Silversun Pickups have announced that their much-anticipated fourth studio album, BETTER NATURE, will be released September 25th via the band's own New Machine Recordings. Pre-orders for the album in addition to other very limited items are now available at silversunpickups.com.
BETTER NATURE is preceded by the incandescent new single, "Nightlight," debuting August 6th. "Nightlight" will also arrive via an inspired video directed by renowned filmmaker Mark Pellington which will premiere simultaneously with the song.
Silversun Pickups' first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012's visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. The songs were created and crafted in Lee's Topanga studio, the band spontaneously building out from singer/guitarist Brian Aubert's deliberately spare songwriting demos (see tracklisting below). The result is fluid and freewheeling, "oozing," in Aubert's words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures. GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album's beating heart is Silversun Pickups' remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert's incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups' most human music thus far.
Silversun Pickups will herald BETTER NATURE with a full North American tour to be unveiled soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9's Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA's Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre.
BETTER NATURE marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups' New Machine Recordings. The artist owned label -- which takes its name from the PIKUL favorite, "...All The Go Inbetweens"-is distributed by ADA.
1. Cradle (Better Nature)
3. Pins & Needles
4. Friendly Fires
6. Circadian Rhythm (Last Dance)
8. Latchkey Kids
10. The Wild Kind
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Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the contemporary era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the opening indie rock salvo of 2005's PIKUL EP to 2012's far-reaching NECK OF THE WOODS, each successive release has seen the band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits. Ambitious and anthemic, tracks like "Panic Switch" and "Lazy Eye" have proven modern classics, a guarantee of rare danger and invention amidst the anodyne dross of post-millennial rock. What's more, the indefatigable quartet have made it their mission to bring their unique music to the people, touring the planet nearly non-stop to reach a devoted and ever-growing international fan following.
Silversun Pickups is: Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals) * Nikki Monninger (bass) * Joe Lester (keyboards) * Christopher Guanlao (drums)