It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
 Upgrade  sign up   |   help   |  
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

Free personalized radio that
plays the music you love

Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Silversun Pickups

Los Angeles indie rockers whose organic but richly atmospheric sound (and their subsequent critical and commercial success) helped put the uber-hip Silver Lake scene on the map, Silversun Pickups were formed in 2002, initially using the name A Couple of Couples. The original handle reflected the fact that in the band's first lineup, lead guitarist Brian Aubert was romantically involved with drummer Elvira Gonzales, while rhythm guitarist Jack Kennedy was in a relationship with bassist Nikki Monninger. However, after both couples broke up, the group went through some personnel changes, and in 2003 Gonzales and Kennedy left the band, with keyboard player Joe Lester taking over for the absent guitarist and Christopher Guanlao becoming their new drummer.

Taking on the new name Silversun Pickups, the group became regulars at trendy rock clubs such as Spaceland and the Silverlake Lounge, and developed a committed fan following. In July 2005, Silversun Pickups released their debut EP, a six-song EP (seven if you include the hidden bonus track) called Pikul. The EP was released by noted indie label Dangerbird Records, which brought out the group's first full-length album, Carnavas, in September 2006. Carnavas fared well enough to land two songs in the Top Ten of Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, "Well Thought Out Twinkles" and "Lazy," and peaked at number 80 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, while the group toured in support, sharing stages with with Wolfmother, Snow Patrol, and OK Go in the United States and opening for the Foo Fighters in the U.K.

The success of Carnavas set the stage for Swoon, which appeared in April 2009 and made an impressive debut, entering the Top 200 Albums chart at number seven. The album's success led to the band being nominated for a Best New Artist prize at the 2010 Grammy Awards, which became a subject of angry and bemused conversation among the group's fans, given that Silversun Pickups were far from newcomers by then. May 2012 brought another studio set, Neck of the Woods (produced by Jacknife Lee), and high-profile dates at many major music festivals in North America, though bassist Nikki Monninger was forced to sit out a number of shows in 2012 and 2013 due to pregnancy, with Sarah Negahdari of the Happy Hollows temporarily taking her place. In 2014, Dangerbird released The Singles Collection, a compilation that collected non-LP tracks from the band; the album appeared on CD and as a digital download, while a special edition was also issued as a vinyl box set. In 2015, Silversun Pickups formed their own label, New Machine Records, which they launched with their fourth full-length album, Better Nature. ~ Mark Deming
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Better Nature

1. Cradle (Better Nature)

2. Connection

3. Pins And Needles

4. Friendly Fires

5. Nightlight

6. Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)

7. Tapedeck

8. Latchkey Kids

9. Ragamuffin

10. The Wild Kind

x

Track List: Neck Of The Woods

1. Skin Graph

2. Make Believe

3. Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)

4. Busy Bees

5. Here We Are (Chancer)

6. Mean Spirits

7. Simmer

8. The Pit

9. Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)

10. Gun-Shy Sunshine

11. Out Of Breath

x

Track List: Swoon

1. There's No Secrets This Year

2. The Royal We

3. Growing Old Is Getting Old

4. It's Nice To Know You Work Alone

5. Panic Switch

6. Draining

7. Sort Of

8. Substitution

9. Catch And Release

10. Surrounded (Or Spiraling)

x

Track List: Carnavas

1. Melatonin

2. Well Thought Out Twinkles

3. Checkered Floor

4. Little Lover's So Polite

5. Future Foe Scenarios

6. Waste It On

7. Lazy Eye

8. Rusted Wheel

9. Dream At Tempo 119

10. Three Seed

11. Common Reactor

x

Track List: Cannibal (Single)

1. Cannibal

x

Track List: Nightlight (Single)

1. Nightlight

x

Track List: Panic Switch (Radio Single)

1. Panic Switch

x

Track List: Seasick (Single)

Comments

Report as inappropriate
Really like this band.
Report as inappropriate
Anyone else seeing them live with Cage The Elephant and Foals?
Report as inappropriate
My #1 favorite band since I discovered them years ago.
Report as inappropriate
I am really liking this band. Not Smashing Pumpkins, newer version of similar sound perhaps. But I've been around a while... Alt rock sounds like it always has since late 80's. Yeah, I'm that old!
Report as inappropriate
These guys have such a unique sound, it's awesome
Report as inappropriate
bree.serena. k e r b s
Nightlights was the first so g if Thiers I heard but I love all I've heard so far!
Report as inappropriate
damn they're my band
Report as inappropriate
F**king awesome group of artists ! I hate hearing people comparing them to Smashing Pieholes. The pickups are musicians who convey emotion and can make you feel that, even if only instrumental y . The pumpkins are a mediocre radio band with a whiny b**ch for a front man.
Report as inappropriate
I really enjoy this band, keep pumping out the great tunes!

