Silversun Pickups Record Release Party
September 23, 2015
Long Beach, CA
By: Nevra Azerkan
Rating: [The Breakdown]
Silversun Pickups had their record release party for Better Nature at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA. Brian and Nikki performed an acoustic set that included: “Nightlight”, “Circadian Rhythm”, “Panic Switch”, “Latchkey Kids”, “Kissing Families”, “The Pit”, “Lazy Eye”, and “Growing Old is Getting Old.” The two would introduce songs, exchange banter, tell stories and Brian disappeared once mid-song to get some beer.
The store was packed and every single fan was mesmerized with the duo. Afterwards, the entire band was on hand to sign records for everyone in attendance. They chatted up with fans and were delighted to meet everyone in line.
The event was a nice treat to introduce the new album and a rare opportunity to spend some time with the band. The atmosphere was chill and welcoming, exactly like SSPU.
will release their new album, Better Nature
, on September 25, 2015
through the band’s new self-owned label, New Machine Recordings. Better Nature
is available now for pre-order through silversunpickups.com
. You can order a limited edition signed 2-disc vinyl bundle, signed handwritten lyric sheets, art proofs, exclusive t-shirt, SSPU nightlight (which looks super awesome) and more.
Their tracks, “Circadian Rhythm” and “Nightlight” are available for instant download on iTunes and PledgeMusic when the album is pre-ordered. Tracklisting for the album is below.
Cradle (Better Nature)
Pins & Needles
Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
The Wild Kind
The entire concept of this song and the song itself is amazing. “Goons (Baby I Need It All)” by Mona takes on the well-known quote from Frank Sinatra in which he said, “Rock n’ Roll smells phony and false. It is sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons.” Gotta love Frank, but he had no idea what the hell he was talking about. Mona gives us a rock and roll anthem with this track and it is incredibly catchy. We need more songs like this out right now. Listen to the track above and see if it doesn’t get your head bouncing!
If you like what you hear you can pick up the band’s second album, Torches & Pitchforks on July 23rd on Mercury Records. The band will then headline a tour, followed by six shows supporting Silversun Pickups. See tour dates below. Continue Reading