Posts Tagged Silversun Pickups
2011 is nearly behind us. Many other blogs are focused on the past 2011 albums, but not me. 2012 is going to be a great year of indie rock and roll! I’ve compiled a short list of upcoming albums to drool over that should be dropping sometime in 2012.
Authors note: While reading this post, please listen to some of the samples I have laid out for you. I can assure that it will help to get my point across.
An acquaintance and I found ourselves in a discussion about the Grammys yesterday. She loves the award show and wanted to know my opinion on the album of the year, seeing as how I “looked like someone who knew something about music” (aw shucks). I had to tell her that I love music… so I DIDN’T watch the Grammys. Let’s just say that after that comment she wasn’t really interested in anything else I had to say.
I’m going to be traveling to the hipster capital of the world Portland next week. I will be there visiting a high school friend, but I should have ample opportunities to try and track down one of my all time favorite bands The Cribs. Rumor has it that they are currently busy at work conjuring a new album. I want to ask them about the new album and how its feels to get back to their roots as three member band. Other than that I plan on trolling through record stores and avoiding Pabst Blue Ribbon.
Its that time of year again. Spring break is right around the corner, which for many young people means an epic road trip. This post will be a short play list of suggested driving songs. I’ve also been able to drag up a seldom heard B side from the good old days of Death Cab for Cutie “Spring Break Broke.”
On Friday I was DJing on KGLT and I picked “Bookworm Devil” off of the Silversun Pickups first album Pikul. I hadn’t heard that song in probably four years. I wasn’t thinking much about it until it started playing. I had to stop what I was doing and turn the song up. I forgot just how amazing their first album is. If you haven’t heard the Silversun Pickups they are certainly worth a trip down to your local record store.
For a short album, only seven songs, Pikul is pretty varied in the songs composition. I think that a varied album is a critical element in a truly fantastic album.