The newest band on the hot rock block is Silversun Pickups. The SoCal-based quartet is wrapping up a two-month tour with Grammy-nominated group Snow Patrol and Grammy winners OK Go. They've recently broken into Billboard's Top Ten Modern Rock Tracks chart with the single "Lazy Eye".
Before they head to the Coachella Festival, where they'll share the stage with Bjork and Arctic Monkeys, Silversun Pickups spoke to Seattle Gay News. Drummer Christopher Guanlao phoned us directly from a parking lot in St. Louis last week, after a festive night of partying.
In December, Seattle Gay News selected Silversun Pickups' "Well Thought Out Twinkles" as the Best Single/Track of 2006 and the unit's full-length release, Carnavas, amongst its list of the year's top ten albums/CDs. Watch the cool music video for "Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=bg68lDaisig&mode=related&search.
Named one of "Eight Artists to Watch For in 2007" by Seattle Gay News, we're extremely pleased to feature an interview with Christopher Guanlao of Silversun Pickups in "The Music Lounge" this Friday, April 13, the exact night the star-bound ensemble plays a sold out show at Neumos (on Capitol Hill).
Grab a copy of the Seattle Gay News on Friday and get familiar with Silversun Pickups. And, pick up a copy of the band's electrifying debut Carnavas at Easy Street Records or a favorite record store near you.