard of them, you can check them out at:

So does anyone else like them?

01-12-2006, 07:01 PM
nobody? ...

01-12-2006, 09:55 PM
I've taken a bit of a liking to them. They're nothing groundbreakng but they do what they do pretty well. May need to pick something up by them to get a real feeling for them.

01-18-2007, 07:11 PM
Yeah I think they are good I heard when they opened up for Wolfmother in december I bought some of their songs on itunes

01-19-2007, 12:33 PM
they're pretty good. the songs are catchy but just short of great. i think i've heard them in a few commercials lately. they get a lot of radio air play.

01-19-2007, 03:23 PM
I Just listened to a couple of songs...


01-19-2007, 05:09 PM
They are kinda good. the bass player Tanya Hayden, is Jack Black's wife.

01-19-2007, 09:18 PM
I've had their EP and full-length for quite a while and I think they're pretty good. It's a bit generic sounding, but good nonetheless.

01-21-2007, 06:32 PM
i don't like them for some reason.....meh material

Neil Aran
01-23-2007, 11:14 PM
They are kinda good. the bass player Tanya Hayden, is Jack Black's wife.

I believe you're thinking of a different band and/or bassist. The bassist for Silversun Pickups is Nikki Monninger (who is very cute, might I add).

But yeah, good band, I think they're catchy and enjoyable to listen to.

01-24-2007, 08:29 PM
^^ ya you are right I am thinking of another band.

01-25-2007, 07:41 PM
i saw them on mtv :[
this or last week.

01-26-2007, 12:01 AM
well thought out twinkles is their best song imo so far. I heard that their style was similar to the smashing pumpkins, checked em out and def similar with just a little less chances in song writing and missing the pipes of corgan. still pretty good though

01-26-2007, 03:36 AM
The voice is slightly irritating. Maybe it was just the one song I listened to, though.

01-26-2007, 03:34 PM
They are playing coachella

01-27-2007, 03:02 AM
They're good, but absolute smashing pumpkins ripoff.

01-27-2007, 03:45 PM
Yeah I got Carnavas the other day and it's pretty good. Gonna take a while to really form an opinion but Common Reactor, Well Thought out Twinkles and Lazy Eye are my favorite songs off that record. I haven't listened to enough Smashing Pumpkins to say if they are a rip off or not.

01-27-2007, 04:01 PM
their song 'lazy eye' was featured on the oc

01-27-2007, 04:33 PM
on saw these guys on my brithday last year with minus the bear and common market they were really good i bought there cd

the singer reminds me of a compantion of anthony green and conor obrest

01-30-2007, 04:16 AM
Pretty cool band, i have the album and EP. Favourite song would probably be Kissing Families (probably a little cliche but whatever), that solo and the final chorus is awesome.

Also i dont get the smashing pumpkins thing, i mean i hear an influence but i wouldn't say "they sound like the pumpkins"; Jimmy Chamberlin was never restricted to the same 4/4 beat throughout an entire song. The only similarities i can think of are nasal singer, chick bassist and a similar guitar tone in some songs. Silversun Pickups sound more like they're playing over a grid than the pumpkins ever did, if you know what i mean.

02-04-2007, 04:47 PM
i liked it
not my favorite band
but good

02-04-2007, 04:51 PM
I heard them over the summer at a shoe store, they were playing the video for "Kissing Families". So then I went and downloaded the song, and I liked it....

They're average I guess, I haven't heard too much though.

02-06-2007, 02:13 AM
i like them......i was reading this and had never ever heard of them.. but i clicked the link they're pretty good....

hey.. umm i know this sounds sooo dumb, but what are EPs?

02-07-2007, 02:53 AM
i've had a slight obssession with a few of their songs recently, i like them quite a bit. it's really catchy.

01-14-2008, 10:28 PM
the silversun pickups are awsome!

they're one of my new favorite bands, but I don't see the Smashing Pumpkins relationship, other than:

same initials - SP
girl bassist
Big Muff Pedal

I don't see any music realated similarities at all, but as you can see under my name, I love the Smashing Pumpkins too.

01-14-2008, 10:41 PM
11 month bump anyone? :p: anyway i've heard a few songs they're not bad kinda catchy. Now for the similarities between them and the pumpkins well the only similarities music wise is the same sorta tone they get on a few songs from using the same pedals as the pumpkins. I think that both in music wise and sonwriting wise the pumpkins blow them out of the water. But all in all not a bad little band

01-17-2008, 04:32 PM
I love me some Silversun Pickups.

The whole "Carnavas" album is great, IMO.

But, like people said before, they aren't groundbreaking. They just have a really good sound, and play some good stuff.

01-17-2008, 06:18 PM
I think these ( people like them.

I do, too. Very shoegaze-esque.

01-17-2008, 07:41 PM
Yea, they do have a shoegaze-y sound to them sometimes.

Especially songs like "Melatonin" and "Dream at Tempo 119", and the little effects barrage in the middle of "Well Thought Out Twinkles" (which is just ORGASMIC to play in real life. :)), among others.

01-17-2008, 07:54 PM
I liked them before they sold out :p:

01-17-2008, 10:52 PM
Yea, they do have a shoegaze-y sound to them sometimes.

Especially songs like "Melatonin"...
That's my favorite song by them. Ever.

I liked them before they sold out
kwit bein such an indy snob lolz

bah humbug
01-19-2008, 05:35 PM
I think these ( people like them.

I do, too. Very shoegaze-esque.
The first two posts are "meh" :haha

01-25-2008, 07:12 PM
See, I adore them. Not original, granted, but great melodies and a good bit of menace. Well Thought Out Twinkles and especially Future Foe Scenarios sound so threatening.

I prefer them to the Pumpkins actually, better singer. I also see some conenctions to My Bloody Valentine, or is that just me?

01-25-2008, 07:19 PM
That's my favorite song by them. Ever.

Yea, it's definitely up there for me. "Well Thought Out Twinkles" is up there for me, because I can play it, and I usually have a slight bias for songs I know how to play.

But "Melatonin" is definitely #2 or tied for first.

"Future Foe Scenarios" is also great. The whole album is fantastic, but those stick out, IMO.