Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

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Album Review

Release date: 05 January 2011

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas

Silversun Pickups

Carnavas

The British summertime can’t come soon enough for Californians Silversun Pickups, one of those bands whose dreamily melancholic drone-rock might well sound melodramatic and mawkish in the winter, but which blossoms like a sprightly sapling come the first rays of sunshine. An obvious comparison here would be with early Smashing Pumpkins, whom the Pickups resemble not just in name and sound but...

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Silversun Pickups - Carnavas: Wikipedia Album Entry

Carnavas is Silversun Pickups' first full-length studio album. It was released on July 26, . The title is an homage to Aubert's Greek heritage. Some suppliers were also given copies of The Tripwire Session: Live In Chicago, a four track EP.

As of the Billboard 200 dated June 30, , it has sold 183,864 copies.

The album generated two successful singles on the US Modern Rock chart. Lazy Eye hit #5 and Well Thought Out Twinkles hit #9, the first one in 2007 and the following peaked at #9 in .

The song Well Thought Out Twinkles is part of the soundtrack of skateboarding video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. Similarly, Lazy Eye will be a playable song in and .

The CD cover for Carnavas is a slightly edited partial image of artist Darren Waterston's painting entitled "Summit". The inlay, also featured on the Silversun Pickups' website and Myspace page, is titled "Becoming Tree".

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