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Silversun Pickups

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Biography

Silversun Pickups is a Grammy-nominated American indie rock band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005. The band consists of Brian Aubert (vocals, guitar), Nikki Monninger (bass, vocals), Joe Lester (keyboards) and Christopher Guanlao (drums). The band members are friends who had played together previously or in mutual friends' bands. The Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) Songfacts explains that the name Silversun Pickups refers to a liquor store across the road L.A. rock-scene hang Silverlake Lounge. One of the band’s friends would often arrive at the store late at night to buy liquor, and would be as such making the "Silversun Pickup". The band is signed to Dangerbird Records. They released their debut EP "Pikul" in July of 2005. The band has released three albums, 2006's "Carnavas", 2009's "Swoon" and 2012's "Neck of the Woods". The band managed two Top 10 singles on Billboard's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2007: "Lazy Eye" (#5) and "Well Thought Out Twinkles" (#9). In 2009, they managed their third top 10 on the chart, "Panic Switch" (#1) and a fourth song "Substitution" was also on that chart (#23).

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    I've been waiting
    i've been waiting for this moment all my life
    but it's not quite right
    in this 'real'
    it's impossible if possible
    Lazy Eye  -  2,798,368 plays
  2.  
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    Time
    It's never worth my time
    Blue shine
    Bleeds into my eyes
    I still
    Panic Switch  -  1,483,866 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    What was that scar situated from afar
    what was that light integrated in your mind
    what have you done it's too early for everyone
    wait for that sign spilling over and passed in time
    (guitar & drum solo)
    Well Thought Out Twinkles  -  1,187,313 plays
  4.  
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    So much for the light show
    Pissing on while pissing off
    Sucking in a smokescreen
    Selling of a loose knit dream
    Folding up the skyline
    Little Lover's So Polite  -  930,382 plays
  5.  
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    So you can't hold a star in your hand though
    At least you can hold on to a better plan yeah
    Rusted wheel planted still
    I can tell it's summer from the
    Size of the bugs that fly through my window
    Rusted Wheel  -  904,682 plays
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