Vancouver concert ticket giveaway – Silversun Pickups at Malkin Bowl, Sept 24
We have two tickets to the Silversun Pickups show at Malkin Bowl to give away. School of Seven Bells and Atlas Genius open.
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You can also enter by leaving a comment below telling us the best show you’ve seen at Malkin Bowl. If you do both, we’ll enter you twice in our random number draw.
Who are the Silversun Pickups?
The Los Angeles-based band is touring in support of its third album,Â Neck of the Woods.Â
Band members are singer/guitarist/songwriter Brian Aubert, bassist Nikki Monninger, keyboardist Joe Lester, and drummer Christopher Guanlao. They debuted with 2005’sÂ PikulÂ EP and the following year’sÂ Carnavas, which featured the breakthrough single, “Lazy Eye”.
In 2009 Silversun Pickups releasedÂ Swoon. Tracks included “Panic Switch” (since co-opted by Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign; the band responded with a cease-and-desist order) and “The Royal We”. The band followed up with a lengthy tour and were rewarded with a 2009 Grammy Award nod for “Best New Artist.”
And now, Neck of the Woods
According to the press release, “The new album’s genesis began as Aubert visited cities and hamlets from Italy to Iceland while on a brief hiatus from the non-stop touring that followedÂ Swoon. Aubert’s European impressions fueled a ream of new songs and late night home demos, quietly recorded as his wife slept in the room next door.
“’I got this feedback loop going on in my head,’ he says, ‘thinking that these are just towns people are from.Â It might look kind of magical to me, but I’m definitely an outsider looking in. This is just normal for them, and in a lot of ways, it’s very much the same as where I grew up.’”
In October 2011, Silversun Pickups embarked on ten weeks of sessions at Jacknife Lee’s studio in Topanga – which happens to be Aubert’s childhood hometown