Report as inappropriate
Reminds me of early Smashing Pumpkins
Report as inappropriate
A very talented group!
Thank you for all the excelent music.
Report as inappropriate
discovered them on Myspace back in the day :P gasp lol
Report as inappropriate
toferlewis
First 3 albums/eps were excellent, Neck of the Woods was OK, not great. IMO Better Nature is not very good - sorry uber fans - I'll await all the insults. It's over produced, totally controlled and too clean. To me, a key element to this band is the pull between the tight rhythm overlain by Brian's loose voice and sometimes uncontrolled guitar parts - he's a good guitarist and I really liked his early style, but Better Nature is just boring and predictable, a lot of synth too...
Report as inappropriate
Very skilled band. Great guitar player and a strong voiced bass player as well. Like 'em lots.
Report as inappropriate
They alright but I prefer smashing pumpkins
Report as inappropriate
cool sound
Report as inappropriate
By far, of my very favorites of all time. The emotion they evoke with words and music is surreal.
Report as inappropriate
cknight472
I will always have a night light for you, Holly. :*
Report as inappropriate
great song...cant wait for new album.
Report as inappropriate
I hear the comments on Smashing Pumpkins - similar sounds and the such, but to me they have so much more texture. I think they picked up where SP couldnt go. Cant wait for new album.

I love travelling solo to these guys, its the only time I can turn it up as loud as I need to :)
Report as inappropriate
Probably my current favorite band... such good lyrics and harmonies.
Report as inappropriate
such a cool sound, none of the other bands in their niche even come close. Bloody Mary and dream at tempo 119 are my favorites. the chick bass player is cute too :)
Report as inappropriate
Love this band saw them at s Festival in Tucson AZ with 30 seconds to Mars in 2011-when will a new album be released?
Report as inappropriate
Same initials as Smashing Pumpkins. Coincidence?
Report as inappropriate
Silversun Pickups Neck of the woods

The pit

To me that song reminds me of Fallout 3.
Report as inappropriate
Nice to know you work alone is my favorite by them. Keep on doing doing your unique sound
Report as inappropriate
The only reasont they would sound anything like Smashing Pumpkins is because Brian and Billy have SLIGHTLY similar voices. But there isn't a very big similarity.
Anyways, I love these guys!!!!! They're my favorite band for sure!!!! Can't wait for their new album :)
Report as inappropriate
I love all their music! It always puts me in a good mood. Awesome road trip music. I don't know why everyone says they sound like the Smashing Pumpkins. They have a unique style and the vocals are on point, I think the vocals sound like Coheed and Cambria or Muse.
Report as inappropriate
Funny, I never thought they sounded like the Pumpkins until I heard "1979" again on XM yesterday. There's some influence, but they have their own sound. Still this guys rock and I love the guitar work.
Report as inappropriate
They DO sound like the smashing pumpkins... Back when the pumpkins still had some smash and scream in them.

Add the tech aspect akin to radio head and muse and you get a nice combo.

Surprisingly , this combination works even in acoustic. Very nice "elf" punk.
Report as inappropriate
They are having some real good stuff; like them best when they sound between radio head and pumpkins
Report as inappropriate
People say they're a smashing pumpkins knock off. Sigh...
Report as inappropriate
kschaber6
Does sound a bit Pixieish, reminiscent of Kim Deal vocally
Report as inappropriate
Getting stuff done while blasting this song = hip hip hooray!
Report as inappropriate
denitza_bati s t a
Love them! I been waiting for this moment all my lifeee ����������
Report as inappropriate

Jamming loves....
Report as inappropriate
sweet
Report as inappropriate
edsilva471
Way better sound than smashing pumpkins especially the vocals
Report as inappropriate
dylan064
Sounds like smashing punpkins
Report as inappropriate
Badass
Report as inappropriate
they sound like the smashing pumpkins
Report as inappropriate
I'm sorry, but they dont sound like Smashing Pumpkins at all !!!
they are so mor interesting. . . .
Report as inappropriate
I'm sorry, but they dont sound like Smashing Pumpkins at all !!!
they are so mor interesting. . . .
Report as inappropriate
I so enjoy this band! Passion, angst, joy and pain. Like the first taste of Indian food. All kinds of s**t going on but sooo satisfying
Report as inappropriate
There music has a bigger meaning then the words let u believe btw im not Dori Lapman im her son Ryan Costas aka hummingbird
Report as inappropriate
One of the best live bands I've seen!
Report as inappropriate
If one more person says they sound or remind them of Smashing Pumpkins I think I'll scream
Report as inappropriate
One of my favorite new bands. Very original, fresh, different. They remind me of a Smashing Pumpkins of the 90's.
Report as inappropriate
Bass player is smoking hot.
Report as inappropriate
I think the music channel paladia had an unplugged special with SSPU 7 or 8 songs all acoustic. Very very good set. Worth seeking out . It may even be on Netflix as well.
Show more

