One wristband will be given per CD/LP purchase while supplies last, so get to Amoeba Hollywood starting at 10:30 am on Tuesday, May 8th to get yours. All attendees must be 16 years or older and have a valid ID. No exceptions y’all. The wristband will identify you as a priority guest at the show for entry before the other ticket holders are allowed in. You can line up any time after 12 pm on Tuesday at Jimmy Kimmel Live! for admittance. You’ll get directions and full info with your wristband.
In San Francisco? Check out Silversun Pickups at Amoeba SF on May 9th at 6pm! As always, our in-store performances are free and open to all ages!
Pre-order your copy of the new CD or LP Neck of the Woods now on Amoeba.com!
Check out the video for "The Royal We" by Silversun Pickups from their last album Swoon...
Neck of the Woods CD
by Silversun Pickups
Neck of the Woods LP
by Silversun Pickups
Thieves Like Us - Play Music (Shelflife)
This was one of those albums that I was excited about before I even heard it. I knew I would be falling in love with this one from the review alone. And the love only got stronger as time went on. I couldn't get enough of this one! It may not seem like much at first, but it truly is fantastic. I still don't know too much about this band. All I know is that they are from Sweden and they like New Order. The album is that sort of dark and new wave style but it doesn't really fall into one genre alone. Favorite songs on the album are "Fass," "Miss You," and "Drugs in My Body." The label Shelflife has put out good albums before, but nothing as good as this. I had really big hopes for this band this year to catch on in America but I don't think they ever really got that big here, which is the fate of many bands that I have fallen in love with before. They might just be a bit too weird or dark and slow. The album does not hit you over the head at first but it does get under your skin and the songs are catchy in their own special way. I highly recommend it. They do remind me a bit of the album by The Teenagers that I fell in love with last year, just without the silliness. A fantastic little album.
"Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - April 17-19th, 2009 or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Find 30 Reasons To Love a Weekend in the Desert."
- By Scott Butterworth
Day #4 - Artist #4 - Silversun Pickups:
What is a Silversun Pickup anyways? I know a pickup is the part of an electric guitar that translates the vibration of the strings into an electrical signal, but naming your band after an accentuated part of your intsrument? Sounds like an idea that was originated by a circle of hippies sitting on a hill. Why not name it "Mother of Pearl Rosette" ($20 to the person that gets that pop culture reference)?
Well, I learned what a silversun pick up is about four days after moving to Los Angeles this past July. Before living in Los Angeles, I had alway heard about the famed indie/alternative music scene in LA's Silver Lake nieghborhood. So the first week in town, my roommate and I decided to check out the first night of Eagle Rock band Princeton's residency at Silver Lake Lounge's legendary Monday night up-and-comers showcase. Between bands we ran across the street to grab some food/drinks at the convenience store on the corner of Silver Lake and Sunset Boulevards. While crossing the street back to the show, I was informed that I had just completed my first "Silver-Sun Pickup." And my roommate went on to explain that the most recent band to break out of Silver Lake with their 2006 album Carnavas dubbed themselves Silversun Pickups from their late night beer-runs to the same Silversun Liquors that we refueled at that night, on the corner of Silver Lake's two major boulevards.