Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
NME.COM feature on Silversun Pickups - Carnavas album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 05 January 2011
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...
- May 16, 2007
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- Well Thought Out Twinkles
- Checkered Floor
- Little Lover's So Polite
- Future Foe Scenarios
- Waste It On
- Lazy Eye
- Rusted Wheel
- Dream At Tempo 119
- Three Seed
- Common Reactor
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Californian four-piece to play ULU in December
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas: Wikipedia Album Entry
Carnavas is Silversun Pickups' first full-length studio album. It was released on July 26, 2006. 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, 2007, 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 2008.
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 rock band 2 and guitar hero world tour.
The CD cover for Carnavas is a slightly edited partial image of artist Darren Waterston's 2004 painting entitled "Summit". The inlay, also featured on the Silversun Pickups' website and Myspace page, is titled "Becoming Tree".
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