Don't have a Pandora account? Sign up

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[122, 87, 127, 75, 99, 80, 85, 108, 107, 119, 90, 76, 127, 115, 110, 109, 123, 91, 102, 73, 89, 124, 86, 112, 119, 97, 117, 96, 79, 109, 96, 69, 103, 87, 79, 112, 124, 85, 122, 114, 101, 109, 107, 101, 125, 111, 92, 127, 68, 104, 81, 100, 73, 117, 86, 126, 126, 108, 124, 84, 71, 85, 84, 117, 114, 67, 90, 65, 93, 97, 87, 124, 64, 119, 93, 80, 127, 103, 106, 101, 101, 88, 72, 96, 71, 74, 118, 82, 125, 78, 89, 71, 84, 65, 90, 78, 88, 107, 111, 76, 78, 69, 104, 83, 102, 76, 68, 106, 104, 127, 107, 89, 115, 115, 75, 93, 89, 107, 75, 64, 73, 96, 122, 115, 73, 77, 101, 113, 109, 127, 127, 109, 103, 77, 100, 91, 70, 75, 92, 65, 111, 115, 108, 104, 65, 97, 76, 65, 119, 80, 119, 79, 98, 120, 100, 101, 115, 80, 85, 68, 91, 66, 111, 66, 103, 76, 125, 113, 105, 122, 116, 71, 127, 72, 127, 78, 123, 111, 118, 121, 68, 84, 103, 114, 82, 113, 81, 84, 80, 126, 93, 124, 67, 114, 108, 71, 123, 92, 66, 83, 73, 73, 123, 75, 105, 112, 92, 104, 109, 93, 117, 122, 71, 95, 84, 110, 101, 105, 83, 115, 106, 107, 69, 66, 87, 127, 96, 69, 89, 119, 100, 123, 79, 107, 80, 115, 84, 95, 124, 98, 94, 76, 121, 100, 79, 124, 103, 119, 79, 69, 70, 110, 65, 102, 71, 113, 84, 126, 100, 103, 72, 69, 99, 78, 79, 116, 65, 65, 69, 80, 77, 68, 82, 117, 68, 93, 77, 107, 96, 118, 116, 102, 121, 109, 87, 124, 77, 115, 121, 102, 80, 107, 126, 77, 89, 66, 120, 72, 78, 94, 93, 116, 109, 109, 91, 66, 105, 77, 88, 105, 99, 77, 86, 100, 115, 125, 78, 92, 126, 109, 92, 76, 80, 115, 107, 79, 107, 73, 120, 80, 80, 100, 119, 97, 113, 118, 88, 103, 86, 91, 107, 116, 67, 66, 103, 127, 105, 124, 105, 80, 118, 89, 122, 107, 81, 111, 89, 66, 90, 126, 83, 70, 109, 124, 123, 93, 113, 71, 65, 106, 79, 65, 75, 68, 114, 105, 67, 79, 85, 116, 86, 104, 73, 96, 102, 100, 112, 108, 120, 69, 64, 89, 117, 124, 110, 118, 70, 105, 109, 72, 95, 97, 126, 106, 102, 127, 123, 113, 73, 114, 119, 113, 104, 112, 111, 107, 116, 83, 79, 124, 66, 106, 97, 89, 115, 71, 97, 107, 88, 117, 108, 77, 85, 98, 106, 95, 97, 94, 83, 113, 101, 108, 121, 70, 82, 93, 66, 114, 67, 87, 89, 127, 78, 121, 114, 67, 74, 92, 94, 103, 75, 69, 118, 92, 81, 112, 64, 66, 83, 90, 123, 92, 110, 87, 66, 82, 79, 71, 94, 65, 65, 109, 122, 73, 108, 74, 114, 78, 68, 82, 88, 90, 80, 72, 79, 109, 78, 73, 78, 89, 120, 124, 118, 117, 64, 121, 104, 113, 84, 81, 84, 123]