Saturday, November 14, 2009

Silversun Pickups: Hot, or Not? says this is the "sexiest game of musical chairs ever played", but I don't get it. The bandmembers ain't that good-looking. I mean, the sunburst guitar is definitely hot, and the translucent sky blue drums might turn you on, but otherwise? It's the same old quality dream-rock you can expect from the Pickups, a bit like the Smashing Pumpkins but with better vocals and less drama.

Anyhow, here's one of the band's more popular songs if you missed out. I think it's a brilliantly-crafted piece of moody post-Pumpkins joy, nothing's wasted, every instrument or voice adds to its triumph.

Here's one more, no concept to this video, but you should know by now I don't care too much about the visuals, it's the sound I love. This one gives you more of the heavy psychedelic-influenced pop/rock the band is so good at creating, with punishing drums and slashing guitars carving out a path to a somehow always intimate-sounding voice.

What the hey, here's one more. Supposedly this one was directed by Joaquin Phoenix.

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