SILVERSUN PICKUPS RELEASE NEW TRACK,
NEW ALBUM, BETTER NATURE, ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON SEPTEMBER 25TH
ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW
ALL FOUR HOLLYWOOD FOREVER SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES SOLD OUT
“Better Nature is a clearly realized vision of rocking guitar, deep musical landscapes and fluid style.”
-The Daily Beast
Silversun Pickups have released a new song, “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance),” from their highly anticipated new record, Better Nature. The album will be released September 25th on the band’s brand new self-owned label, New Machine Recordings. The Daily Beast premiered “Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)” via a compelling live performance video and an exclusive audio track featuring a discussion with frontman Brian Aubert about the origins of the song and how he and bassist Nikki Monninger, who takes a turn here on lead vocals, collaborated to create it.
Watch Silversun Pickups – Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance) (Official Audio):
In August, the band released the single “Nightlight,” which arrived accompanied by a hallucinatory music film written and directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Pellington (Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam). The extended video for the song, which Entertainment Weekly called “blistering” and Stereogum said was full of “gleaming guitar-churn,” features Meg Steedle (Boardwalk Empire, The Mysteries of Laura) and builds upon the track’s resonant emotional and sonic core to explore the darker recesses of one young woman’s subconscious, a fever dream of paranoia, guilt, desire, and identity.
BETTER NATURE is available now for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a limited edition signed 2 disc 180g vinyl (black) bundle, signed handwritten lyric sheets, art proofs, exclusive T-shirt, and customized SSPU nightlight. Both “Circadian Rhythm” and “Nightlight” are available for instant download on iTunes and PledgeMusic when the album is pre-ordered. For details, please visit silversunpickups.com.
Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012’s visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. Songs like “Friendly Fires” and “Cradle (Better Nature)” were created and crafted in Lee’s Topanga studio, the band building out organically from Aubert’s spare songwriting demos. The result is fluid and freewheeling, “oozy,” in Aubert’s words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures.
“This album is like its own quantum universe,” Aubert says. “It’s kind of unstable.”
GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album’s beating heart is Silversun Pickups’ remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert’s incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups’ most human music thus far.
Silversun Pickups will celebrate BETTER NATURE with a North American tour to be unveiled soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special showcase appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9’s Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA’s Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre as well as four sold-out performances at Los Angeles’ world famous Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever September 27 – 30.
Silversun Pickups is: Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals) * Nikki Monninger (bass) * Joe Lester (keyboards) * Christopher Guanlao (drums)
(New Machine Recordings)
Release Date: September 25th
Cradle (Better Nature)
Pins & Needles
Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
The Wild Kind
All Songs Written by Silversun Pickups and Jacknife Lee
Produced by Jacknife Lee
Mixed by Alan Moulder
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