Silversun Pickups – Well Thought Out Twinkles
If I had started this blog two years ago, I would have written up their song “Lazy Eye,” but at this point, it has appeared in so many car commercials and been played on so many young professionals’ car stereos that I thought it would be best to emphasize the fact that the Silversun Pickups are not a one hit wonder.
Well Thought Out Twinkles bring the Smashing Pumpkins-esque sound as well as any of their other jams. With a female bassist, also a la the Smashing Pumpkins, the Silversun Pickups could even pass for the Pumpkins by a casual observer – if only Brian Aubert shaved his head.
Also like the Smashing Pumpkins, let’s hope that they don’t get overly involved in electronic experimentation, and start recording soundtrack music for really, really bad movies.
Random Thought: One could say that the Silversun Pickups revitalize 90s Alternative Rock similar to how The Hold Steady revitalize 70s Rock and Roll.