Silver Lake’s “Bona Fide Rock Stars”

Not much music of interest generated out of Tinseltown these days.  Sure, there are plenty of artists who have relocated to the Golden State, but what about some homegrown talent?

Bucking the trend and breaking out is Silversun Pickups, rising up out of the music scene in LA’s hipsteresque Silver Lake neighborhood.

Silversun Pickups

Silversun Pickups

If you are a fan of distortion and overdubs (and who isn’t?), be sure to check out their most recent (and second full-length) release, Swoon, before going back to discover their debut full-length and EPs.

Making the rounds on radio these days, they recently revisited their “home” radio station, KCRW, for a live set and interview where they were greeted by Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley with the “bona fide rock star” tag.

An additional recent appearance on NPR’s World Cafe gives you yet another chance to hear the band perform a few songs and answer questions about their humble beginnings and recent success.

The “sophomore jinx” is a tough one for a lot of young bands.  But Silversun Pickups seem to have sailed right through that storm cloud with Swoon.

Of course, just making it out of LA with their integrity intact would have been reason enough to salute them.  Consider it “Mission Accomplished” and then some.

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~ by acm213 on June 16, 2009.

2 Responses to “Silver Lake’s “Bona Fide Rock Stars””

  1. Acme Eclectic – You demand it, and AE delivers!
    I still haven’t picked up their 2nd disc. I know i’m lazy.

  2. Awesome band! Swoon is a great disc (as well as Carnavas). I now need to look into their EPs. Keep up the good posts.

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